Phelps County, Nebraska Population 2024

9,098

Phelps County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 9,098 with a growth rate of 0.61% 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 -0.93% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,373550.59%
20289,318550.59%
20279,263550.6%
20269,208550.6%
20259,153550.6%
20249,098550.61%
20239,043550.61%
20228,988550.62%
20218,933-39-0.43%
20208,972-19-0.21%
20198,991-12-0.13%
20189,003-49-0.54%
20179,052-147-1.6%
20169,199-19-0.21%
20159,218560.61%
20149,162-17-0.19%
20139,179-29-0.31%
20129,208670.73%
20119,141-42-0.46%
20109,183
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%
18802,447-6,926-73.89%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.61% (55)
County Website
Phelps County
County Seat
2010 Population
9,183
Area
540 mi²
Density
17 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.93% (-85)
Founded
1873

Phelps County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,35193.14%
Two or more races4374.87%
Other race680.76%
Black or African American560.62%
Native American310.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.18%
Asian70.08%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Phelps County, Nebraska Population by Race

Phelps County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Phelps County, Nebraska Median Age

40.4

Total

37.7

Male

42.2

Female

Phelps County, Nebraska Adults

There are 6,820 adults, (1,859 of whom are seniors) in Phelps County, Nebraska.

Phelps County, Nebraska Age Dependency

80.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Phelps County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female4,39248.99%
Male4,57451.01%

Phelps County, Nebraska Population by Age

Phelps County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8052.2970.129.9
Married1,9163.0487.112.9
Non Family1,4851.1655.144.9
Male2752.6541.158.9
Female1293.451.948.1
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2.94

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Phelps 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

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

Phelps 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 57.14%.

Phelps County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,115

Average Earnings

$53,211

Average Male

$38,364

Average Female

Phelps County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Phelps County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Phelps County, Nebraska Language

95.58% of Phelps County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 4.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.44% of the population.

Phelps County, Nebraska Language

Phelps County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,93793311.76%
Hispanic53831758.92%
Multiple40420550.74%
Other623556.45%
Asian7457.14%
showing: 5 rows

14.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.29%

Male Poverty Rate

13.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Phelps County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Phelps County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 58.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Phelps County, Nebraska is White, with 11.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.49%.

Phelps County, Nebraska Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.7%
High School14.35%
Some College9.46%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%
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Phelps County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed80%
Male Unemployed66.67%
Male Employed8.41%
Female Employed6.08%
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Phelps County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Phelps County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Phelps County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

58.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Phelps County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Phelps County, Nebraska Marriage

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

Phelps County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Phelps County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

623

Number of Veterans

537

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

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Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

26.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Phelps County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Phelps County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Phelps County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Phelps 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

79.17%

Born in Phelps County, Nebraska

98.05%

Native Born

1.95%

Foreign Born

1.57%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.05% of Phelps County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 79.17% having been born in Nebraska. 1.57% 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

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