Thayer County, Nebraska Population 2024

4,843

Thayer County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 4,843 with a growth rate of -0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Thayer County, Nebraska is the 55th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 5,234 and has seen a growth of -7.47% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,738-21-0.44%
20284,759-21-0.44%
20274,780-21-0.44%
20264,801-21-0.44%
20254,822-21-0.43%
20244,843-21-0.43%
20234,864-21-0.43%
20224,885-21-0.43%
20214,906-113-2.25%
20205,019430.86%
20194,976-41-0.82%
20185,017-18-0.36%
20175,035-52-1.02%
20165,087-42-0.82%
20155,129-83-1.59%
20145,212340.66%
20135,178350.68%
20125,143-26-0.5%
20115,169-65-1.24%
20105,234
19906,635-947-12.49%
19807,582-197-2.53%
19707,779-1,339-14.69%
19609,118-1,445-13.68%
195010,563-1,699-13.86%
194012,262-1,422-10.39%
193013,684-292-2.09%
192013,976-799-5.41%
191014,7754503.14%
190014,3251,58712.46%
189012,7386,625108.38%
18806,1131,37529.02%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.43% (-21)
County Website
Thayer County
County Seat
2010 Population
5,234
Area
574 mi²
Density
8 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.47% (-391)
Founded
1871

Thayer County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,74494.77%
Two or more races2214.41%
Native American170.34%
Other race120.24%
Black or African American110.22%
Asian10.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Thayer County, Nebraska Population by Race

Thayer County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Thayer County, Nebraska Median Age

45.9

Total

45.3

Male

47.4

Female

Thayer County, Nebraska Adults

There are 3,844 adults, (1,265 of whom are seniors) in Thayer County, Nebraska.

Thayer County, Nebraska Age Dependency

94.1

Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Thayer County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female2,53250.58%
Male2,47449.42%

Thayer County, Nebraska Population by Age

Thayer County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0562.3777.422.6
Married1,0722.9687.312.7
Non Family7311.2168.931.1
Female1443.254.245.8
Male1093.2967.932.1
showing: 5 rows

2.95

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Thayer 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

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

Thayer 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 hispanic people with a rate of 32.47%.

Thayer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,182

Average Earnings

$46,002

Average Male

$29,609

Average Female

Thayer County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thayer County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Thayer County, Nebraska Language

97.38% of Thayer County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 2.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.42% of the population.

Thayer County, Nebraska Language

Thayer County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,5334289.44%
Hispanic1482617.57%
Multiple220177.73%
Native17423.53%
Black9111.11%
showing: 5 rows

9.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.56%

Male Poverty Rate

11.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thayer County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thayer County, Nebraska is Native, with 23.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thayer County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 7.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.19%.

Thayer County, Nebraska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.27%
High School11.01%
Some College7.57%
Bachelors or Greater3.93%
showing: 4 rows

Thayer County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.16%
Female Employed7.2%
Male Employed2.56%
Female Unemployed
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Thayer County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thayer County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Thayer County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Thayer County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Thayer 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 45-54.

Thayer County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Thayer County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

301

Number of Veterans

281

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Thayer County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Thayer County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Thayer 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

76.21%

Born in Thayer County, Nebraska

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Thayer County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 76.21% having been born in Nebraska. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Thayer County, Nebraska Place of Birth

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