Dawson County, Nebraska Population 2018

Dawson County, Nebraska's estimated population is 23,709 with a growth rate of -0.90% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Nebraska is the 13th largest county in Nebraska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201723,709-215-0.90%
201623,9241010.42%
201623,823-148-0.62%
201523,971-77-0.32%
201424,048-25-0.10%
201324,073510.21%
201224,022-221-0.91%
201124,243-75-0.31%
201024,3184,37821.96%
199019,940-2,364-10.60%
198022,3042,83714.57%
197019,467620.32%
196019,405120.06%
195019,3931,5038.40%
194017,890150.08%
193017,8751,87111.69%
192016,004430.27%
191015,9613,74730.68%
190012,2142,08520.58%
189010,1297,220248.20%
18802,9092,8062724.27%
187010387543.75%
1860160.00%

Dawson County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White21,305
Black or African American1,298
Some Other Race717
Two or More Races396
American Indian and Alaska Native195
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7
Asian6

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

Dawson County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2018

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

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

Dawson County, Nebraska Median Age

36.3


Total

36


Male

36.8


Female

Dawson County, Nebraska Adults

There are 17,297 adults, (3,517 of which are seniors) in Dawson County, Nebraska.

Dawson County, Nebraska Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

11,802

49.33%

Male

12,122

50.67%

Dawson County, Nebraska Households and Families

Dawson County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dawson County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All67.4%32.6%
Male57%43%
Non Family49.7%50.3%
Female48%52%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawson County, Nebraska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7912.6867.4
Married4,7583.382.1
Non Family2,5771.2449.7
Female1,0123.1448
Male4443.3857

3.19

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dawson County, Nebraska Households

Dawson County, Nebraska Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,38115.60%
9th to 12th Grade1,2908.45%
High School Graduate4,81231.54%
Some College3,02519.82%
Associates Degree1,4299.36%
Bachelors Degree1,54110.10%
Graduate Degree7815.12%

Dawson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,5209,7972,238
Hispanic3,8431,30859
Black7723514
Other Race421107
Multiple Races1975412
Native American118809
Asian66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 21.27%.

Dawson County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,925$35,786$24,903
Less Than High School$25,793$27,961$21,905
High School Grad$26,903$34,904$22,756
Some College$31,025$40,374$25,186
Bachelors Degree$39,704$45,917$31,563
Graduate Degree$61,711$71,284$58,125

$29,925

Average Earnings

$35,786

Average Male

$24,903

Average Female

Dawson County, Nebraska Language

Dawson County, Nebraska Language by Age

Dawson County, Nebraska Language

68.50% of Dawson County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 31.50% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.38% of the population.

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,7561,68921.78%
White14,3121,48410.37%
Black1,26835227.76%
Other70716222.91%
Multiple3828321.73%
Native187126.42%

15.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.44%

Male Poverty Rate

17.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska is Black, with 27.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska is Native, with 6.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.58%.

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.72%
Some College10.41%
High School9.42%
Bachelors or Greater2.70%

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.05%
Female Employed10.65%
Male Unemployed10.22%
Male Employed9.15%

Dawson County, Nebraska Income

Dawson County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,943$64,619
Families$58,511$73,093
Married Families$63,860$
Non Families$29,223$40,904

Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status

Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

Dawson 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.

Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by War

1,091

Number of Veterans

1,083

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam405
Korea224
First Gulf War139
Second Gulf War79
World War II69

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+363
65 to 74335
35 to 54186
55 to 64169
18 to 3438

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0526.79%
Hispanic741.55%
Black171.88%
Indian106.37%
Other71.41%
2 or More52.09%

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

3.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Employment Status

Dawson County, Nebraska Employment by Age

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Employment by Race

Dawson County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Dawson County, Nebraska

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lexington1023010004-226-2.21%
Cozad39773805-172-4.32%
Gothenburg35743475-99-2.77%
Overton594563-31-5.22%
Sumner236228-8-3.39%
Farnam171165-6-3.51%
Eddyville9793-4-4.12%
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