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State Demographics Data - NE

Nebraska

Demographics & Social
2013
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 123,182
% Foreign Born 6.6%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 65.0%
% change: 1990-2000 164.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.4%
White
54.3%
Black or African American
7.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
22.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
12.9%
Two or more races 2.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 68,891
% Latino 55.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 7.7%
18-64 84.1%
65 and older 7.5%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.

36.6
Gender (% female) 48.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.1%
Married 59.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 11.4%

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 1,745,334
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 6.6%
% change: 1990-2000 5.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White 90.7%
Black or African American 4.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.1%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 114,291
% Latino 6.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.3%
5-17 18.6%
18-64 59.4%
65 and older 14.6%
Median Age 36.3
Gender (% female) 50.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.5%
Married 52.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.8%
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.

123,182
Born in Africa 8,987
Born in Asia 31,707
Born in Europe 9,045
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 70,702
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,873
Born in Oceania 868
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.

123,182
Europe 9,045
Northern Europe 2,841
United Kingdom
2,261
Ireland
254
Other Northern Europe
326
Western Europe 2,074
France
86
Germany
1,827
Other Western Europe
161
Southern Europe 1,053
Italy
461
Portugal
100
Other Southern Europe
492
Eastern Europe 3,077
Poland
209
Russia
554
Other Eastern Europe
2,314
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 31,707
Eastern Asia 7,594
China
4,743

China, excluding Taiwan

4,411

Taiwan

332
Japan
863
Korea
1,937
Other Eastern Asia
51
South Central Asia 8,599
India
4,268
Iran
613
Other South Central Asia
3,718
Southeastern Asia 12,758
Philippines
2,308
Vietnam
7,115
Other Southeastern Asia
3,335
Western Asia 2,756
Israel
394
Lebanon
43
Other Western Asia
2,319
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 8,987
Eastern Africa 3,295
Northern Africa
1,601
Western Africa
1,192
Middle and Southern Africa
1,046
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,853
Oceania 868
Australia and New Zealand subregion 413
Oceania (no country specified) 455
Americas 72,575
Latin America 70,702
Caribbean
3,014

Cuba

2,206

Jamaica

0

Other Caribbean

808
Central America
64,880

Mexico

48,663

El Salvador

4,835

Other Central America

11,382
South America
2,808

Brazil

406

Colombia

741

Other South America

1,661
Northern America 1,873
Canada
1,873
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 24,377
1990-1999 33,352
2000-2009 47,483
Since 2010 17,970
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 7.3%
Born in Asia 25.7%
Born in Europe 7.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 57.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.5%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.9%
Country #2 6.0%
Country #3 4.3%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.3%
Northern Europe 2.3%
United Kingdom 1.8%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 1.7%
France 0.1%
Germany 1.5%
Other Western Europe 0.1%
Southern Europe 0.9%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 2.5%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 0.4%
Other Eastern Europe 1.9%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 25.7%
Eastern Asia 6.2%
China 3.9%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.6%
Taiwan 0.3%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 1.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 7.0%
India 3.5%
Iran 0.5%
Other South Central Asia 3.0%
Southeastern Asia 10.4%
Philippines 1.9%
Vietnam 5.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.7%
Western Asia 2.2%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 1.9%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 7.3%
Eastern Africa 2.7%
Northern Africa 1.3%
Western Africa 1.0%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.8%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.5%
Oceania 0.7%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.4%
Americas 58.9%
Latin America 57.4%
Caribbean 2.4%
Cuba 1.8%
Jamaica 0.0%
Other Caribbean 0.7%
Central America 52.7%
Mexico 39.5%
El Salvador 3.9%
Other Central America 9.2%
South America 2.3%
Brazil 0.3%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 1.3%
Northern America 1.5%
Canada 1.5%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 19.8%
1980-1989 27.1%
1990-1999 38.5%
Since 2000 14.6%
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 123,182
Naturalized citizens 41,774
Noncitizens 81,408
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 41,774
Before 1980 3,949
1980-1989 3,799
1990-1999 9,240
2000-2009 17,864
Since 2010 6,922
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 33.9%
Noncitizens 66.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 9.5%
1980-1989 9.1%
1990-1999 22.1%
2000-2009 42.8%
Since 2010 16.6%
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) 43,636
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 3,678
% married among women who gave birth
68.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
31.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 389,486
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 22,399
% married among women who gave birth 72.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 27.9%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 3.56
Average family size 4.14
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.41
Average family size 2.98
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 444,477
Only native parent(s)
375,976
One or more foreign-born parents
68,207

Child is native

60,517

Child is foreign born

7,690
Children under age 6 with 150,574
Only native parent(s)
125,552
One or more foreign-born parents
24,900

Child is native

24,045

Child is foreign born

855
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 293,903
Only native parent(s)
250,424
One or more foreign-born parents
43,307

Child is native

36,472

Child is foreign born

6,835
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.

181,771
Only native parents 133,589
One or more foreign-born parents 48,077
%
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 15.3%
Child is native 13.6%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.5%
Child is native 16.0%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.7%
Child is native 12.4%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 73.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.4%
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, 2013 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • 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.