Douglas County, Nebraska Population 2024

592,974

Douglas County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 592,974 with a growth rate of 0.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Douglas County, Nebraska is the largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 518,599 and has seen a growth of 14.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029610,1443,4340.57%
2028606,7103,4340.57%
2027603,2763,4340.57%
2026599,8423,4340.58%
2025596,4083,4340.58%
2024592,9743,4340.58%
2023589,5403,4340.59%
2022586,1066540.11%
2021585,452210%
2020585,43114,5712.55%
2019570,8604,3370.77%
2018566,5235,4240.97%
2017561,0995,2190.94%
2016555,8806,5671.2%
2015549,3136,0771.12%
2014543,2366,3131.18%
2013536,9236,0241.13%
2012530,8996,6351.27%
2011524,2645,6651.09%
2010518,59900%
1990416,44419,4064.89%
1980397,0387,5831.95%
1970389,45545,96513.38%
1960343,49062,47022.23%
1950281,02033,45813.51%
1940247,56214,5806.26%
1930232,98228,45813.91%
1920204,52435,97821.35%
1910168,54627,95619.88%
1900140,590-17,418-11.02%
1890158,008120,363319.73%
188037,64517,66388.39%
187019,98215,654361.69%
18604,328-605,816-99.29%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.58% (3,434)
County Website
Douglas County
County Seat
2020 Population
585,431
Area
326 mi²
Density
1819 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.29% (7,543)
Founded
November 23, 1854

Douglas County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White427,98073.46%
Black or African American62,37210.71%
Two or more races43,3667.44%
Asian24,3774.18%
Other race20,8323.58%
Native American3,5130.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1980.03%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Douglas County, Nebraska Population by Race

Douglas County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Douglas County, Nebraska Median Age

35.3

Total

34.6

Male

36.1

Female

Douglas County, Nebraska Adults

There are 434,910 adults, (78,780 of whom are seniors) in Douglas County, Nebraska.

Douglas County, Nebraska Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Douglas County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female292,91750.27%
Male289,72149.73%

Douglas County, Nebraska Population by Age

Douglas County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All231,4692.4661.838.2
Married104,0773.2583.516.5
Non Family90,6051.2442.257.8
Female25,3853.3147.452.6
Male11,4023.1351.848.2

3.16

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Douglas County, Nebraska Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,0984.49%
9th to 12th Grade15,7654.14%
High School Graduate79,06120.75%
Some College81,15721.3%
Associates Degree30,8578.1%
Bachelors Degree99,80526.19%
Graduate Degree57,28015.03%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Douglas County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White281,936271,784131,658
Black36,96932,8387,201
Hispanic36,79623,0486,120
2+ Races19,01215,2485,897
Asian14,92210,7587,565
Other Race11,1436,7811,698
Native American1,8761,221193
Islander999148

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.4%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.7%.

Douglas County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$51,775$58,286$45,146
Less Than 9th Grade$32,935$36,136$27,539
High School Graduate$35,211$40,880$30,054
Some College$45,781$55,635$37,304
Bachelors Degree$62,627$73,866$54,100
Graduate Degree$79,802$94,882$69,693

$51,775

Average Earnings

$58,286

Average Male

$45,146

Average Female

Douglas County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Douglas County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Douglas County, Nebraska Language

84.68% of Douglas County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 15.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.23% of the population.

Douglas County, Nebraska Language

Douglas County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White387,06528,7117.42%
Black60,87215,41525.32%
Hispanic76,02712,66116.65%
Multiple42,2845,96314.1%
Other20,4213,90519.12%
Asian23,8412,3769.97%
Native3,36057116.99%
Islander1763519.89%

11.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.18%

Male Poverty Rate

11.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Douglas County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Douglas County, Nebraska is Black, with 25.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Douglas County, Nebraska is White, with 7.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.28%.

Douglas County, Nebraska Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.48%
High School13.74%
Some College9.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%

Douglas County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.37%
Male Unemployed29.44%
Female Employed6.35%
Male Employed4.8%

Douglas County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Douglas County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$76,083$106,413
Families$101,416$133,266
Married Families$118,532$155,926
Non Families$45,373$60,047

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Douglas County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Douglas County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Douglas County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Douglas County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Douglas County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

28,318

Number of Veterans

25,630

Male Veterans

2,688

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam8,908
Second Gulf War7,236
First Gulf War6,825
Korea1,577
World War II444

Douglas County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 547,837
65 to 746,391
75+5,868
55 to 645,373
18 to 342,849

Douglas County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White23,3717.02%
Black2,9516.86%
Hispanic1,3392.88%
2+ Races1,3265.49%
Asian3421.97%
Other Race2731.99%
Native American552.33%

Douglas County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Douglas County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Douglas County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Douglas County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Douglas County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Douglas 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

60.08%

Born in Douglas County, Nebraska

90%

Native Born

10%

Foreign Born

6.19%

Non Citizen

3.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90% of Douglas County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 60.08% having been born in Nebraska. 6.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Douglas County, Nebraska Place of Birth

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