Chadron, Nebraska Population 2024

5,272

Chadron is a city located in Dawes County, Sheridan County, Fall River County, and Oglala Lakota County Nebraska. Chadron has a 2024 population of 5,272. It is also the county seat of Dawes County. Chadron is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 1.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,174 in 2020.

The average household income in Chadron is $63,167 with a poverty rate of 11.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chadron is 28.6 years, 31.5 years for males, and 27.2 years for females.

Chadron Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chadron was:

  • White: 88.18%
  • Two or more races: 5.12%
  • Black or African American: 3.69%
  • Native American: 1.58%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,351.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.89% (98)
The current population of Chadron, Nebraska is 5,272 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,174.

Chadron, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,63488.18%
Two or more races2695.12%
Black or African American1943.69%
Native American831.58%
Asian751.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Chadron Population by Race

Chadron Population Pyramid 2024

Chadron Median Age

28.6

Total

31.5

Male

27.2

Female

Chadron Adults

There are 4,279 adults, (717 of whom are seniors) in Chadron.

Chadron Age Dependency

47.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chadron Sex Ratio

Female2,75852.48%
Male2,49747.52%

Chadron Population by Age

Chadron Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1622.0959.740.3
Non Family1,0261.2440.959.1
Married9172.8576.123.9
Male1173.4469.230.8
Female1022.3590.29.8

2.8

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chadron Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade411.39%
9th to 12th Grade1374.64%
High School Graduate50617.12%
Some College59820.24%
Associates Degree2909.81%
Bachelors Degree64521.83%
Graduate Degree73824.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chadron Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chadron Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,6032,4311,272
2+ Races11111142
Black87875
Native American80740
Asian686864
Hispanic62620

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 94.12%.

Chadron Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,299$42,267$47,941
Less Than 9th Grade$26,892$29,238$0
High School Graduate$17,981$0$0
Some College$39,575$47,569$26,750
Bachelors Degree$50,427$50,000$50,427
Graduate Degree$61,358$0$61,590

$45,299

Average Earnings

$42,267

Average Male

$47,941

Average Female

Chadron Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chadron Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chadron Language

98.23% of Chadron residents speak only English, while 1.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.77% of the population.

Chadron Language

Chadron Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,94642710.82%
Black1646237.8%
Hispanic1221411.48%
Multiple228146.14%
Native72811.11%

11.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.65%

Male Poverty Rate

12.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chadron

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chadron is Black, with 37.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chadron is Multiple, with 6.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.78%.

Chadron Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College6.54%
Bachelors or Greater2.2%
Less Than 9th Grade1.17%
High School0%

Chadron Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.39%
Female Employed21.79%
Male Employed7.04%
Female Unemployed0%

Chadron Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chadron Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$53,728$63,167
Families$76,033$83,003
Married Families$87,813$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,545$40,008

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chadron Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Chadron Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chadron Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chadron Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chadron Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

171

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea83
Vietnam27
Second Gulf War15
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Chadron Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+120
65 to 7422
35 to 5415
55 to 6414
18 to 340

Chadron Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1664.37%
Black52.91%

Chadron Veterans by Race

Chadron Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chadron Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chadron Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chadron Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chadron Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.81%

Born in Chadron

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.35% of Chadron residents were born in the United States, with 55.81% having been born in Nebraska. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chadron Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,394240.45%
20285,370250.47%
20275,345240.45%
20265,321250.47%
20255,296240.46%
20245,272250.48%
20235,247240.46%
20225,223661.28%
20215,157-17-0.33%
20205,174-204-3.79%
20195,378-96-1.75%
20185,474-181-3.2%
20175,655-30-0.53%
20165,685-36-0.63%
20155,721-38-0.66%
20145,759-15-0.26%
20135,774-70-1.2%
20125,844-31-0.53%
20115,875320.55%
20105,8432093.71%
20005,634460.82%
19905,588-345-5.81%
19805,933801.37%
19705,85377415.24%
19605,0793928.36%
19504,6874259.97%
19404,262-344-7.47%
19304,6061944.4%
19204,4121,72564.2%
19102,68700%
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Chadron Population by Year