Dawes County, Nebraska Population 2021

Dawes County, Nebraska's estimated population is 8,357 with a growth rate of -1.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawes County, Nebraska is the 33rd largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 9,168 and has seen a growth of -8.85% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20218,357-116-1.37%
20208,473-116-1.35%
20198,589-116-1.33%
20188,705-183-2.06%
20178,888-23-0.26%
20168,911-47-0.52%
20158,958-60-0.67%
20149,018-44-0.49%
20139,062-71-0.78%
20129,133-70-0.76%
20119,203350.38%
20109,1681471.63%
19909,021-588-6.12%
19809,609-84-0.87%
19709,6931571.65%
19609,536-172-1.77%
19509,708-420-4.15%
194010,128-1,365-11.88%
193011,4931,33313.12%
192010,1601,90623.09%
19108,2542,03932.81%
19006,215-3,507-36.07%
18909,7220.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.37%
County Website
Founded
1885
County Seat
2010 Population
9,168
Growth Since 2010
-8.85%
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Dawes County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,93290.03%
Black or African American3854.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native3093.51%
Two or More Races1251.42%
Asian590.67%
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Dawes County, Nebraska Population by Race

Dawes County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Dawes County, Nebraska Median Age

34.9


Total

35.7


Male

33.5


Female

Dawes County, Nebraska Adults

There are 7,234 adults, (1,610 of whom are seniors) in Dawes County, Nebraska.

Dawes County, Nebraska Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawes County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

4,544

51.58%

Male

4,266

48.42%

Dawes County, Nebraska Population by Age

Dawes County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dawes County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
All64.6%35.4%
Female52.7%47.3%
Male48.9%51.1%
Non Family44%56%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawes County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5252.2164.6
Married1,6792.8786
Non Family1,5141.3144
Male1843.0248.9
Female1482.8552.7

2.84

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Dawes County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade510.98%
9th to 12th Grade1542.96%
High School Graduate1,33725.69%
Some College1,30625.09%
Associates Degree4378.40%
Bachelors Degree98919.00%
Graduate Degree93117.89%
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Dawes County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawes County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,6564,5001,783
Hispanic18815657
Black14713839
Native American146146
2+ Races585028
Asian131313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Dawes County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,920$41,313$29,160
Less Than 9th Grade$18,287$$18,426
High School Graduate$32,281$39,510$19,479
Some College$32,822$37,466$25,096
Bachelors Degree$32,137$32,721$31,964
Graduate Degree$54,125$60,665$48,917

$34,920

Average Earnings

$41,313

Average Male

$29,160

Average Female

Dawes County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawes County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Dawes County, Nebraska Language

98.06% of Dawes County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 1.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.98% of the population.

Dawes County, Nebraska Language

Dawes County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,6386319.51%
Native30521068.85%
Black30314347.19%
Hispanic45912527.23%
Asian483572.92%

14.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.37%

Male Poverty Rate

18.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawes County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawes County, Nebraska is Asian, with 72.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawes County, Nebraska is White, with 9.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.72%.

Dawes County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.57%
High School11.00%
Some College5.65%
Bachelors or Greater1.94%

Dawes County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed80.00%
Female Employed16.18%
Female Unemployed14.29%
Male Employed5.67%

Dawes County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawes County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,750$61,430
Families$71,750$77,815
Married Families$76,843-
Non Families$33,620$38,584
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Income by Household Type

Dawes County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawes County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Dawes County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dawes County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Dawes County, Nebraska Marital Status

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709

Number of Veterans

653

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam285
Second Gulf War172
First Gulf War136
Korea102
World War II46

Dawes County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+227
65 to 74203
35 to 54137
55 to 6484
18 to 3458

Dawes County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6489.83%
Native American5133.12%
Hispanic299.70%
Black102.90%

Dawes County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Dawes County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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3.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawes County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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64%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Dawes County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Dawes County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Dawes 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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54.69%

Born in Dawes County, Nebraska

98.84%

Native Born

1.16%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.84% of Dawes County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 54.69% having been born in Nebraska. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dawes 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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