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State Demographics Data - NE

Nebraska

Demographics & Social
2017
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 143,331
% Foreign Born 7.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 92.0%
% change: 1990-2000 164.7%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White
53.9%
Black or African American
9.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
23.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
10.8%
Two or more races 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 76,227
% Latino 53.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 8.7%
18-64 82.1%
65 and older 8.5%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

37.7
Gender (% female) 48.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 25.7%
Married 61.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.7%

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 1,776,745
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 8.6%
% change: 1990-2000 5.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.3%
White 90.0%
Black or African American 4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 0.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.3%
Two or more races 2.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 133,690
% Latino 7.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.4%
5-17 18.6%
18-64 58.1%
65 and older 15.9%
Median Age 36.2
Gender (% female) 50.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.6%
Married 52.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.2%
Foreign Born
Number 74,638
% Foreign Born 4.4%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

143,331
Born in Africa 13,000
Born in Asia 40,012
Born in Europe 10,787
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 77,086
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,913
Born in Oceania 533
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.

143,331
Europe 10,787
Northern Europe 1,866
United Kingdom
1,377
Ireland
197
Other Northern Europe
292
Western Europe 3,330
France
16
Germany
2,980
Other Western Europe
334
Southern Europe 749
Italy
392
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
357
Eastern Europe 4,842
Poland
546
Russia
732
Other Eastern Europe
3,564
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 40,012
Eastern Asia 9,467
China
5,557

China, excluding Taiwan

5,213

Taiwan

344
Japan
1,462
Korea
2,366
Other Eastern Asia
82
South Central Asia 12,427
India
5,770
Iran
472
Other South Central Asia
6,185
Southeastern Asia 14,172
Philippines
1,663
Vietnam
4,827
Other Southeastern Asia
7,682
Western Asia 3,921
Israel
408
Lebanon
202
Other Western Asia
3,311
Other Asia (no country specified) 25
Africa 13,000
Eastern Africa 5,300
Northern Africa
2,484
Western Africa
3,221
Middle and Southern Africa
1,852
Other Africa (no country specified)
143
Oceania 533
Australia and New Zealand subregion 446
Oceania (no country specified) 87
Americas 78,999
Latin America 77,086
Caribbean
4,752

Cuba

3,594

Jamaica

205

Other Caribbean

953
Central America
69,606

Mexico

52,688

El Salvador

5,449

Other Central America

11,469
South America
2,728

Brazil

413

Colombia

509

Other South America

1,806
Northern America 1,913
Canada
1,913
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 23,044
1990-1999 33,364
2000-2009 49,928
Since 2010 36,995
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.1%
Born in Asia 27.9%
Born in Europe 7.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 53.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.3%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.9
Country #2 6.00%
Country #3 4.3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.5%
Northern Europe 1.3%
United Kingdom 1.0%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.3%
France 0.0%
Germany 2.1%
Other Western Europe 0.2%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 3.4%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 2.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 27.9%
Eastern Asia 6.6%
China 3.9%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.6%
Taiwan 0.2%
Japan 1.0%
Korea 1.7%
Other Eastern Asia 0.1%
South Central Asia 8.7%
India 4.0%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 4.3%
Southeastern Asia 9.9%
Philippines 1.2%
Vietnam 3.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 5.4%
Western Asia 2.7%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 2.3%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 9.1%
Eastern Africa 3.7%
Northern Africa 1.7%
Western Africa 2.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 55.1%
Latin America 53.8%
Caribbean 3.3%
Cuba 2.5%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.7%
Central America 48.6%
Mexico 36.8%
El Salvador 3.8%
Other Central America 8.0%
South America 1.9%
Brazil 0.3%
Colombia 0.4%
Other South America 1.3%
Northern America 1.3%
Canada 1.3%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 16.1%
1980-1989 23.3%
1990-1999 34.8%
Since 2000 25.8%
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 7.20%
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 0
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 9.30%
Country #3 7.60%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 143,331
Naturalized citizens 56,317
Noncitizens 87,014
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 56,317
Before 1980 4,524
1980-1989 3,050
1990-1999 8,622
2000-2009 21,447
Since 2010 18,674
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.3%
Noncitizens 60.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 8.0%
1980-1989 5.4%
1990-1999 15.3%
2000-2009 38.1%
Since 2010 33.2%
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) 45,993
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 4,597
% married among women who gave birth
87.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
12.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 386,728
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 25,023
% married among women who gave birth 70.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 29.7%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.33
Average family size 3.83
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.4
Average family size 2.99
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 453,186
Only native parent(s)
376,424
One or more foreign-born parents
76,762

Child is native

65,563

Child is foreign born

11,199
Children under age 6 with 153,639
Only native parent(s)
126,814
One or more foreign-born parents
26,825

Child is native

25,417

Child is foreign born

1,408
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 299,547
Only native parent(s)
249,610
One or more foreign-born parents
49,937

Child is native

40,146

Child is foreign born

9,791
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.

165,155
Only native parents 119,434
One or more foreign-born parents 45,721
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.9%
Child is native 14.5%
Child is foreign born 2.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.5%
Child is native 16.5%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.7%
Child is native 13.4%
Child is foreign born 3.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 72.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.7%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.