Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Nebraska

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Nebraska total population increased from 1,711,263 (2000) to 1,842,641 (2011) -- a change of 131,378 ( 7.68%). The median age increased from 35.3 (2000) to 36.3 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 333,194 (2000) to 329,644 (2011) -- a change of -3,550 ( -1.07%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,711,263 100.0 1,842,641 100.0 131,378 7.7
  Male 843,351 49.3 912,496 49.5 69,145 8.2
  Female 867,912 50.7 930,145 50.5 62,233 7.2
  Under 5 years 117,048 6.8 130,982 7.1 13,934 11.9
  5 to 9 years 123,445 7.2 130,674 7.1 7,229 5.9
  10 to 14 years 128,934 7.5 124,193 6.7 -4,741 -3.7
  15 to 19 years 134,909 7.9 131,407 7.1 -3,502 -2.6
  20 to 24 years 120,331 7.0 129,273 7.0 8,942 7.4
  25 to 34 years 223,273 13.0 245,845 13.3 22,572 10.1
  35 to 44 years 263,834 15.4 220,770 12.0 -43,064 -16.3
  45 to 54 years 225,754 13.2 255,388 13.9 29,634 13.1
  55 to 59 years 77,584 4.5 119,370 6.5 41,786 53.9
  60 to 64 years 63,956 3.7 104,942 5.7 40,986 64.1
  65 to 74 years 115,699 6.8 125,688 6.8 9,989 8.6
  75 to 84 years 82,543 4.8 84,636 4.6 2,093 2.5
  85 years and over 33,953 2.0 39,473 2.1 5,520 16.3
  Median age 35.3... 36.3... 1.0 2.8

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 467,6303.764,2783.5
  5- 965,8883.663,0403.5
  10-1462,6863.460,0203.3
  15-1966,0333.662,8973.4
  20-2466,2323.663,0443.5
  25-2965,8913.663,1853.5
  30-3459,0853.257,0153.1
  35-3956,0433.154,3183.0
  40-4455,9053.154,5723.0
  45-4964,1713.564,3203.5
  50-5465,2103.665,0253.6
  55-5958,0683.259,6183.3
  60-6447,0512.648,4392.7
  65-6933,0561.835,7782.0
  70-7425,1081.429,1841.6
  75-7920,2061.126,2291.4
  80-8415,2430.822,5651.2
  85+ 12,7900.726,5181.5

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 21,931 (2000) to 34,517 (2011) -- a change of 12,586 ( 57.39%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 1,733 (2000) to 2,418 (2011) -- a change of 685 ( 39.53%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,711,263 100.0 1,842,641 100.0 131,378 7.7
One Race 1,687,310 98.6 1,802,266 97.8 114,956 6.8
  White 1,533,261 89.6 1,624,885 88.2 91,624 6.0
  Black or African American 68,541 4.0 83,693 4.5 15,152 22.1
  American Indian and Alaska Native 14,896 0.9 17,985 1.0 3,089 20.7
  Asian 21,931 1.3 34,517 1.9 12,586 57.4
    Asian Indian 3,273 0.2 4,660 0.3 1,387 42.4
    Chinese 3,093 0.2 5,430 0.3 2,337 75.6
    Filipino 2,101 0.1 1,860 0.1 -241 -11.5
    Japanese 1,582 0.1 892 0.0 -690 -43.6
    Korean 2,423 0.1 2,150 0.1 -273 -11.3
    Vietnamese 6,364 0.4 9,858 0.5 3,494 54.9
    Other Asian 3,095 0.2 9,667 0.5 6,572 212.3
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 836 0.0 693 0.0 -143 -17.1
    Native Hawaiian 244 0.0 -1 0.0 -245 -100.4
    Guamanian or Chamorro 273 0.0 -1 0.0 -274 -100.4
    Samoan 111 0.0 -1 0.0 -112 -100.9
    Other Pacific Islander 208 0.0 -1 0.0 -209 -100.5
  Some other race 47,845 2.8 40,493 2.2 -7,352 -15.4
Two or more races 23,953 1.4 40,375 2.2 16,422 68.6
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 1,554,164 90.8 1,659,694 90.1 105,530 6.8
  Black or African American 75,833 4.4 101,529 5.5 25,696 33.9
  American Indian and Alaska Native 22,204 1.3 31,591 1.7 9,387 42.3
  Asian 26,809 1.6 43,032 2.3 16,223 60.5
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,733 0.1 2,418 0.1 685 39.5
  Some other race 55,996 3.3 47,475 2.6 -8,521 -15.2
Hispanic 94,425 5.5 173,430 9.4 79,005 83.7

