Buffalo County, Nebraska Population 2021

Buffalo County, Nebraska's estimated population is 50,273 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Buffalo County, Nebraska is the 6th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 46,175 and has seen a growth of 8.87% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202150,2733070.61%
202049,9663070.62%
201949,6593070.62%
201849,35220.00%
201749,3502460.50%
201649,1045261.08%
201548,5783780.78%
201448,2002010.42%
201347,9993620.76%
201247,6378131.74%
201146,8246491.41%
201046,1758,72823.31%
199037,4472,6507.62%
198034,7973,57511.45%
197031,2224,98619.00%
196026,2361,1024.38%
195025,1341,4796.25%
194023,655-683-2.81%
193024,3385512.32%
192023,7871,8808.58%
191021,9071,6538.16%
190020,254-1,908-8.61%
189022,16214,631194.28%
18807,5317,3383802.07%
18701937969.30%
18601140.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.61%
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Founded
1870
County Seat
2010 Population
46,175
Growth Since 2010
8.87%
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Buffalo County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,15091.75%
Some Other Race1,8433.75%
Two or More Races9681.97%
Asian6431.31%
Black or African American4921.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native1050.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.02%
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Buffalo County, Nebraska Population by Race

Buffalo County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Buffalo County, Nebraska Median Age

33.5


Total

32.8


Male

34.3


Female

Buffalo County, Nebraska Adults

There are 37,660 adults, (6,863 of whom are seniors) in Buffalo County, Nebraska.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Buffalo County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

24,608

50.01%

Male

24,601

49.99%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Population by Age

Buffalo County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Buffalo County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All65%35%
Female46.5%53.5%
Male42%58%
Non Family41.7%58.3%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Buffalo County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,0622.4765
Married9,4603.0987.7
Non Family7,2941.4241.7
Female1,6793.2646.5
Male6293.1942

3.03

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Buffalo County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8122.69%
9th to 12th Grade1,2784.23%
High School Graduate7,72925.59%
Some College7,13023.60%
Associates Degree2,7959.25%
Bachelors Degree6,85322.69%
Graduate Degree3,60911.95%
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Buffalo County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Buffalo County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White27,27825,9989,970
Hispanic2,0341,270217
Other Race1,03344741
Asian349349175
Black32324652
2+ Races25525352
Native American74611

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 asian people with a rate of 50.14%.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,806$49,832$31,768
Less Than 9th Grade$22,448$30,409$16,630
High School Graduate$32,073$40,924$25,628
Some College$37,590$47,177$29,259
Bachelors Degree$45,362$56,082$36,073
Graduate Degree$68,491$74,900$59,825

$40,806

Average Earnings

$49,832

Average Male

$31,768

Average Female

Buffalo County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Buffalo County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Buffalo County, Nebraska Language

92.04% of Buffalo County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 7.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.57% of the population.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Language

Buffalo County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,9055,09412.45%
Hispanic4,17086720.79%
Multiple91416317.83%
Other1,7511589.02%
Black41915637.23%
Asian53712222.72%
Native974748.45%
Islander8562.50%

13.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.21%

Male Poverty Rate

14.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Buffalo County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Buffalo County, Nebraska is Islander, with 62.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Buffalo County, Nebraska is Other, with 9.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.88%.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.24%
High School11.50%
Some College9.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.17%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed25.44%
Female Unemployed20.56%
Female Employed13.75%
Male Employed9.67%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Buffalo County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,431$77,416
Families$79,760$97,810
Married Families$91,110-
Non Families$31,593$42,676
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Income by Household Type

Buffalo County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Buffalo County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Buffalo County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Buffalo County, Nebraska Marital Status

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2,399

Number of Veterans

2,254

Male Veterans

145

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam950
Second Gulf War440
First Gulf War346
Korea327
World War II65

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74751
75+624
35 to 54502
55 to 64290
18 to 34232

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3526.75%
Black4410.05%
Hispanic40.15%
2+ Races30.67%

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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9.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Buffalo County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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72.6%

Labor Force Participation

70.6%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Buffalo County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Buffalo County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Buffalo County, Nebraska 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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74.39%

Born in Buffalo County, Nebraska

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

2.81%

Non Citizen

1.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.20% of Buffalo County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 74.39% having been born in Nebraska. 2.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Buffalo County, Nebraska Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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