Nebraska's Population

Find the estimated population of each county in Nebraska at the American Community Survey - Data Profiles. Under "Select a Geography Type", select "County". A box will pop up for you to select the state. Then another box will pop up for you to select the county. Then click on "Get Data Profile Links". A listing will pop up. Choose "Social Characteristics". Nebraska and your chosen county will open. Scroll way down to find "Place of Birth". "Total population" as of 2018 is the next line.

Additional information is also in the historical population counts (1900 to 1990) for all counties in Nebraska text file.

To find your town or city's population, go to City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2019. Scroll down to Incorporated Places: 2010-2019, and choose Nebraska. An Excel spreadsheet will open with the population numbers.

Nebraska's Population
1960 – 2019

Year People Year People Year People Year People Year People Year People
1960 1,411,000 1970 1,485,333 1980 1,569,825 1990 1,578,385 2000 1,713,345 2010 1,830,051
1961 1,446,000 1971 1,504,604 1981 1,578,515 1991 1,590,805 2001 1,717,948 2011 1,842,283
1962 1,464,000 1972 1,519,013 1982 1,581,780 1992 1,602,406 2002 1,725,083 2012 1,855,725
1963 1,476,000 1973 1,529,567 1983 1,584,293 1993 1,612,149 2003 1,733,680 2013 1,868,559
1964 1,482,000 1974 1,539,191 1984 1,588,639 1994 1,621,551 2004 1,742,184 2014 1,881,145
1965 1,471,000 1975 1,543,117 1985 1,584,664 1995 1,635,142 2005 1,751,721 2015 1,893,765
1966 1,456,000 1976 1,550,911 1986 1,574,333 1996 1,647,657 2006 1,760,435 2016 1,907,116
1967 1,457,000 1977 1,556,842 1987 1,566,547 1997 1,656,042 2007 1,769,912 2017 1,915,947
1968 1,467,000 1978 1,563,884 1988 1,571,477 1998 1,660,772 2008 1,781,949 2018 1,925,614
1969 1,474,000 1979 1,567,344 1989 1,574,864 1999 1,666,028 2009 1,796,619 2019 1,934,408

Sources: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019. U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: The U.S. Census Bureau numbers are as of July 1 of each year. P = Preliminary. NA = No data available.

This table was updated on June 22, 2020.
Typically, there is one year between updates.