Phelps County, Nebraska Population 2021

Phelps County, Nebraska's estimated population is 9,090 with a growth rate of 0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Phelps County, Nebraska is the 30th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 9,183 and has seen a growth of -1.01% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20219,090280.31%
20209,062280.31%
20199,034280.31%
20189,006-44-0.49%
20179,050-143-1.56%
20169,193-24-0.26%
20159,217550.60%
20149,162-17-0.19%
20139,179-31-0.34%
20129,210680.74%
20119,142-41-0.45%
20109,183-532-5.48%
19909,715-54-0.55%
19809,7692162.26%
19709,553-247-2.52%
19609,8007528.31%
19509,0485967.05%
19408,452-809-8.74%
19309,261-639-6.45%
19209,900-551-5.27%
191010,451-321-2.98%
190010,7729039.15%
18909,8697,422303.31%
18802,4470.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.31%
County Website
Founded
1873
County Seat
2010 Population
9,183
Growth Since 2010
-1.01%
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Phelps County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,77196.38%
Two or More Races1932.12%
Some Other Race700.77%
Black or African American330.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.21%
Asian140.15%
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Phelps County, Nebraska Population by Race

Phelps County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Phelps County, Nebraska Median Age

42.4


Total

39.9


Male

45.3


Female

Phelps County, Nebraska Adults

There are 6,946 adults, (1,821 of whom are seniors) in Phelps County, Nebraska.

Phelps County, Nebraska Age Dependency

77.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Phelps County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

4,538

49.87%

Male

4,562

50.13%

Phelps County, Nebraska Population by Age

Phelps County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Phelps County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
All71.8%28.2%
Male62.6%37.4%
Non Family56.2%43.8%
Female37%63%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Phelps County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9052.2671.8
Married2,1492.9185.6
Non Family1,4551.2156.2
Female1623.0937
Male1392.3262.6

2.84

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Phelps County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade781.24%
9th to 12th Grade3435.46%
High School Graduate1,87729.88%
Some College1,72127.40%
Associates Degree78712.53%
Bachelors Degree1,03916.54%
Graduate Degree4366.94%
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Phelps County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Phelps County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,8415,5151,417
Hispanic28819853
2+ Races145145
Other Race51103
Black30305
Native American1611
Asian22

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 white people with a rate of 24.26%.

Phelps County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,820$47,225$30,225
Less Than 9th Grade$32,112$38,375$25,682
High School Graduate$35,714$42,917$22,031
Some College$40,363$47,849$27,865
Bachelors Degree$49,758$52,389$47,598
Graduate Degree$61,045$66,563$55,000

$40,820

Average Earnings

$47,225

Average Male

$30,225

Average Female

Phelps County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Phelps County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Phelps County, Nebraska Language

96.52% of Phelps County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.81% of the population.

Phelps County, Nebraska Language

Phelps County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,1456598.09%
Hispanic49312124.54%
Multiple1796033.52%
Other612845.90%
Black24520.83%
Native10330.00%

9.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.43%

Male Poverty Rate

12.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Phelps County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Phelps County, Nebraska is Other, with 45.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Phelps County, Nebraska is White, with 8.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.17%.

Phelps County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.37%
High School8.84%
Some College8.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%

Phelps County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.84%
Female Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed7.93%
Male Employed2.53%

Phelps County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Phelps County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,040$75,991
Families$76,706$94,481
Married Families$82,633-
Non Families$36,076$42,850
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Income by Household Type

Phelps County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.6%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Phelps County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Phelps 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.

Phelps County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Phelps County, Nebraska Marital Status

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522

Number of Veterans

508

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam148
Second Gulf War92
Korea76
World War II42
First Gulf War30

Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+231
65 to 74116
35 to 5474
18 to 3451
55 to 6450

Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5227.81%
Hispanic30.93%

Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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0.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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66.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

0.7%

Unemployment Rate

Phelps County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Phelps County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Phelps 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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76.44%

Born in Phelps County, Nebraska

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

1.05%

Non Citizen

0.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Phelps County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 76.44% having been born in Nebraska. 1.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Phelps 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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