Thurston County, Nebraska Population 2024

6,331

Thurston County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 6,331 with a growth rate of -1.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Thurston County, Nebraska is the 45th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 6,971 and has seen a growth of -9.18% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,891-88-1.47%
20285,979-88-1.45%
20276,067-88-1.43%
20266,155-88-1.41%
20256,243-88-1.39%
20246,331-88-1.37%
20236,419-88-1.35%
20226,507-88-1.33%
20216,595-157-2.33%
20206,752-482-6.66%
20197,234-62-0.85%
20187,296951.32%
20177,201600.84%
20167,141640.9%
20157,0771101.58%
20146,967891.29%
20136,878-53-0.76%
20126,931230.33%
20116,908-63-0.9%
20106,971
19906,936-250-3.48%
19807,1862443.51%
19706,942-295-4.08%
19607,237-1,353-15.75%
19508,590-1,653-16.14%
194010,243-219-2.09%
193010,4628739.1%
19209,58988510.17%
19108,7042,18733.56%
19006,5173,341105.2%
18903,1763,0672813.76%
188010978251.61%
187031-5,860-99.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.37% (-88)
County Seat
2010 Population
6,971
Area
394 mi²
Density
16 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-9.18% (-640)
Founded
1889

Thurston County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American3,79356.48%
White2,44236.36%
Two or more races3294.9%
Other race791.18%
Asian610.91%
Black or African American120.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Thurston County, Nebraska Population by Race

Thurston County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Thurston County, Nebraska Median Age

28.1

Total

27.2

Male

28.8

Female

Thurston County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,343 adults, (828 of whom are seniors) in Thurston County, Nebraska.

Thurston County, Nebraska Age Dependency

91.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

67.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Thurston County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female3,41050.77%
Male3,30649.23%

Thurston County, Nebraska Population by Age

Thurston County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9933.3360.939.1
Married8973.6378.521.5
Non Family5391.153.146.9
Female3894.983565
Male1685.1152.447.6
showing: 5 rows

3.97

Average Family Size

3.33

Average Household Size

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Thurston 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

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

Thurston 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 white people with a rate of 95.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.28%.

Thurston County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,053

Average Earnings

$41,066

Average Male

$37,821

Average Female

Thurston County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thurston County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Thurston County, Nebraska Language

94.56% of Thurston County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 5.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.99% of the population.

Thurston County, Nebraska Language

Thurston County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native3,7331,03427.7%
White2,2731215.32%
Hispanic5096412.57%
Multiple3084414.29%
Asian613252.46%
Black5480%
showing: 6 rows

18.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.54%

Male Poverty Rate

19.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thurston County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Nebraska is Black, with 80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Nebraska is White, with 5.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.95%.

Thurston County, Nebraska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.23%
High School16.95%
Some College15.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%
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Thurston County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.85%
Male Unemployed45.11%
Female Employed9.62%
Male Employed7.13%
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Thurston County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thurston County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Thurston County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Thurston County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Thurston County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Thurston County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Thurston County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

269

Number of Veterans

243

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Thurston County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Thurston County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Thurston 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

45.53%

Born in Thurston County, Nebraska

98.06%

Native Born

1.94%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.06% of Thurston County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 45.53% having been born in Nebraska. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Thurston County, Nebraska Place of Birth

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