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State Demographics Data - NE

Nebraska

Demographics & Social
2014
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 125,400
% Foreign Born 6.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 68.0%
% change: 1990-2000 164.7%
Race (%)  
One race 98.3%
White
57.4%
Black or African American
7.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.1%
Asian
22.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
9.8%
Two or more races 1.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 68,773
% Latino 54.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 9.6%
18-64 83.4%
65 and older 6.5%
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 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 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.

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Gender (% female) 48.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.6%
Married 59.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.0%

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 1,756,103
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 7.3%
% change: 1990-2000 5.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White 90.5%
Black or African American 4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.0%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 121,507
% Latino 6.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.4%
5-17 18.5%
18-64 59.1%
65 and older 15.0%
Median Age 36.1
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.9%
Married 52.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.1%
Foreign Born
Number 74,638
% Foreign Born 4.4%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 1,636,625
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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.

125,400
Born in Africa 9,340
Born in Asia 34,779
Born in Europe 9,116
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 70,553
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,149
Born in Oceania 463
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.

125,400
Europe 9,116
Northern Europe 1,733
United Kingdom
1,455
Ireland
231
Other Northern Europe
47
Western Europe 2,062
France
247
Germany
1,612
Other Western Europe
203
Southern Europe 614
Italy
215
Portugal
34
Other Southern Europe
365
Eastern Europe 4,707
Poland
462
Russia
514
Other Eastern Europe
3,731
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 34,779
Eastern Asia 6,969
China
3,972

China, excluding Taiwan

3,770

Taiwan

202
Japan
561
Korea
2,436
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 7,570
India
5,050
Iran
710
Other South Central Asia
1,810
Southeastern Asia 15,647
Philippines
1,901
Vietnam
7,766
Other Southeastern Asia
5,980
Western Asia 4,593
Israel
96
Lebanon
246
Other Western Asia
4,251
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 9,340
Eastern Africa 3,411
Northern Africa
2,080
Western Africa
1,880
Middle and Southern Africa
383
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,586
Oceania 463
Australia and New Zealand subregion 463
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 71,702
Latin America 70,553
Caribbean
4,694

Cuba

3,161

Jamaica

745

Other Caribbean

788
Central America
63,314

Mexico

49,355

El Salvador

3,929

Other Central America

10,030
South America
2,545

Brazil

571

Colombia

804

Other South America

1,170
Northern America 1,149
Canada
1,149
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 25,343
1990-1999 32,807
2000-2009 44,045
Since 2010 23,205
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 7.4%
Born in Asia 27.7%
Born in Europe 7.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 56.3%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 0.9%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.9%
Country #2 6.0%
Country #3 4.3%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.3%
Northern Europe 1.4%
United Kingdom 1.2%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.0%
Western Europe 1.6%
France 0.2%
Germany 1.3%
Other Western Europe 0.2%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 3.8%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.4%
Other Eastern Europe 3.0%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 27.7%
Eastern Asia 5.6%
China 3.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.0%
Taiwan 0.2%
Japan 0.4%
Korea 1.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.0%
India 4.0%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 1.4%
Southeastern Asia 12.5%
Philippines 1.5%
Vietnam 6.2%
Other Southeastern Asia 4.8%
Western Asia 3.7%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 3.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 7.4%
Eastern Africa 2.7%
Northern Africa 1.7%
Western Africa 1.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.3%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.4%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 57.2%
Latin America 56.3%
Caribbean 3.7%
Cuba 2.5%
Jamaica 0.6%
Other Caribbean 0.6%
Central America 50.5%
Mexico 39.4%
El Salvador 3.1%
Other Central America 8.0%
South America 2.0%
Brazil 0.5%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 0.9%
Northern America 0.9%
Canada 0.9%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 20.2%
1980-1989 26.2%
1990-1999 35.1%
Since 2000 18.5%
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 125,400
Naturalized citizens 43,971
Noncitizens 81,429
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 43,971
Before 1980 4,071
1980-1989 3,589
1990-1999 8,784
2000-2009 18,592
Since 2010 8,935
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 35.1%
Noncitizens 64.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 9.3%
1980-1989 8.2%
1990-1999 20.0%
2000-2009 42.3%
Since 2010 20.3%
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) 41,903
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 3,641
% married among women who gave birth
87.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
12.1%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 389,177
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 24,555
% married among women who gave birth 70.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 29.9%
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 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 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 3.41
Average family size 3.86
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.40
Average family size 2.98
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 450,143
Only native parent(s)
381,491
One or more foreign-born parents
68,652

Child is native

57,607

Child is foreign born

11,045
Children under age 6 with 152,301
Only native parent(s)
128,677
One or more foreign-born parents
23,624

Child is native

22,235

Child is foreign born

1,389
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 297,842
Only native parent(s)
252,814
One or more foreign-born parents
45,028

Child is native

35,372

Child is foreign born

9,656
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.

171,061
Only native parents 124,301
One or more foreign-born parents 46,760
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.3%
Child is native 12.8%
Child is foreign born 2.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.5%
Child is native 14.6%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.1%
Child is native 11.9%
Child is foreign born 3.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 72.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.3%
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, 2014 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 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 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.