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 666,184 (2000) to 723,800 (2011) -- a change of 57,616 ( 8.65%). The number of families increased from 443,411 (2000) to 470,445 (2011) -- a change of 27,034 ( 6.10%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 666,184 100.0 723,800 100.0 57,616 8.6
  Family households (families) 443,411 66.6 470,445 65.0 27,034 6.1
    Married-couple family 360,996 54.2 369,983 51.1 8,987 2.5
  Nonfamily households 222,773 33.4 253,355 35.0 30,582 13.7
    Householder living alone 183,550 27.6 208,428 28.8 24,878 13.6
      Householder 65 years and over 71,013 10.7 74,623 10.3 3,610 5.1

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 339,952 (2000) to 347,223 (2011) -- a change of 7,271 ( 2.14%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 1,087,241 100.0 1,196,112 100.0 108,871 10.0
  Less than 9th grade 58,376 5.4 46,699 3.9 -11,677 -20.0
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 87,485 8.0 61,065 5.1 -26,420 -30.2
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 339,952 31.3 347,223 29.0 7,271 2.1
  Some college, no degree 263,692 24.3 292,447 24.4 28,755 10.9
  Associate's degree 79,596 7.3 114,551 9.6 34,955 43.9
  Bachelor's degree 179,181 16.5 225,822 18.9 46,641 26.0
  Graduate or professional degree 78,959 7.3 108,305 9.1 29,346 37.2
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 86.6... 91.0 4.4 5.1
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 23.7... 27.9 4.2 17.7

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 480,705 (2000) to 515,647 (2011) -- a change of 34,942 ( 7.27%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 480,705 100.0 515,647 100.0 34,942 7.3
  Nursery school, preschool 30,386 6.3 33,492 6.5 3,106 10.2
  Kindergarten 25,269 5.3 26,767 5.2 1,498 5.9
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 204,490 42.5 201,970 39.2 -2,520 -1.2
  High school (grades 9-12) 108,245 22.5 102,872 20.0 -5,373 -5.0
  College or graduate school 112,315 23.4 150,546 29.2 38,231 34.0

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 57,772 (2000) to 80,848 (2011) -- a change of 23,076 ( 39.94%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 1,594,700 100.0 1,711,659 100.0 116,959 7.3
  English only 1,469,046 92.1 1,535,651 89.7 66,605 4.5
  Language other than English 125,654 7.9 176,008 10.3 50,354 40.1
    Speak English less than "very well" 57,772 3.6 80,848 4.7 23,076 39.9
  Spanish 77,655 4.9 116,344 6.8 38,689 49.8
    Speak English less than "very well" 39,825 2.5 56,340 3.3 16,515 41.5
  Other Indo-European languages 27,905 1.7 25,045 1.5 -2,860 -10.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 7,862 0.5 6,327 0.4 -1,535 -19.5
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 15,014 0.9 23,941 1.4 8,927 59.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 8,142 0.5 13,657 0.8 5,515 67.7

