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State Demographics Data - NE

Nebraska

Demographics & Social
2012
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 118,522
% Foreign Born 6.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 58.8%
% change: 1990-2000 164.7%
Race (%)  
One race 98.5%
White
50.4%
Black or African American
8.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
23.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
15.9%
Two or more races 1.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 65,435
% Latino 55.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 10.4%
18-64 82.6%
65 and older 6.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

36.7
Gender (% female) 48.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.5%
Married 59.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 11.3%

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 1,737,003
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 6.1%
% change: 1990-2000 5.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White 90.7%
Black or African American 4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.4%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 113,449
% Latino 6.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.5%
5-17 18.3%
18-64 59.7%
65 and older 14.4%
Median Age 36.2
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.5%
Married 52.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.2%
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.

118,522
Born in Africa 9,198
Born in Asia 31,900
Born in Europe 8,722
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 66,948
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,238
Born in Oceania 516
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.

118,522
Europe 8,722
Northern Europe 1,876
United Kingdom
1,664
Ireland
95
Other Northern Europe
117
Western Europe 2,245
France
137
Germany
1,899
Other Western Europe
209
Southern Europe 898
Italy
463
Portugal
277
Other Southern Europe
158
Eastern Europe 3,650
Poland
165
Russia
635
Other Eastern Europe
2,850
Other Europe (no country specified) 53
Asia 31,900
Eastern Asia 6,990
China
4,324

China, excluding Taiwan

4,047

Taiwan

277
Japan
776
Korea
1,817
Other Eastern Asia
73
South Central Asia 7,651
India
4,695
Iran
374
Other South Central Asia
2,582
Southeastern Asia 13,754
Philippines
1,820
Vietnam
7,104
Other Southeastern Asia
4,830
Western Asia 3,059
Israel
155
Lebanon
331
Other Western Asia
2,573
Other Asia (no country specified) 446
Africa 9,198
Eastern Africa 1,977
Northern Africa
2,686
Western Africa
3,692
Middle and Southern Africa
478
Other Africa (no country specified)
365
Oceania 516
Australia and New Zealand subregion 326
Oceania (no country specified) 190
Americas 68,186
Latin America 66,948
Caribbean
3,260

Cuba

2,911

Jamaica

34

Other Caribbean

315
Central America
61,997

Mexico

49,603

El Salvador

5,135

Other Central America

7,259
South America
1,691

Brazil

212

Colombia

678

Other South America

801
Northern America 1,238
Canada
1,176
Other Northern America
62
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 26,190
1990-1999 32,806
2000-2009 48,767
Since 2010 10,759
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 7.8%
Born in Asia 26.9%
Born in Europe 7.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 56.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.0%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.9%
Country #2 6.0%
Country #3 4.3%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.4%
Northern Europe 1.6%
United Kingdom 1.4%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 1.9%
France 0.1%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.2%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.2%
Other Southern Europe 0.1%
Eastern Europe 3.1%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 2.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 26.9%
Eastern Asia 5.9%
China 3.6%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.4%
Taiwan 0.2%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 1.5%
Other Eastern Asia 0.1%
South Central Asia 6.5%
India 4.0%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 2.2%
Southeastern Asia 11.6%
Philippines 1.5%
Vietnam 6.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 4.1%
Western Asia 2.6%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 2.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.4%
Africa 7.8%
Eastern Africa 1.7%
Northern Africa 2.3%
Western Africa 3.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.2%
Americas 57.5%
Latin America 56.5%
Caribbean 2.8%
Cuba 2.5%
Jamaica 0.0%
Other Caribbean 0.3%
Central America 52.3%
Mexico 41.9%
El Salvador 4.3%
Other Central America 6.1%
South America 1.4%
Brazil 0.2%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 0.7%
Northern America 1.0%
Canada 1.0%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.1%
1980-1989 27.7%
1990-1999 41.1%
Since 2000 9.1%
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 7.2%
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 Mexico
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 9.3%
Country #3 7.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 118,522
Naturalized citizens 42,684
Noncitizens 75,838
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 42,684
Before 1980 4,258
1980-1989 3,222
1990-1999 9,343
2000-2009 20,079
Since 2010 5,782
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 36.0%
Noncitizens 64.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 10.0%
1980-1989 7.5%
1990-1999 21.9%
2000-2009 47.0%
Since 2010 13.5%
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) 40,485
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 3,161
% married among women who gave birth
73.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.4%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 390,737
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 23,011
% married among women who gave birth 70.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 29.6%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 3.57
Average family size 3.83
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.39
Average family size 2.97
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. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 442,956
Only native parent(s)
374,962
One or more foreign-born parents
67,994

Child is native

57,331

Child is foreign born

10,663
Children under age 6 with 154,605
Only native parent(s)
130,433
One or more foreign-born parents
24,172

Child is native

23,150

Child is foreign born

1,022
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 288,351
Only native parent(s)
244,529
One or more foreign-born parents
43,822

Child is native

34,181

Child is foreign born

9,641
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

176,203
Only native parents 131,426
One or more foreign-born parents 44,777
%
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 12.9%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.6%
Child is native 15.0%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.2%
Child is native 11.9%
Child is foreign born 3.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 74.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.4%
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. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

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 a number 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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 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.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.