E.g., 02/24/2017
E.g., 02/24/2017

State Demographics Data - NE

Nebraska

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 128,390
% Foreign Born 6.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 72.0%
% change: 1990-2000 164.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
53.7%
Black or African American
10.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
23.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
9.5%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 66,477
% Latino 51.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.0%
5-17 7.9%
18-64 83.8%
65 and older 7.4%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

36.5
Gender (% female) 49.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.5%
Married 56.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.0%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 1,767,800
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 8.0%
% change: 1990-2000 5.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White 90.7%
Black or African American 4.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.1%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 130,491
% Latino 7.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.3%
5-17 18.7%
18-64 58.8%
65 and older 15.2%
Median Age 36
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.7%
Married 51.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.0%
Foreign Born
Number 74,638
% Foreign Born 4.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
Race (%)  
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Age Groups (%)  
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
U.S. Born
Number 1,636,625
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
1990-2000  
Race (%)  
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Age Groups (%)  
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Custom text  
Foreign Born
Number 28,198
% Foreign Born 1.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 1,550,187
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

128,390
Born in Africa 11,981
Born in Asia 35,974
Born in Europe 8,377
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 70,599
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,275
Born in Oceania 184
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 El Salvador
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

128,390
Europe 8,377
Northern Europe 2,081
United Kingdom
1,939
Ireland
7
Other Northern Europe
135
Western Europe 2,454
France
316
Germany
1,948
Other Western Europe
190
Southern Europe 558
Italy
301
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
257
Eastern Europe 3,284
Poland
205
Russia
701
Other Eastern Europe
2,378
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 35,974
Eastern Asia 7,843
China
5,357

China, excluding Taiwan

4,994

Taiwan

363
Japan
677
Korea
1,809
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 11,064
India
7,543
Iran
340
Other South Central Asia
3,181
Southeastern Asia 13,569
Philippines
2,286
Vietnam
5,635
Other Southeastern Asia
5,648
Western Asia 3,458
Israel
158
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
3,300
Other Asia (no country specified) 40
Africa 11,981
Eastern Africa 5,506
Northern Africa
3,083
Western Africa
1,786
Middle and Southern Africa
462
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,144
Oceania 184
Australia and New Zealand subregion 99
Oceania (no country specified) 85
Americas 71,874
Latin America 70,599
Caribbean
4,058

Cuba

2,522

Jamaica

95

Other Caribbean

1,441
Central America
62,914

Mexico

50,918

El Salvador

3,259

Other Central America

8,737
South America
3,627

Brazil

1,635

Colombia

392

Other South America

1,600
Northern America 1,275
Canada
1,275
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 26,798
1990-1999 31,350
2000-2009 39,583
Since 2010 30,659
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.3%
Born in Asia 28.0%
Born in Europe 6.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 55.0%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.0%
Born in Oceania 0.1%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.9%
Country #2 6.0%
Country #3 4.3%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 6.5%
Northern Europe 1.6%
United Kingdom 1.5%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 1.9%
France 0.2%
Germany 1.5%
Other Western Europe 0.1%
Southern Europe 0.4%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 2.6%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 1.9%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 28.0%
Eastern Asia 6.1%
China 4.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.9%
Taiwan 0.3%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 1.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 8.6%
India 5.9%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.5%
Southeastern Asia 10.6%
Philippines 1.8%
Vietnam 4.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 4.4%
Western Asia 2.7%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 2.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 9.3%
Eastern Africa 4.3%
Northern Africa 2.4%
Western Africa 1.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.9%
Oceania 0.1%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 56.0%
Latin America 55.0%
Caribbean 3.2%
Cuba 2.0%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 1.1%
Central America 49.0%
Mexico 39.7%
El Salvador 2.5%
Other Central America 6.8%
South America 2.8%
Brazil 1.3%
Colombia 0.3%
Other South America 1.2%
Northern America 1.0%
Canada 1.0%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 20.9%
1980-1989 24.4%
1990-1999 30.8%
Since 2000 23.9%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 74,638
Born in Africa 2,649
Born in Asia 19,202
Born in Europe 10,837
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 39,991
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,612
Cat28 347
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 Guatemala
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.5%
Born in Asia 25.7%
Born in Europe 14.5%
Born in Latin America 53.6%
Born in Northern America 2.2%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 40.8%
Country #2 7.2%
Country #3 4.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 27,472
Born in Africa 795
Born in Asia 8,538
Born in Europe 10,554
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 6,035
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,329
Cat21 221
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Former USSR
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.9%
Born in Asia 31.1%
Born in Europe 38.4%
Born in Latin America 22.0%
Born in Northern America 4.8%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 14.6%
Country #2 9.3%
Country #3 7.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 128,390
Naturalized citizens 48,394
Noncitizens 79,996
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 48,394
Before 1980 4,153
1980-1989 3,913
1990-1999 9,674
2000-2009 17,645
Since 2010 13,009
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 37.7%
Noncitizens 62.3%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 8.6%
1980-1989 8.1%
1990-1999 20.0%
2000-2009 36.5%
Since 2010 26.9%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 74,638
Naturalized citizens 23,918
Noncitizens 50,720
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 32.0%
Noncitizens 68.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 28,198
Naturalized citizens 15,312
Noncitizens 12,886
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 54.3%
Noncitizens 45.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 43,866
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 3,946
% married among women who gave birth
82.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
17.6%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 390,450
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 25,485
% married among women who gave birth 63.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 36.7%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.32
Average family size 3.94
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.41
Average family size 3.04
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 448,701
Only native parent(s)
380,567
One or more foreign-born parents
68,134

Child is native

58,990

Child is foreign born

9,144
Children under age 6 with 152,704
Only native parent(s)
129,509
One or more foreign-born parents
23,195

Child is native

21,647

Child is foreign born

1,548
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 295,997
Only native parent(s)
251,058
One or more foreign-born parents
44,939

Child is native

37,343

Child is foreign born

7,596
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

164,861
Only native parents 120,045
One or more foreign-born parents 44,816
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.2%
Child is native 13.1%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.2%
Child is native 14.2%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.2%
Child is native 12.6%
Child is foreign born 2.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 72.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.2%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 436,682
Only native parent(s) 403,311
One or more foreign-born parents 33,371
Child is native 25,576
Child is foreign born 7,795
Children under age 6 with 139,102
Only native parent(s) 124,623
One or more foreign-born parents 14,479
Child is native 13,000
Child is foreign born 1,479
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 297,580
Only native parent(s) 278,688
One or more foreign-born parents 18,892
Child is native 12,576
Child is foreign born 6,316
Children in Low-Income Families* 151,521
Only native parents 134,592
One or more foreign-born parents 16,929
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.6%
Child is native 5.9%
Child is foreign born 1.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.4%
Child is native 9.3%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.3%
Child is native 4.2%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 88.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.2%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 421,217
Only native parent(s) 409,046
One or more foreign-born parents 12,171
Child is native 10,401
Child is foreign born 1,770
Children under age 6 with 144,112
Only native parent(s) 140,122
One or more foreign-born parents 3,990
Child is native 3,721
Child is foreign born 269
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 277,105
Only native parent(s) 268,924
One or more foreign-born parents 8,181
Child is native 6,680
Child is foreign born 1,501
Children in Low-Income Families* 165,083
Only native parents 159,172
One or more foreign-born parents 5,911
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.9%
Child is native 2.5%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.8%
Child is native 2.6%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.0%
Child is native 2.4%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 96.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.6%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.