Dawson County, Nebraska Population 2021

Dawson County, Nebraska's estimated population is 23,297 with a growth rate of -0.64% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Nebraska is the 14th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 24,312 and has seen a growth of -4.17% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202123,297-149-0.64%
202023,446-149-0.63%
201923,595-149-0.63%
201823,744870.37%
201723,657-122-0.51%
201623,779-113-0.47%
201523,892-94-0.39%
201423,986-30-0.12%
201324,016390.16%
201223,977-239-0.99%
201124,216-96-0.39%
201024,3124,37221.93%
199019,940-2,364-10.60%
198022,3042,83714.57%
197019,467620.32%
196019,405120.06%
195019,3931,5038.40%
194017,890150.08%
193017,8751,87111.69%
192016,004430.27%
191015,9613,74730.68%
190012,2142,08520.58%
189010,1297,220248.20%
18802,9092,8062724.27%
187010387543.75%
1860160.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.64%
County Website
Founded
1871
County Seat
2010 Population
24,312
Growth Since 2010
-4.17%
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Dawson County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,75887.46%
Black or African American1,5046.34%
Some Other Race9053.81%
Two or More Races2360.99%
Asian1490.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native1290.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander520.22%
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Dawson County, Nebraska Population by Race

Dawson County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Dawson County, Nebraska Median Age

35.7


Total

35.2


Male

36.9


Female

Dawson County, Nebraska Adults

There are 17,235 adults, (3,696 of whom are seniors) in Dawson County, Nebraska.

Dawson County, Nebraska Age Dependency

75.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

11,454

48.26%

Male

12,279

51.74%

Dawson County, Nebraska Population by Age

Dawson County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dawson County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
Male76.9%23.1%
All67.3%32.7%
Female54.1%45.9%
Non Family48%52%

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawson County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9652.6167.3
Married4,7533.280
Non Family2,6731.2148
Female1,0243.1154.1
Male5153.4476.9

3.12

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Dawson County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,14114.02%
9th to 12th Grade1,2268.03%
High School Graduate4,82631.59%
Some College3,22321.10%
Associates Degree1,4459.46%
Bachelors Degree1,82211.93%
Graduate Degree5923.88%
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Dawson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,0979,3932,030
Hispanic4,0121,587240
Black89571463
Other Race381168
Asian13911064
Native American96937
2+ Races726010
Islander25

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.04%.

Dawson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,405$38,157$27,418
Less Than 9th Grade$30,290$34,363$25,300
High School Graduate$30,793$36,172$23,406
Some College$37,646$44,286$30,692
Bachelors Degree$42,518$48,162$35,000
Graduate Degree$55,357$64,000$54,063

$34,405

Average Earnings

$38,157

Average Male

$27,418

Average Female

Dawson County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Dawson County, Nebraska Language

69.71% of Dawson County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 30.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.27% of the population.

Dawson County, Nebraska Language

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,8421,58620.22%
White13,6821,1708.55%
Other90159065.48%
Black1,4921117.44%
Asian1494630.87%
Native1244536.29%
Multiple2263716.37%

12.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.71%

Male Poverty Rate

14.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska is Other, with 65.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Nebraska is Black, with 7.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.75%.

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.16%
High School10.38%
Some College7.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.58%

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.03%
Female Employed10.26%
Male Unemployed9.74%
Male Employed6.66%

Dawson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,721$68,229
Families$62,454$77,665
Married Families$70,321-
Non Families$31,793$40,371
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Income by Household Type

Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Dawson 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.

Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Dawson County, Nebraska Marital Status

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1,292

Number of Veterans

1,252

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam558
First Gulf War189
Korea161
Second Gulf War151
World War II74

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74474
75+359
55 to 64227
35 to 54164
18 to 3468

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2388.06%
Hispanic891.80%
Black262.48%
2+ Races1720.24%
Other Race112.34%

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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3.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Dawson County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Dawson 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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59.55%

Born in Dawson County, Nebraska

79.92%

Native Born

20.08%

Foreign Born

11.38%

Non Citizen

8.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.92% of Dawson County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 59.55% having been born in Nebraska. 11.38% 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

  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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