Otoe County, Nebraska Population 2021

Otoe County, Nebraska's estimated population is 16,070 with a growth rate of 0.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Otoe County, Nebraska is the 20th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 15,748 and has seen a growth of 2.04% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202116,070290.18%
202016,041290.18%
201916,012290.18%
201815,983270.17%
201715,95660.04%
201615,9501080.68%
201515,842620.39%
201415,780920.59%
201315,688-1-0.01%
201215,689-52-0.33%
201115,741-7-0.04%
201015,7481,49610.50%
199014,252-931-6.13%
198015,183-393-2.52%
197015,576-927-5.62%
196016,503-553-3.24%
195017,056-1,938-10.20%
194018,994-907-4.56%
193019,9014072.09%
192019,4941710.88%
191019,323-2,965-13.30%
190022,288-3,115-12.26%
189025,4039,67661.52%
188015,7273,38227.40%
187012,3458,134193.16%
18604,2110.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.18%
County Website
Founded
1855
County Seat
2010 Population
15,748
Growth Since 2010
2.04%
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Otoe County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,00294.06%
Two or More Races4652.92%
Some Other Race3512.20%
Black or African American660.41%
Asian540.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.07%
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Otoe County, Nebraska Population by Race

Otoe County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Otoe County, Nebraska Median Age

41.4


Total

38.7


Male

44.3


Female

Otoe County, Nebraska Adults

There are 12,122 adults, (3,054 of whom are seniors) in Otoe County, Nebraska.

Otoe County, Nebraska Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Otoe County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

8,132

50.99%

Male

7,817

49.01%

Otoe County, Nebraska Population by Age

Otoe County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Otoe County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
Male70.5%29.5%
All69.8%30.2%
Non Family52.7%47.3%
Female45.7%54.3%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Otoe County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5102.4269.8
Married3,4293.0985.6
Non Family2,2691.2252.7
Female6462.8945.7
Male1662.9470.5

2.97

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Otoe County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2702.49%
9th to 12th Grade5144.74%
High School Graduate3,83135.32%
Some College2,39622.09%
Associates Degree1,29411.93%
Bachelors Degree1,81316.71%
Graduate Degree7296.72%
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Otoe County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Otoe County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,0649,5042,526
Hispanic575385
Other Race181134
2+ Races14312214
Black38272
Asian1716
Native American119

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.10%.

Otoe County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,762$46,463$31,926
Less Than 9th Grade$22,250$26,250$18,125
High School Graduate$30,833$35,828$27,049
Some College$40,793$52,610$31,598
Bachelors Degree$50,089$65,313$42,773
Graduate Degree$61,775$62,125$61,688

$39,762

Average Earnings

$46,463

Average Male

$31,926

Average Female

Otoe County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Otoe County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Otoe County, Nebraska Language

93.89% of Otoe County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 6.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.51% of the population.

Otoe County, Nebraska Language

Otoe County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,8761,3109.44%
Hispanic1,27328922.70%
Multiple46517236.99%
Other3516819.37%
Black541120.37%
Native8787.50%

11.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.24%

Male Poverty Rate

12.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Otoe County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Otoe County, Nebraska is Native, with 87.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Otoe County, Nebraska is White, with 9.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.98%.

Otoe County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.56%
High School8.23%
Some College7.27%
Bachelors or Greater2.50%

Otoe County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.71%
Male Unemployed15.52%
Female Employed5.43%
Male Employed3.43%

Otoe County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Otoe County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,167$75,729
Families$76,810$91,767
Married Families$88,832-
Non Families$31,780$43,168
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Income by Household Type

Otoe County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.2%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Otoe County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Otoe 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.

Otoe County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Otoe County, Nebraska Marital Status

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1,174

Number of Veterans

1,101

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam420
First Gulf War229
Second Gulf War182
Korea97
World War II58

Otoe County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74301
75+298
35 to 54235
55 to 64230
18 to 34110

Otoe County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,16910.15%
Hispanic91.14%
Native American327.27%
2+ Races21.11%

Otoe County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Otoe County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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3.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Otoe County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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67.7%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Otoe County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Otoe County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Otoe 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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70.95%

Born in Otoe County, Nebraska

96.11%

Native Born

3.89%

Foreign Born

3.20%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.11% of Otoe County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 70.95% having been born in Nebraska. 3.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Otoe 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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