Thayer County, Nebraska Population 2021

Thayer County, Nebraska's estimated population is 4,931 with a growth rate of -0.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Thayer County, Nebraska is the 57th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 5,235 and has seen a growth of -5.81% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20214,931-36-0.72%
20204,967-36-0.72%
20195,003-36-0.71%
20185,03950.10%
20175,034-46-0.91%
20165,080-49-0.96%
20155,129-84-1.61%
20145,213340.66%
20135,179340.66%
20125,145-25-0.48%
20115,170-65-1.24%
20105,235-1,400-21.10%
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%
18806,1130.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.72%
County Website
Founded
1871
County Seat
2010 Population
5,235
Growth Since 2010
-5.81%
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Thayer County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,89096.70%
Two or More Races931.84%
Some Other Race320.63%
Black or African American250.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.34%
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Thayer County, Nebraska Population by Race

Thayer County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Thayer County, Nebraska Median Age

46.5


Total

45


Male

48.8


Female

Thayer County, Nebraska Adults

There are 3,904 adults, (1,283 of whom are seniors) in Thayer County, Nebraska.

Thayer County, Nebraska Age Dependency

92.9

Age Dependency Ratio

49

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Thayer County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

2,515

49.73%

Male

2,542

50.27%

Thayer County, Nebraska Population by Age

Thayer County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Thayer County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
Female84.3%15.7%
All78.6%21.4%
Male75.8%24.2%
Non Family64.5%35.5%

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thayer County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2442.1978.6
Married1,2312.8387.7
Non Family8201.1364.5
Female1022.7784.3
Male912.4675.8

2.76

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Thayer County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade852.37%
9th to 12th Grade1895.27%
High School Graduate1,27635.61%
Some College83823.39%
Associates Degree52114.54%
Bachelors Degree48713.59%
Graduate Degree1875.22%
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Thayer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thayer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,4523,195665
Hispanic71553
2+ Races31306
Native American1717
Black1717
Other Race88

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 2+ races people with a rate of 19.35%.

Thayer County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,727$43,811$25,078
Less Than 9th Grade$29,844$35,625$19,531
High School Graduate$30,774$42,167$22,717
Some College$34,688$43,050$25,769
Bachelors Degree$40,682$55,833$30,000
Graduate Degree$48,833$48,977$48,438

$34,727

Average Earnings

$43,811

Average Male

$25,078

Average Female

Thayer County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thayer County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Thayer County, Nebraska Language

97.33% of Thayer County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 2.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Thayer County, Nebraska Language

Thayer County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,6374239.12%
Hispanic1303627.69%
Native171270.59%
Multiple9366.45%
Black11218.18%

9.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.99%

Male Poverty Rate

11.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thayer County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thayer County, Nebraska is Native, with 70.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thayer County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 6.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.19%.

Thayer County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School11.20%
Less Than 9th Grade11.11%
Some College6.86%
Bachelors or Greater4.26%

Thayer County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed15.79%
Female Employed5.46%
Male Unemployed4.17%
Male Employed4.08%

Thayer County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thayer County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,821$66,304
Families$67,813$79,153
Married Families$71,332-
Non Families$32,875$43,674
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Income by Household Type

Thayer County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.4%

Male Marriage Rate

60.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Thayer County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Thayer County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Thayer County, Nebraska Marital Status

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340

Number of Veterans

318

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam153
Korea61
Second Gulf War28
World War II22
First Gulf War13

Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+136
65 to 74131
55 to 6434
35 to 5424
18 to 3415

Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3288.58%
Black1144.00%
Hispanic79.86%
Other Race112.50%

Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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1.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thayer County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Thayer County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Thayer County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Thayer 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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74.63%

Born in Thayer County, Nebraska

99.25%

Native Born

0.75%

Foreign Born

0.40%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.25% of Thayer County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 74.63% having been born in Nebraska. 0.40% 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

  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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