Saunders County, Nebraska Population 2021

Saunders County, Nebraska's estimated population is 22,186 with a growth rate of 1.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Saunders County, Nebraska is the 15th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 20,869 and has seen a growth of 6.31% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202122,1863041.39%
202021,8823041.41%
201921,5783041.43%
201821,2742421.15%
201721,032400.19%
201620,992430.21%
201520,949890.43%
201420,860-17-0.08%
201320,877800.38%
201220,797-44-0.21%
201120,841-28-0.13%
201020,8692,58414.13%
199018,285-431-2.30%
198018,7161,6989.98%
197017,018-252-1.46%
196017,2703472.05%
195016,923-969-5.42%
194017,892-2,275-11.28%
193020,167-422-2.05%
192020,589-590-2.79%
191021,179-906-4.10%
190022,0855082.35%
189021,5775,76736.48%
188015,81011,263247.70%
18704,5474,50610990.24%
1860410.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.39%
County Website
Founded
1866
County Seat
2010 Population
20,869
Growth Since 2010
6.31%
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Saunders County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,60197.34%
Two or More Races2571.21%
Black or African American1040.49%
Asian890.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native830.39%
Some Other Race310.15%
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Saunders County, Nebraska Population by Race

Saunders County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Saunders County, Nebraska Median Age

41.2


Total

39.9


Male

42.5


Female

Saunders County, Nebraska Adults

There are 16,018 adults, (3,871 of whom are seniors) in Saunders County, Nebraska.

Saunders County, Nebraska Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Saunders County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

10,473

49.48%

Male

10,692

50.52%

Saunders County, Nebraska Population by Age

Saunders County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Saunders County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
All78.1%21.9%
Male63.1%36.9%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Female56.8%43.2%

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Saunders County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5012.4678.1
Married4,9213.0490.4
Non Family2,6501.1761.7
Female5513.1756.8
Male3792.8663.1

2.96

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Saunders County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3132.16%
9th to 12th Grade6694.63%
High School Graduate4,48130.99%
Some College3,54824.53%
Associates Degree1,77112.25%
Bachelors Degree2,64418.28%
Graduate Degree1,0357.16%
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Saunders County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Saunders County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,94513,0673,580
Hispanic23717221
2+ Races1028718
Native American6056
Black605021
Asian594939
Other Race235

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.10%.

Saunders County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,050$51,073$34,019
Less Than 9th Grade$30,438$33,125$24,135
High School Graduate$34,192$41,477$24,330
Some College$44,340$54,071$30,529
Bachelors Degree$51,676$61,103$46,199
Graduate Degree$58,188$76,705$55,625

$44,050

Average Earnings

$51,073

Average Male

$34,019

Average Female

Saunders County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saunders County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Saunders County, Nebraska Language

97.67% of Saunders County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 2.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.04% of the population.

Saunders County, Nebraska Language

Saunders County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,9271,5457.75%
Hispanic45510623.30%
Black972424.74%
Multiple251187.17%
Native76911.84%

8.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.82%

Male Poverty Rate

8.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saunders County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saunders County, Nebraska is Black, with 24.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saunders County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 7.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.29%.

Saunders County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.98%
High School9.01%
Some College5.08%
Bachelors or Greater1.53%

Saunders County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.14%
Female Unemployed12.22%
Female Employed5.54%
Male Employed2.37%

Saunders County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saunders County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,682$83,130
Families$83,648$95,449
Married Families$94,583-
Non Families$38,248$46,699
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Income by Household Type

Saunders County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Saunders County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Saunders County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Saunders County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Saunders County, Nebraska Marital Status

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1,387

Number of Veterans

1,276

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam542
First Gulf War247
Second Gulf War223
Korea141
World War II61

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74425
75+399
35 to 54298
55 to 64172
18 to 3493

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3658.75%
Hispanic216.69%
Asian1012.05%
Black910.98%
2+ Races32.44%

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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4.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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67.8%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Saunders County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Saunders County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Saunders 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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77.87%

Born in Saunders County, Nebraska

98.92%

Native Born

1.08%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.92% of Saunders County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 77.87% having been born in Nebraska. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Saunders 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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