Buffalo County, Nebraska Population 2018

Buffalo County, Nebraska's estimated population is 49,732 with a growth rate of 2.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Buffalo County, Nebraska is the 5th largest county in Nebraska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201749,7321,3302.75%
201648,402-980-1.98%
201649,3826391.31%
201548,7434821.00%
201448,2612110.44%
201348,0503820.80%
201247,6688251.76%
201146,8436631.44%
201046,1808,73323.32%
199037,4472,6507.62%
198034,7973,57511.45%
197031,2224,98619.00%
196026,2361,1024.38%
195025,1341,4796.25%
194023,655-683-2.81%
193024,3385512.32%
192023,7871,8808.58%
191021,9071,6538.16%
190020,254-1,908-8.61%
189022,16214,631194.28%
18807,5317,3383802.07%
18701937969.30%
18601140.00%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White45,169
Some Other Race1,064
Two or More Races941
Asian627
Black or African American458
American Indian and Alaska Native137
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Buffalo County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Buffalo County, Nebraska Median Age

32.6


Total

31.9


Male

33.6


Female

Buffalo County, Nebraska Adults

There are 37,124 adults, (6,244 of which are seniors) in Buffalo County, Nebraska.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

24,214

50.03%

Male

24,188

49.97%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Households and Families

Buffalo County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Buffalo County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All63.7%36.3%
Male55.1%44.9%
Female42.3%57.7%
Non Family41.2%58.8%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buffalo County, Nebraska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,5122.4963.7
Married9,4563.184.3
Non Family6,8621.4841.2
Female1,6953.0342.3
Male4993.0155.1

3.01

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Buffalo County, Nebraska Households

Buffalo County, Nebraska Education

Buffalo County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6272.14%
9th to 12th Grade1,2434.24%
High School Graduate7,36925.12%
Some College7,43325.33%
Associates Degree2,8469.70%
Bachelors Degree6,76923.07%
Graduate Degree3,05210.40%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,74625,4659,297
Hispanic1,8151,248298
Other Race58532863
Black26724256
Multiple Races22616765
Asian22421888
Native American1141002

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.29%.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,769$42,111$27,500
Less Than High School$22,115$26,295$20,088
High School Grad$30,667$36,575$24,107
Some College$31,021$40,913$25,575
Bachelors Degree$38,937$50,739$31,697
Graduate Degree$58,221$65,406$52,257

$34,769

Average Earnings

$42,111

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Buffalo County, Nebraska Language

Buffalo County, Nebraska Language by Age

Buffalo County, Nebraska Language

92.54% of Buffalo County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 7.46% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.02% of the population.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Poverty

Buffalo County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,4524,70511.63%
Hispanic3,79989623.59%
Multiple91624026.20%
Asian46223049.78%
Black40421753.71%
Other1,03212011.63%
Native1298465.12%
Islander6466.67%

13.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.16%

Male Poverty Rate

15.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo County, Nebraska is Islander, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo County, Nebraska is Other, with 11.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.01%.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.63%
Some College8.50%
High School7.90%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.12%
Female Unemployed29.61%
Female Employed13.68%
Male Employed8.92%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Income

Buffalo County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,098$69,582
Families$70,500$85,269
Married Families$79,322$
Non Families$29,711$40,911

Buffalo County, Nebraska Marital Status

Buffalo County, Nebraska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Buffalo County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

Buffalo County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by War

2,634

Number of Veterans

2,492

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam902
Second Gulf War469
First Gulf War347
Korea326
World War II144

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+639
65 to 74621
35 to 54566
55 to 64463
18 to 34345

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5947.45%
2 or More348.90%
Hispanic200.81%
Asian40.68%
Other20.27%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

8.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo County, Nebraska Employment Status

Buffalo County, Nebraska Employment by Age

74.1%

Labor Force Participation

71.6%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Buffalo County, Nebraska Employment by Race

Buffalo County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Buffalo County, Nebraska

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kearney309423352025788.33%
Gibbon18331909764.15%
Ravenna13601373130.96%
Shelton1059106780.76%
Elm Creek901960596.55%
Pleasanton34135092.64%
Amherst24825352.02%
Riverdale18218531.65%
Miller13613821.47%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990