North Platte, Nebraska Population 2021

23,303
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North Platte is a city located in Lincoln County Nebraska. It is also the county seat of Lincoln County. With a 2020 population of 23,303, it is the 10th largest city in Nebraska and the 1651st largest city in the United States . North Platte is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -5.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,733 in 2010. North Platte reached it's highest population of 24,706 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, North Platte has a population density of 1,761 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Platte is $65,589 with a poverty rate of 12.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $757 per month, and the median house value is $118,900. The median age in North Platte is 38.8 years, 37.6 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

North Platte Demographics

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

  • White: 93.97%
  • Black or African American: 2.15%
  • Two or more races: 1.42%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Other race: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of North Platte, Nebraska is 23,303 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,807.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,733.

North Platte, Nebraska Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202135,682-237-0.66%
202035,919-237-0.66%
201936,156-237-0.66%
201836,393-130-0.36%
201736,523-259-0.71%
201636,78210.00%
201536,781-144-0.39%
201436,925-316-0.86%
201337,241-26-0.07%
201237,267-93-0.25%
201137,360-201-0.54%
201037,5610.00%

North Platte Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,45293.97%
Black or African American5132.15%
Two or More Races3401.42%
Asian2901.21%
Some Other Race1550.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native1340.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.03%
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North Platte Population by Race

North Platte Population Pyramid $2021

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North Platte Median Age

38.8


Total

37.6


Male

39.6


Female

North Platte Adults

There are 18,265 adults, (4,208 of whom are seniors) in North Platte.

North Platte Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

North Platte Sex Ratio

Female

12,175

50.96%

Male

11,717

49.04%

North Platte Population by Age

North Platte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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North Platte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
All59.3%40.7%
Male48.1%51.9%
Non Family44.3%55.7%
Female38.3%61.7%

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

North Platte Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,3092.2559.3
Married4,5803.0479
Non Family4,0871.1144.3
Female1,1372.9638.3
Male5052.6448.1

2.87

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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North Platte Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5643.49%
9th to 12th Grade6594.07%
High School Graduate4,68828.99%
Some College4,34126.84%
Associates Degree2,45815.20%
Bachelors Degree2,15413.32%
Graduate Degree1,3088.09%
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North Platte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Platte Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,16613,3213,091
Hispanic1,4081,042160
Black30629431
Asian244244135
Other Race147136
Native American1047329
2+ Races10410432
Islander777

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

North Platte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,069$45,027$28,750
Less Than 9th Grade$19,479$31,964$13,311
High School Graduate$28,513$38,673$18,000
Some College$36,530$47,429$31,749
Bachelors Degree$42,188$56,500$38,147
Graduate Degree$53,949$57,143$44,896

$35,069

Average Earnings

$45,027

Average Male

$28,750

Average Female

North Platte Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Platte Language by Age

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North Platte Language

93.88% of North Platte residents speak only English, while 6.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.94% of the population.

North Platte Language

North Platte Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,6492,09310.65%
Hispanic2,46761124.77%
Black4836212.84%
Other1465134.93%
Multiple3354212.54%
Native1131916.81%
Asian281176.05%

12.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.91%

Male Poverty Rate

14.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Platte

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Platte is Other, with 34.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Platte is Asian, with 6.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.41%.

North Platte Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School21.13%
Less Than 9th Grade17.36%
Some College6.70%
Bachelors or Greater5.19%

North Platte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed41.03%
Female Unemployed9.49%
Male Employed6.11%
Female Employed4.49%

North Platte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Platte Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,357$65,589
Families$69,656$77,908
Married Families$83,744-
Non Families$27,510$39,790
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Income by Household Type

North Platte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

North Platte Married by Age and Sex

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North Platte 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 55-64.

North Platte Marital Status by Race

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North Platte Marital Status

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1,769

Number of Veterans

1,605

Male Veterans

164

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam563
First Gulf War422
Second Gulf War246
World War II127
Korea112

North Platte Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+501
35 to 54467
65 to 74357
55 to 64314
18 to 34130

North Platte Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,73410.08%
Hispanic1237.44%
Black205.39%
Native American1513.27%

North Platte Veterans by Race

North Platte Veterans by Education

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8.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Platte Veterans by Education

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

North Platte Employment by Age

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North Platte Employment by Race

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North Platte Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.22%

Born in North Platte

96.35%

Native Born

3.65%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

1.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.35% of North Platte residents were born in the United States, with 68.22% having been born in Nebraska. 1.98% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,303-168-0.72%
202023,471-168-0.71%
201923,639-168-0.71%
201823,807-82-0.34%
201723,889-170-0.71%
201624,059-28-0.12%
201524,087-123-0.51%
201424,210-242-0.99%
201324,452-51-0.21%
201224,503-47-0.19%
201124,550-156-0.63%
201024,7068280.34%
200023,8781,2730.55%
199022,605-1,904-0.81%
198024,5095,0622.34%
197019,4472,2631.24%
196017,1841,7511.08%
195015,4333,0042.19%
194012,4293680.30%
193012,0611,5951.43%
192010,4665,6738.12%
19104,7931,1532.79%
19003,6405851.77%
18903,0550.00%

North Platte Population by Year