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 877,237 (2000) to 943,643 (2011) -- a change of 66,406 ( 7.57%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 1,315,715 100.0 1,431,287 100.0 115,572 8.8
  In labor force 917,470 69.7 1,011,491 70.7 94,021 10.2
    Civilian labor force 909,524 69.1 1,006,874 70.3 97,350 10.7
      Employed 877,237 66.7 943,643 65.9 66,406 7.6
      Unemployed 32,287 2.5 63,231 4.4 30,944 95.8
      Percent of civilian labor force... 3.5... 6.3 2.8 80.0
    Armed Forces 7,946 0.6 4,617 0.3 -3,329 -41.9
  Not in labor force 398,245 30.3 419,796 29.3 21,551 5.4

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 877,237 100.0 943,643 100.0 66,406 7.6
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 48,942 5.6 46,170 4.9 -2,772 -5.7
  Construction 56,794 6.5 59,659 6.3 2,865 5.0
  Manufacturing 107,439 12.2 99,873 10.6 -7,566 -7.0
  Wholesale trade 31,265 3.6 25,188 2.7 -6,077 -19.4
  Retail trade 106,303 12.1 107,428 11.4 1,125 1.1
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 53,922 6.1 57,849 6.1 3,927 7.3
  Information 21,732 2.5 19,866 2.1 -1,866 -8.6
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 67,370 7.7 69,807 7.4 2,437 3.6
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 63,663 7.3 76,157 8.1 12,494 19.6
  Educational, health and social services 181,833 20.7 223,657 23.7 41,824 23.0
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 63,635 7.3 74,393 7.9 10,758 16.9
  Other services (except public administration) 40,406 4.6 42,488 4.5 2,082 5.2
  Public administration 33,933 3.9 41,108 4.4 7,175 21.1

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,015,427 (May 2012) to 1,022,098 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 6,671 ( 0.7%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force1,015,4271,016,7141,015,6591,014,7791,018,4831,022,098
  Employed975,690977,517974,985973,852978,629982,869
  Unemployed39,73739,19740,67440,92739,85439,229
  Unemployment rate 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 18.0 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 873,197). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 18.1 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 931,481).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 45.29% ( 722,229) of the population 5 years and over ( 1,594,700) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 17.17% ( 311,935) of the population 1 year and over ( 1,817,126) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $39,250 (2000) to $50,296 (2011) -- a change of $11,046 ( 28.14%). The per capita income increased from $19,613 (2000) to $26,243 (2011) -- a change of $6,630 ( 33.80%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income increased from $49,770 (2010) to $50,296 (2011) -- a change of $526 ( 1.06%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.432 (2010) to 0.447 (2011) -- a change of 0.015 ( 3.472%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 666,995 100.0 723,800 100.0 56,805 8.5
  Less than $10,000 55,340 8.3 50,666 7.0 -4,674 -8.4
  $10,000 to $14,999 43,915 6.6 39,013 5.4 -4,902 -11.2
  $15,000 to $24,999 98,663 14.8 83,234 11.5 -15,429 -15.6
  $25,000 to $34,999 97,932 14.7 80,341 11.1 -17,591 -18.0
  $35,000 to $49,999 122,654 18.4 106,336 14.7 -16,318 -13.3
  $50,000 to $74,999 136,141 20.4 143,596 19.8 7,455 5.5
  $75,000 to $99,999 58,361 8.7 92,823 12.8 34,462 59.0
  $100,000 to $149,999 36,565 5.5 81,249 11.2 44,684 122.2
  $150,000 to $199,999 8,551 1.3 24,195 3.3 15,644 182.9
  $200,000 or more 8,873 1.3 22,347 3.1 13,474 151.9
  Median household income (dollars) 39,250... 50,296... 11,046 28.1
  Median family income (dollars) 48,032... 63,491... 15,459 32.2
  Per capita income (dollars) 19,613... 26,243... 6,630 33.8

