Dawson County, Nebraska Population 2024

23,784

Dawson County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 23,784 with a growth rate of -0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Nebraska is the 13th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 24,302 and has seen a growth of -2.13% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,534-50-0.21%
202823,584-50-0.21%
202723,634-50-0.21%
202623,684-50-0.21%
202523,734-50-0.21%
202423,784-50-0.21%
202323,834-50-0.21%
202223,884-50-0.21%
202123,934-152-0.63%
202024,0865152.18%
201923,571-155-0.65%
201823,726860.36%
201723,640-102-0.43%
201623,742-128-0.54%
201523,870-94-0.39%
201423,964-39-0.16%
201324,003360.15%
201223,967-237-0.98%
201124,204-98-0.4%
201024,302
199019,940-2,364-10.6%
198022,3042,83714.57%
197019,467620.32%
196019,405120.06%
195019,3931,5038.4%
194017,890150.08%
193017,8751,87111.69%
192016,004430.27%
191015,9613,74730.68%
190012,2142,08520.58%
189010,1297,220248.2%
18802,9092,8062724.27%
187010387543.75%
186016-23,518-99.93%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.21% (-50)
County Website
Dawson County
County Seat
2020 Population
24,086
Area
1013 mi²
Density
23 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.25% (-302)
Founded
1871

Dawson County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,40868.26%
Other race3,55114.77%
Two or more races1,9298.03%
Black or African American1,6897.03%
Asian1920.8%
Native American1690.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander990.41%
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dawson County, Nebraska Population by Race

Dawson County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Dawson County, Nebraska Median Age

35.9

Total

35.6

Male

36.4

Female

Dawson County, Nebraska Adults

There are 17,479 adults, (4,032 of whom are seniors) in Dawson County, Nebraska.

Dawson County, Nebraska Age Dependency

78.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female11,50947.88%
Male12,52852.12%

Dawson County, Nebraska Population by Age

Dawson County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,8102.6967.132.9
Married4,6833.2182.117.9
Non Family2,6271.2448.851.2
Female9363.4853.546.5
Male5643.8749.550.5
showing: 5 rows

3.23

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dawson County, Nebraska 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

Dawson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 21.97%.

Dawson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,811

Average Earnings

$45,511

Average Male

$35,519

Average Female

Dawson County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dawson County, Nebraska Language

67.89% of Dawson County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 32.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.96% of the population.

Dawson County, Nebraska Language

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic8,2061,93623.59%
Other3,5491,13031.84%
White13,2739997.53%
Multiple1,91446724.4%
Black1,68939223.21%
Native1444531.25%
Asian192199.9%
showing: 7 rows

14.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.68%

Male Poverty Rate

15.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska is Other, with 31.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska is White, with 7.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.41%.

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.62%
High School12.05%
Some College7.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%
showing: 4 rows

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.06%
Male Unemployed35.34%
Female Employed10.13%
Male Employed5.76%
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Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dawson 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 55-64.

Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

949

Number of Veterans

883

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

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Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.9%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson County, Nebraska 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

59.6%

Born in Dawson County, Nebraska

78.72%

Native Born

21.28%

Foreign Born

10.84%

Non Citizen

10.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.72% of Dawson County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 59.6% having been born in Nebraska. 10.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dawson County, Nebraska Place of Birth

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