State of Nebraska Demographics
Capital City:
Lincoln
State FLower:
Goldenrod
State Bird:
Western Meadowlark
State #37 Admitted to Union:
March 1, 1867

People Facts Nebraska USA
Population, 2010 1,826,341 308,745,538
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 7.1% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 25.0% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 13.6% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 50.3% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 90.1% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 4.7% 13.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 1.3% 1.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2011 1.9% 5.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 1.8% 2.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 9.5% 16.7%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 81.8% 63.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 5.9% 12.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 9.7% 20.1%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 90.0% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 27.7% 27.9%
Veterans, 2006-2010 149,594 22,652,496
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 17.9 25.2
Housing units, 2011 801,185 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 68.6% 66.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 19.3% 25.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $123,900 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 711,771 114,235,996
Persons per household, 2006-2010 2.46 2.59
Per capita money income in past 12 mo. (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $25,229 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $49,342 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 11.8% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 51,886 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 769,436 111,970,095
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 2.4 -1.8
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 123,900 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 159,665 27,092,908
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.8% 7.1%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.4% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.4% 5.7%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.9% 8.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 25.7% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 40,157,999 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 24,019,868 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 26,486,612 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $14,965 $12,990
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 2,685,580 613,795,732
Building permits, 2011 5,203 624,061
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 76,824.17 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 23.8 87.4