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $78,117M (2011Q2) to $81,474M (2012Q2) -- a change of $3,357M ( 4.3%). Per capita personal income increased from $42,677 (2011Q2) to $44,216 (2012Q2) -- a change of $2,117 ( 5.0%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 77,65878,11778,46978,63580,71281,474
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 71,62872,31572,54972,76074,21275,083
  Farm income 10.2/ 6,0305,8015,9205,8756,5006,391
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 60,08960,26760,52260,53362,56563,009
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 5,7775,7885,7735,7505,9155,952
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 2,6572,6732,6722,6682,7242,742
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 3,1203,1153,1013,0823,1923,210
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -1,098-1,105-1,113-1,102-1,172-1,183
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 53,21453,37553,63653,68155,47855,874
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 12,61212,84812,92213,00713,15713,440
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 11,83311,89511,91211,94712,07812,160
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 38,65538,97639,15039,11640,18440,519
Supplements to wages and salaries 9,5999,6519,6749,6939,8619,933
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 6,4796,5366,5726,6116,6706,723
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 3,1203,1153,1013,0823,1923,210
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 11,83511,64111,69911,72512,52012,557
  Farm proprietors' income 5,4765,2485,3665,3225,9415,901
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 6,3596,3936,3326,4026,5796,656
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 42,42642,67742,86942,96043,80244,216

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 6.71 (2000) to 9.10 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 9.71 (2000) to 13.10 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 1,814,388) with health insurance was 1,607,294. Of those with health insurance, 1,339,473 had private health insurance and 483,333 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 16.05% ( 250,534) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 1,561,301) had a disability. In 2011, 10.47% ( 189,914) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 1,814,388) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 722,668 (2000) to 801,182 (2011) -- a change of 78,514 ( 10.86%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 722,668 100.0 801,182 100.0 78,514 10.9
  Occupied housing units 666,184 92.2 723,800 90.3 57,616 8.6
    Owner-occupied housing units 449,317 62.2 484,308 60.4 34,991 7.8
    Renter-occupied housing units 216,867 30.0 239,492 29.9 22,625 10.4
  Vacant housing units 56,484 7.8 77,382 9.7 20,898 37.0

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $88,000 (2000) to $127,400 (2011) -- a change of $39,400 ( 44.77%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 449,317 100.0 484,308 100.0 34,991 7.8
  Less than $50,000 68,758 15.3 56,014 11.6 -12,744 -18.5
  $50,000 to $99,999 158,724 35.3 109,786 22.7 -48,938 -30.8
  $100,000 to $149,999 86,525 19.3 131,205 27.1 44,680 51.6
  $150,000 to $199,999 30,833 6.9 80,276 16.6 49,443 160.4
  $200,000 to $299,999 18,219 4.1 68,345 14.1 50,126 275.1
  $300,000 to $499,999 5,798 1.3 29,123 6.0 23,325 402.3
  $500,000 to $999,999 1,334 0.3 7,714 1.6 6,380 478.3
  $1,000,000 or more 304 0.1 1,845 0.4 1,541 506.9
Median value (dollars) 88,000... 127,400... 39,400 44.8

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $491 (2000) to $673 (2011) -- a change of $182 ( 37.07%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $895 (2000) to $1,237 (2011) -- a change of $342 ( 38.21%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 240,096 100.0 305,164 100.0 65,068 27.1
  Less than $300 1,828 0.8 724 0.2 -1,104 -60.4
  $300 to $499 21,213 8.8 6,319 2.1 -14,894 -70.2
  $500 to $699 46,298 19.3 21,473 7.0 -24,825 -53.6
  $700 to $999 75,390 31.4 63,601 20.8 -11,789 -15.6
  $1,000 to $1,499 65,379 27.2 116,529 38.2 51,150 78.2
  $1,500 to $1,999 19,099 8.0 54,749 17.9 35,650 186.7
  $2,000 or more 10,889 4.5 41,769 13.7 30,880 283.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 895... 1,237... 342 38.2
Housing units without a mortgage 130,399 54.3 179,144 100.0 48,745 37.4
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 283... 444... 161 56.9


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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