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State Demographics Data - NE

Nebraska

Demographics & Social
2018
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 138,953
% Foreign Born 7.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 86.2%
% change: 1990-2000 164.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
48.4%
Black or African American
10.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.7%
Asian
23.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
14.8%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 71,518
% Latino 51.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.2%
5-17 7.5%
18-64 83.8%
65 and older 7.5%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

37.8
Gender (% female) 47.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.1%
Married 59.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.2%

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 1,790,315
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 9.4%
% change: 1990-2000 5.6%
Race (%)  
One race 96.9%
White 89.4%
Black or African American 4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0%
Asian 0.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.4%
Two or more races 3.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 142,965
% Latino 8.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.2%
5-17 18.6%
18-64 57.8%
65 and older 16.4%
Median Age 36.6
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.7%
Married 51.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.6%
Foreign Born
Number 74,638
% Foreign Born 4.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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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.

138,953
Born in Africa 13,440
Born in Asia 38,642
Born in Europe 11,169
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 73,067
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,073
Born in Oceania 562
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
Country #2
Country #3
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.

138,953
Europe 11,169
Northern Europe 2,163
United Kingdom
1,507
Ireland
385
Other Northern Europe
271
Western Europe 3,120
France
481
Germany
2,233
Other Western Europe
406
Southern Europe 1,153
Italy
303
Portugal
72
Other Southern Europe
778
Eastern Europe 4,733
Poland
435
Russia
1,046
Other Eastern Europe
3,252
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 38,642
Eastern Asia 6,998
China
3,377

China, excluding Taiwan

2,667

Taiwan

710
Japan
763
Korea
2,858
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 11,122
India
6,347
Iran
224
Other South Central Asia
4,551
Southeastern Asia 17,273
Philippines
4,217
Vietnam
4,713
Other Southeastern Asia
8,343
Western Asia 3,207
Israel
182
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
3,025
Other Asia (no country specified) 42
Africa 13,440
Eastern Africa 5,969
Northern Africa
2,212
Western Africa
2,116
Middle and Southern Africa
854
Other Africa (no country specified)
2,289
Oceania 562
Australia and New Zealand subregion 348
Oceania (no country specified) 214
Americas 75,140
Latin America 73,067
Caribbean
5,210

Cuba

4,197

Jamaica

103

Other Caribbean

910
Central America
63,031

Mexico

44,477

El Salvador

6,226

Other Central America

12,328
South America
4,826

Brazil

1,003

Colombia

917

Other South America

2,906
Northern America 2,073
Canada
2,073
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 22,070
1990-1999 30,537
2000-2009 41,607
Since 2010 44,739
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.7%
Born in Asia 27.8%
Born in Europe 8.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 52.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.5%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 8.0%
Northern Europe 1.6%
United Kingdom 1.1%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.2%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.6%
Eastern Europe 3.4%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 2.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 27.8%
Eastern Asia 5.0%
China 2.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 1.9%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 2.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 8.0%
India 4.6%
Iran 0.2%
Other South Central Asia 3.3%
Southeastern Asia 12.4%
Philippines 3.0%
Vietnam 3.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 6.0%
Western Asia 2.3%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 2.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 9.7%
Eastern Africa 4.3%
Northern Africa 1.6%
Western Africa 1.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.6%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.2%
Americas 54.1%
Latin America 52.6%
Caribbean 3.7%
Cuba 3.0%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.7%
Central America 45.4%
Mexico 32.0%
El Salvador 4.5%
Other Central America 8.9%
South America 3.5%
Brazil 0.7%
Colombia 0.7%
Other South America 2.1%
Northern America 1.5%
Canada 1.5%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 15.9%
1980-1989 22.0%
1990-1999 29.9%
Since 2000 32.2%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 138,953
Naturalized citizens 55,596
Noncitizens 83,357
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 55,596
Before 1990 8,034
1990-1999 10,414
2000-2009 15,437
2010-2014 12,651
Since 2015 9,060
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 40.0%
Noncitizens 60.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.5%
1980-1989 18.7%
1990-1999 27.8%
2000-2009 22.8%
Since 2010 16.3%
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) 47,333
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 3,867
% married among women who gave birth
79.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
20.1%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 393,142
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 21,825
% married among women who gave birth 70.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 29.8%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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
Average family size 4
U.S. Born
Average household size 2
Average family size 3
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 454,133
Only native parent(s)
384,360
One or more foreign-born parents
69,773

Child is native

60,018

Child is foreign born

9,755
Children under age 6 with 153,514
Only native parent(s)
129,598
One or more foreign-born parents
23,916

Child is native

22,125

Child is foreign born

1,791
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 300,619
Only native parent(s)
254,762
One or more foreign-born parents
45,857

Child is native

37,893

Child is foreign born

7,964
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.

155,934
Only native parents 114,225
One or more foreign-born parents 41,709
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.4%
Child is native 13.2%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.6%
Child is native 14.4%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.3%
Child is native 12.6%
Child is foreign born 2.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 73.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.7%
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, 2018 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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.