Jefferson County, Nebraska Population 2024

7,142

Jefferson County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 7,142 with a growth rate of -0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Nebraska is the 40th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 7,521 and has seen a growth of -5.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,112-6-0.08%
20287,118-6-0.08%
20277,124-6-0.08%
20267,130-6-0.08%
20257,136-6-0.08%
20247,142-6-0.08%
20237,148-6-0.08%
20227,154-6-0.08%
20217,160-99-1.36%
20207,2592393.4%
20197,020-42-0.59%
20187,062-99-1.38%
20177,161-6-0.08%
20167,167-57-0.79%
20157,224-75-1.03%
20147,299-212-2.82%
20137,511-25-0.33%
20127,536-17-0.23%
20117,553320.43%
20107,521
19908,759-1,058-10.78%
19809,817-619-5.93%
197010,436-1,184-10.19%
196011,620-2,003-14.7%
195013,623-1,909-12.29%
194015,532-877-5.34%
193016,4092691.67%
192016,140-712-4.23%
191016,8521,65610.9%
190015,1963462.33%
189014,8506,75483.42%
18808,0965,656231.8%
18702,440-4,672-65.69%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.08% (-6)
County Website
Jefferson County
County Seat
2010 Population
7,521
Area
570 mi²
Density
13 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.04% (-379)
Founded
1864

Jefferson County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,78394.41%
Two or more races2914.05%
Black or African American550.77%
Other race490.68%
Asian50.07%
Native American20.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Jefferson County, Nebraska Population by Race

Jefferson County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Jefferson County, Nebraska Median Age

45.8

Total

45.6

Male

46.3

Female

Jefferson County, Nebraska Adults

There are 5,604 adults, (1,775 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Nebraska.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Age Dependency

87.6

Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female3,71051.64%
Male3,47548.36%

Jefferson County, Nebraska Population by Age

Jefferson County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1222.2670.129.9
Married1,5222.9782.617.4
Non Family1,3241.2355.944.1
Female1993.5679.420.6
Male772.7342.957.1
showing: 5 rows

2.95

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Jefferson 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

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

Jefferson 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40%.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,624

Average Earnings

$50,625

Average Male

$35,345

Average Female

Jefferson County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Jefferson County, Nebraska Language

96.65% of Jefferson County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Language

Jefferson County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,4546329.79%
Multiple29012041.38%
Hispanic361287.76%
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11.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.97%

Male Poverty Rate

13.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 41.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 7.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.02%.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.38%
High School15.13%
Some College8.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.23%
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Jefferson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.33%
Male Unemployed8%
Male Employed7.08%
Female Employed6.11%
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Jefferson County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Jefferson 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 35-44.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Jefferson County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

397

Number of Veterans

370

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Jefferson 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

76.02%

Born in Jefferson County, Nebraska

97.8%

Native Born

2.2%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.8% of Jefferson County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 76.02% having been born in Nebraska. 0.64% 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

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