North Platte, Nebraska Population 2024

22,236

North Platte is a city located in Lincoln County Nebraska. North Platte has a 2024 population of 22,236. It is also the county seat of Lincoln County.North Platte is currently declining at a rate of -1.08% annually and its population has decreased by -4.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,293 in 2020.

The average household income in North Platte is $67,941 with a poverty rate of 13.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in North Platte is 40.1 years, 39.8 years for males, and 41 years for females.

North Platte Demographics

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

  • White: 87.73%
  • Two or more races: 4.53%
  • Other race: 3.46%
  • Native American: 1.66%
  • Black or African American: 1.64%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
13.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,680.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.54% (-1,057)
The current population of North Platte, Nebraska is 22,236 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,293.

North Platte, Nebraska Population 2024

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North Platte Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,44887.73%
Two or more races1,0574.53%
Other race8063.46%
Native American3861.66%
Black or African American3821.64%
Asian2160.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.06%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Platte Population by Race

North Platte Population Pyramid 2024

North Platte Median Age

40.1

Total

39.8

Male

41

Female

North Platte Adults

There are 17,903 adults, (4,525 of whom are seniors) in North Platte.

North Platte Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

North Platte Sex Ratio

Female11,68250.12%
Male11,62749.88%

North Platte Population by Age

North Platte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,0132.2760.339.7
Married4,3232.987921
Non Family4,2091.1949.550.5
Female1,2173.2133.366.7
Male2643.4248.951.1
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2.96

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Platte Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

North Platte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Platte Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 23.08%.

North Platte Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,359

Average Earnings

$54,033

Average Male

$31,944

Average Female

North Platte Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Platte Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Platte Language

94.03% of North Platte residents speak only English, while 5.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.67% of the population.

North Platte Language

North Platte Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,1402,37512.41%
Hispanic2,47860624.46%
Multiple97922823.29%
Native36819051.63%
Other79415619.65%
Black3626718.51%
Asian216136.02%
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13.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.49%

Male Poverty Rate

15.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Platte

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Platte is Native, with 51.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Platte is Asian, with 6.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.61%.

North Platte Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.87%
High School21.3%
Some College7.95%
Bachelors or Greater6.81%
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North Platte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.83%
Female Unemployed29.41%
Female Employed6.86%
Male Employed4.54%
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North Platte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Platte Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Platte Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

North Platte Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North Platte 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.

North Platte Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Platte Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,619

Number of Veterans

1,512

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

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North Platte Veterans by War

count

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North Platte Veterans by Age

count

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North Platte Veterans by Race

North Platte Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Platte Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

North Platte Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Platte Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Platte 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

71.62%

Born in North Platte

96.95%

Native Born

3.05%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

1.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.95% of North Platte residents were born in the United States, with 71.62% having been born in Nebraska. 1.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

North Platte Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,021-243-1.14%
202821,264-243-1.13%
202721,507-243-1.12%
202621,750-243-1.1%
202521,993-243-1.09%
202422,236-243-1.08%
202322,479-243-1.07%
202222,722-243-1.06%
202122,965-328-1.41%
202023,293-295-1.25%
201923,588-241-1.01%
201823,829-84-0.35%
201723,913-175-0.73%
201624,088-11-0.05%
201524,099-120-0.5%
201424,219-242-0.99%
201324,461-49-0.2%
201224,510-47-0.19%
201124,557-153-0.62%
201024,7108323.48%
200023,8781,2735.63%
199022,605-1,904-7.77%
198024,5095,06226.03%
197019,4472,26313.17%
196017,1841,75111.35%
195015,4333,00424.17%
194012,4293683.05%
193012,0611,59515.24%
192010,4665,673118.36%
19104,7931,15331.68%
19003,64058519.15%
18903,055
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North Platte Population by Year