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State Income Data - NE
 

Nebraska

Income & Poverty
2019
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

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
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

138,635
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 27.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 58.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 46.2%
% change: 1990-2000 177.2%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 13.9%
With related children under age 18
17.0%
With related children under age 5
14.1%
Married-couple families 9.0%
With related children under age 18
10.0%
With related children under age 5
11.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 34.9%
With related children under age 18
41.1%
With related children under age 5
23.9%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 59,073
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
22.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
68.8%
Noncitizens 79,562
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
31.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
51.1%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: 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.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe 6,528
Below 100% of the poverty level
15.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 71,925
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

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
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,738,994
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 16.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 74.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 17.9%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 5.4%
With related children under age 18
8.5%
With related children under age 5
12.0%
Married-couple families 2.3%
With related children under age 18
2.2%
With related children under age 5
1.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 20.9%
With related children under age 18
27.9%
With related children under age 5
43.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 71,636
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 55.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,590,817
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 72.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 25,293
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 58.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,504,317
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 1,752,151
Below 100% of the poverty level 169,115
Speaks only English
1,546,524
Below 100% of the poverty level 139,280
Speaks Spanish
133,204
Below 100% of the poverty level 19,244
Speaks other Indo-European languages
22,808
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,982
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
27,942
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,931
Speaks other languages
21,673
Below 100% of the poverty level 4,678
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.7%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.0%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.1%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.5%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.6%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 71,812
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 22.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 29.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 16.3%
Earned $75,000 or more 11.7%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 33,947
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
1.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
13.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
21.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
28.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.7%
Earned $75,000 or more
12.5%
Noncitizens (%) 37,865
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
17.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
23.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
30.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
13.2%
Earned $75,000 or more
11.0%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $39,843
Female $31,828
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$45,942
Female
$32,127
Noncitizens  
Male
$36,391
Female
$31,615
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 678,168
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 9.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 15.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 23.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 25.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 22.3%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $52,399
Female $41,798
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $49,078
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $57,178
Noncitizens $42,517
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $64,765
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS. 3) 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
Home Ownership Rate 47.9%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 59.9%
Noncitizens 37.6%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 67.8%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 141,366
With health insurance 73.9%
With private health insurance
60.3%
With public coverage
17.7%
No health insurance coverage 26.1%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 59,252
With health insurance 86.4%
With private health insurance
71.4%
With public coverage
21.7%
No health insurance coverage 13.6%
Noncitizens (%) 82,114
With health insurance 64.8%
With private health insurance
52.3%
With public coverage
14.8%
No health insurance coverage 35.2%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,762,845
With health insurance 93.1%
With private health insurance
76.4%
With public coverage
29.2%
No health insurance coverage 6.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • 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.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Private coverage includes employer- or union-provided insurance, insurance purchased directly, and TRICARE (the health program of the U.S. military) or other military health care. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, or another governmental medical assistance program, and Veterans Administration health care. Individuals can be covered by more than one type of insurance, and they can be covered by both private and public insurers. Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.