Jefferson County, Nebraska Population 2021

Jefferson County, Nebraska's estimated population is 6,942 with a growth rate of -0.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Nebraska is the 42nd largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 7,522 and has seen a growth of -7.71% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20216,942-52-0.74%
20206,994-52-0.74%
20197,046-52-0.73%
20187,098-78-1.09%
20177,176-5-0.07%
20167,181-40-0.55%
20157,221-79-1.08%
20147,300-212-2.82%
20137,512-22-0.29%
20127,534-17-0.23%
20117,551290.39%
20107,522-1,237-14.12%
19908,759-1,058-10.78%
19809,817-619-5.93%
197010,436-1,184-10.19%
196011,620-2,003-14.70%
195013,623-1,909-12.29%
194015,532-877-5.34%
193016,4092691.67%
192016,140-712-4.23%
191016,8521,65610.90%
190015,1963462.33%
189014,8506,75483.42%
18808,0965,656231.80%
18702,4400.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.74%
County Website
Founded
1864
County Seat
2010 Population
7,522
Growth Since 2010
-7.71%
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Jefferson County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,92696.95%
Two or More Races1141.60%
Black or African American450.63%
Some Other Race280.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.22%
Asian150.21%
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Jefferson County, Nebraska Population by Race

Jefferson County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Median Age

46.5


Total

45.6


Male

47.4


Female

Jefferson County, Nebraska Adults

There are 5,580 adults, (1,686 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Nebraska.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Age Dependency

83.5

Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,671

51.39%

Male

3,473

48.61%

Jefferson County, Nebraska Population by Age

Jefferson County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All71.2%28.8%
Non Family58.8%41.2%
Female58%42%
Male35.1%64.9%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3022.1371.2
Married1,4792.8388.2
Non Family1,4721.158.8
Female2573.7458
Male942.8335.1

2.87

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1553.01%
9th to 12th Grade3025.86%
High School Graduate1,91937.26%
Some College1,23423.96%
Associates Degree62112.06%
Bachelors Degree73214.21%
Graduate Degree1873.63%
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Jefferson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,8804,550884
Hispanic2038810
2+ Races363021
Other Race288
Black2121
Native American1615
Asian1544

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 58.33%.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,474$41,161$26,288
Less Than 9th Grade$28,859$30,377$24,583
High School Graduate$31,073$43,846$21,061
Some College$35,081$38,214$31,610
Bachelors Degree$40,682$44,949$27,500
Graduate Degree$62,833$64,271$53,750

$32,474

Average Earnings

$41,161

Average Male

$26,288

Average Female

Jefferson County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Language

96.80% of Jefferson County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Language

Jefferson County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,5706429.77%
Multiple1147162.28%
Hispanic3016621.93%
Native1515100.00%
Asian1111100.00%

11.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.84%

Male Poverty Rate

13.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Nebraska is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Nebraska is White, with 9.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.78%.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.81%
High School14.83%
Some College9.45%
Bachelors or Greater5.22%

Jefferson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Male Unemployed25.00%
Female Employed6.24%
Male Employed5.02%

Jefferson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,510$57,938
Families$58,441$74,593
Married Families$64,613-
Non Families$25,154$34,880
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson 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 35-44.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Marital Status

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534

Number of Veterans

474

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam313
Korea75
First Gulf War65
World War II28
Second Gulf War13

Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74203
75+140
55 to 64123
35 to 5459
18 to 349

Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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2.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Jefferson 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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75.36%

Born in Jefferson County, Nebraska

97.75%

Native Born

2.25%

Foreign Born

0.87%

Non Citizen

1.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.75% of Jefferson County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 75.36% having been born in Nebraska. 0.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson 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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