Saunders County, Nebraska Population 2024

23,749

Saunders County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 23,749 with a growth rate of 1.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Saunders County, Nebraska is the 14th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 20,867 and has seen a growth of 13.81% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,1792861.15%
202824,8932861.16%
202724,6072861.18%
202624,3212861.19%
202524,0352861.2%
202423,7492861.22%
202323,4632861.23%
202223,1773451.51%
202122,8324582.05%
202022,3748123.77%
201921,5622821.33%
201821,2802451.16%
201721,035580.28%
201620,977240.11%
201520,953900.43%
201420,863-15-0.07%
201320,878790.38%
201220,799-40-0.19%
201120,839-28-0.13%
201020,86700%
199018,285-431-2.3%
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%
191021,179-906-4.1%
190022,0855082.35%
189021,5775,76736.48%
188015,81011,263247.7%
18704,5474,50610990.24%
186041-25,138-99.84%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.22% (286)
County Website
Saunders County
County Seat
2020 Population
22,374
Area
749 mi²
Density
32 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
6.15% (1,375)
Founded
1866

Saunders County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,25895.01%
Two or more races7673.43%
Asian1270.57%
Other race1130.51%
Black or African American740.33%
Native American290.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.03%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Saunders County, Nebraska Population by Race

Saunders County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Saunders County, Nebraska Median Age

40.4

Total

40.2

Male

40.7

Female

Saunders County, Nebraska Adults

There are 16,913 adults, (4,085 of whom are seniors) in Saunders County, Nebraska.

Saunders County, Nebraska Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Saunders County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female10,87948.62%
Male11,49551.38%

Saunders County, Nebraska Population by Age

Saunders County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,7892.5180.619.4
Married5,2633.0792.27.8
Non Family2,6211.1765.434.6
Female5433.4858.241.8
Male3622.695545

3.02

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Saunders County, Nebraska Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2511.64%
9th to 12th Grade4753.1%
High School Graduate4,51229.42%
Some College3,51522.92%
Associates Degree2,12213.84%
Bachelors Degree3,06319.97%
Graduate Degree1,3989.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Saunders County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White14,53813,8624,246
2+ Races41841696
Hispanic31130543
Asian1208951
Black656544
Other Race56500
Native American27220
Islander600

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 67.69%.

Saunders County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$51,499$61,133$40,981
Less Than 9th Grade$28,523$38,750$25,843
High School Graduate$45,469$53,446$32,636
Some College$50,027$62,201$33,517
Bachelors Degree$58,836$70,563$53,555
Graduate Degree$67,964$78,272$60,273

$51,499

Average Earnings

$61,133

Average Male

$40,981

Average Female

Saunders County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Saunders County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Saunders County, Nebraska Language

97.35% of Saunders County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 2.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

Saunders County, Nebraska Language

Saunders County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,7591,2706.12%
Multiple76416821.99%
Hispanic509224.32%
Black681725%
Native21419.05%

6.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.91%

Male Poverty Rate

7.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Saunders County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Saunders County, Nebraska is Black, with 25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Saunders County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 4.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.85%.

Saunders County, Nebraska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.87%
High School10.21%
Some College5.37%
Bachelors or Greater1.21%

Saunders County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed21.95%
Female Unemployed13.85%
Female Employed5.85%
Male Employed1.9%

Saunders County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Saunders County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$84,474$103,516
Families$102,668$118,631
Married Families$110,030$-999,999,999
Non Families$43,281$59,934

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Saunders County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Saunders County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Saunders 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 55-64.

Saunders County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Saunders County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,396

Number of Veterans

1,350

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam422
Second Gulf War395
First Gulf War299
Korea82
World War II9

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54460
65 to 74334
75+306
55 to 64228
18 to 3468

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,2908.04%
Hispanic7120.82%
2+ Races6713.65%
Black3143.66%
Asian86.67%

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Saunders County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Saunders County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Saunders County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Saunders 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

81.43%

Born in Saunders County, Nebraska

98.8%

Native Born

1.2%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.8% of Saunders County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 81.43% having been born in Nebraska. 0.39% 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

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