Nebraska Census Data


Nebraska Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Nebraska as of July 1, 2016. Our Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank NE cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Nebraska Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,917,345
Population in Households 1,865,175
Population in Familes 1,485,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 52,170
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 757,046
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 487,241
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 838,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485,663 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 271,383 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 81,130 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $144,084
Average Home Value $180,402


Median Household Income $53,061
Average Household Income $69,783
Per Capita Income $27,841
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.8%
Households 0.78% 0.8%
Families 0.67% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.