Seward County, Nebraska Population 2021

Seward County, Nebraska's estimated population is 17,306 with a growth rate of 0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Seward County, Nebraska is the 19th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 16,799 and has seen a growth of 3.02% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202117,306110.06%
202017,295110.06%
201917,284110.06%
201817,273700.41%
201717,2031000.58%
201617,1031090.64%
201516,994-18-0.11%
201417,012180.11%
201316,994970.57%
201216,8971921.15%
201116,705-94-0.56%
201016,7991,3498.73%
199015,450-339-2.15%
198015,7891,3299.19%
197014,4608796.47%
196013,5814263.24%
195013,155-1,012-7.14%
194014,167-1,771-11.11%
193015,938710.45%
192015,867-28-0.18%
191015,8952051.31%
190015,690-450-2.79%
189016,1404,99344.79%
188011,1478,194277.48%
18702,9532,93718356.25%
1860160.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.06%
County Website
Founded
1867
County Seat
2010 Population
16,799
Growth Since 2010
3.02%
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Seward County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,55096.38%
Two or More Races3291.92%
Black or African American960.56%
Some Other Race920.54%
Asian840.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.12%
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Seward County, Nebraska Population by Race

Seward County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Seward County, Nebraska Median Age

38


Total

36.1


Male

39.8


Female

Seward County, Nebraska Adults

There are 13,166 adults, (2,912 of whom are seniors) in Seward County, Nebraska.

Seward County, Nebraska Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Seward County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

8,425

49.07%

Male

8,746

50.93%

Seward County, Nebraska Population by Age

Seward County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Seward County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89%11%
All71.7%28.3%
Female64%36%
Male46.3%53.7%
Non Family46.2%53.8%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Seward County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6002.3871.7
Married3,7743.0289
Non Family2,1421.1546.2
Female3972.6264
Male2872.946.3

2.91

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Seward County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2572.37%
9th to 12th Grade3953.64%
High School Graduate3,10728.61%
Some College2,33021.46%
Associates Degree1,63315.04%
Bachelors Degree2,07719.13%
Graduate Degree1,0609.76%
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Seward County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Seward County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,4219,8463,053
Hispanic20715616
2+ Races15513229
Other Race625111
Black505015
Asian211811
Native American161513

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 native american people with a rate of 81.25%.

Seward County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,115$54,004$31,503
Less Than 9th Grade$30,375$37,639$13,750
High School Graduate$37,157$46,809$26,993
Some College$42,122$52,489$28,859
Bachelors Degree$49,773$62,703$38,644
Graduate Degree$63,487$70,000$55,000

$44,115

Average Earnings

$54,004

Average Male

$31,503

Average Female

Seward County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Seward County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Seward County, Nebraska Language

96.71% of Seward County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Seward County, Nebraska Language

Seward County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,9448996.02%
Hispanic3747620.32%
Multiple3174614.51%
Black601016.67%
Other9133.30%
Native1616.25%

6.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.97%

Male Poverty Rate

5.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Seward County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Seward County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 20.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Seward County, Nebraska is Other, with 3.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.13%.

Seward County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.78%
Some College5.39%
High School4.24%
Bachelors or Greater2.48%

Seward County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Unemployed21.05%
Female Employed4.64%
Male Employed3.99%

Seward County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Seward County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,389$83,079
Families$87,671$101,523
Married Families$93,889-
Non Families$35,045$42,283
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Income by Household Type

Seward County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

58.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Seward County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Seward 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.

Seward County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Seward County, Nebraska Marital Status

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969

Number of Veterans

921

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam368
First Gulf War186
Second Gulf War182
Korea108
World War II20

Seward County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74305
35 to 54255
75+211
55 to 64118
18 to 3480

Seward County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9407.38%
Black1720.00%
Native American1260.00%
Hispanic93.04%

Seward County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Seward County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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5.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Seward County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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68.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Seward County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Seward County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Seward 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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74.42%

Born in Seward County, Nebraska

98.51%

Native Born

1.49%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.51% of Seward County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 74.42% having been born in Nebraska. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Seward 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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