Gothenburg, Nebraska Population 2024

3,335

Gothenburg is a city located in Custer County, Dawson County, and Lincoln County Nebraska. Gothenburg has a 2024 population of 3,335. Gothenburg is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,475 in 2020.

The average household income in Gothenburg is $98,645 with a poverty rate of 5.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gothenburg is 40.6 years, 43.1 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Gothenburg Demographics

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

  • White: 94.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.27%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
918.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.03% (-140)
The current population of Gothenburg, Nebraska is 3,335 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,475.

Gothenburg, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,27294.48%
Two or more races1484.27%
Asian270.78%
Other race130.38%
Native American30.09%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gothenburg Population by Race

Gothenburg Population Pyramid 2024

Gothenburg Median Age

40.6

Total

43.1

Male

38

Female

Gothenburg Adults

There are 2,585 adults, (651 of whom are seniors) in Gothenburg.

Gothenburg Age Dependency

79.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gothenburg Sex Ratio

Female1,58745.83%
Male1,87654.17%

Gothenburg Population by Age

Gothenburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3822.4576.223.8
Married8023.0792.47.6
Non Family4491.1644.555.5
Male793.541000
Female522.5263.536.5

3.06

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gothenburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade341.49%
9th to 12th Grade1566.84%
High School Graduate72231.64%
Some College51922.74%
Associates Degree34815.25%
Bachelors Degree36215.86%
Graduate Degree1416.18%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gothenburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gothenburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,1531,970469
Hispanic81748
2+ Races454526
Other Race13130
Asian888
Native American330

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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

Gothenburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$56,088$63,716$45,260
Less Than 9th Grade$65,982$67,321$0
High School Graduate$55,613$57,230$28,167
Some College$51,477$65,893$43,365
Bachelors Degree$63,682$67,000$48,962
Graduate Degree$47,115$45,288$62,159

$56,088

Average Earnings

$63,716

Average Male

$45,260

Average Female

Gothenburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gothenburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gothenburg Language

96.54% of Gothenburg residents speak only English, while 3.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Gothenburg Language

Gothenburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,1472006.36%
Native33100%

5.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.41%

Male Poverty Rate

6.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gothenburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gothenburg is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gothenburg is White, with 6.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.31%.

Gothenburg Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.67%
High School9.28%
Some College7.49%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Gothenburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed63.33%
Female Employed5.28%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Gothenburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gothenburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$84,615$98,645
Families$101,013$119,766
Married Families$115,227$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,484$53,181

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gothenburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

61.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Gothenburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gothenburg Marriage

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

Gothenburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gothenburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

146

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam69
Korea23
First Gulf War15
World War II11
Second Gulf War0

Gothenburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+52
65 to 7447
55 to 6428
35 to 5419
18 to 340

Gothenburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1465.88%

Gothenburg Veterans by Race

Gothenburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gothenburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.2%

Labor Force Participation

67.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Gothenburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gothenburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gothenburg 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

76.41%

Born in Gothenburg

98.7%

Native Born

1.3%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.7% of Gothenburg residents were born in the United States, with 76.41% having been born in Nebraska. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gothenburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,160-35-1.1%
20283,195-35-1.08%
20273,230-35-1.07%
20263,265-35-1.06%
20253,300-35-1.05%
20243,335-35-1.04%
20233,370-35-1.03%
20223,405-17-0.5%
20213,422-53-1.53%
20203,475240.7%
20193,451-26-0.75%
20183,477-9-0.26%
20173,486-20-0.57%
20163,506-23-0.65%
20153,529-15-0.42%
20143,544-3-0.08%
20133,547-3-0.08%
20123,550-40-1.11%
20113,590-3-0.08%
20103,593-26-0.72%
20003,61938711.97%
19903,232-247-7.1%
19803,47932510.3%
19703,1541043.41%
19603,050732.45%
19502,97700%
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Gothenburg Population by Year