Emerson, Nebraska Population 2024

799

Emerson is a city located in Dakota County, Dixon County, and Thurston County Nebraska. Emerson has a 2024 population of 799. Emerson is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -3.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 826 in 2020.

The average household income in Emerson is $65,740 with a poverty rate of 13.72%. The median age in Emerson is 43.4 years: 37.9 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

Emerson Demographics

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

  • White: 83.84%
  • Native American: 8.19%
  • Two or more races: 3.82%
  • Black or African American: 2.81%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Other race: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,687.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.27% (-27)
The current population of Emerson, Nebraska is 799 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 826.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White74783.84%
Native American738.19%
Two or more races343.82%
Black or African American252.81%
Asian70.79%
Other race50.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Emerson Population by Race

Emerson Population Pyramid 2024

Emerson Median Age

43.4

Total

37.9

Male

45.1

Female

Emerson Adults

There are 691 adults, (188 of whom are seniors) in Emerson.

Emerson Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Emerson Sex Ratio

Female47052.75%
Male42147.25%

Emerson Population by Age

Emerson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3232.666931
Married134381.318.7
Non Family1121.0858.941.1
Female534.0262.337.7
Male245.0862.537.5

3.09

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Emerson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade478.1%
Associates Degree8314.31%
Bachelors Degree305.17%
Graduate Degree183.1%
High School Graduate26946.38%
Less Than 9th Grade508.62%
Some College8314.31%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Emerson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emerson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White50743648
Native American31310
Hispanic2090
Black1610
Asian770
2+ Races710
Other Race500

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.47%.

Emerson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$60,833$61,250$57,083
High School Graduate$34,583$27,273$40,263
Less Than 9th Grade$19,063$0$0
Overall$29,750$27,102$30,417
Some College$28,750$46,875$28,516

$29,750

Average Earnings

$27,102

Average Male

$30,417

Average Female

Emerson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emerson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Emerson Language

96.66% of Emerson residents speak only English, while 3.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Emerson Language

Emerson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6839814.35%
Black25936%
Native66913.64%
Multiple3412.94%

13.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.73%

Male Poverty Rate

19.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emerson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emerson is Black, with 36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emerson is Multiple, with 2.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.67%.

Emerson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.22%
Some College15.82%
High School5.18%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Emerson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Female Unemployed45.45%
Female Employed7.6%
Male Employed0.4%

Emerson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emerson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$71,250$69,008
Households$61,250$65,740
Married Families$77,308$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,917$41,829

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Emerson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Emerson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Emerson 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 45-54.

Emerson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Emerson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

32

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam9
Second Gulf War7
Korea7
First Gulf War4
World War II0

Emerson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+11
65 to 7410
35 to 546
55 to 643
18 to 342

Emerson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White294.79%
Native American25.41%
Hispanic25.13%
Black14%

Emerson Veterans by Race

Emerson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emerson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71%

Labor Force Participation

69.2%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Emerson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Emerson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Emerson 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

53.42%

Born in Emerson

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of Emerson residents were born in the United States, with 53.42% having been born in Nebraska. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Emerson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029766-6-0.78%
2028772-7-0.9%
2027779-7-0.89%
2026786-6-0.76%
2025792-7-0.88%
2024799-7-0.87%
202380630.37%
2022803-8-0.99%
2021811-15-1.82%
2020826344.29%
2019792-6-0.75%
2018798-2-0.25%
2017800-3-0.37%
2016803-10-1.23%
2015813-1-0.12%
2014814-6-0.73%
2013820-4-0.49%
2012824-8-0.96%
2011832-7-0.83%
201083900%

Emerson Population by Year