Thurston County, Nebraska Population 2021

Thurston County, Nebraska's estimated population is 7,124 with a growth rate of -0.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Thurston County, Nebraska is the 40th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 6,969 and has seen a growth of 2.22% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20217,124-50-0.70%
20207,174-50-0.69%
20197,224-50-0.69%
20187,274781.08%
20177,196570.80%
20167,139660.93%
20157,0731121.61%
20146,961891.30%
20136,872-53-0.77%
20126,925220.32%
20116,903-66-0.95%
20106,969330.48%
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%
193010,4628739.10%
19209,58988510.17%
19108,7042,18733.56%
19006,5173,341105.20%
18903,1763,0672813.76%
188010978251.61%
1870310.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.70%
Founded
1889
County Seat
2010 Population
6,969
Growth Since 2010
2.22%
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Thurston County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native4,21058.63%
White2,75338.34%
Two or More Races1331.85%
Asian590.82%
Black or African American140.19%
Some Other Race120.17%
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Thurston County, Nebraska Population by Race

Thurston County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Thurston County, Nebraska Median Age

27.5


Total

26.4


Male

29


Female

Thurston County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,601 adults, (857 of whom are seniors) in Thurston County, Nebraska.

Thurston County, Nebraska Age Dependency

91.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

68.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Thurston County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,615

50.34%

Male

3,566

49.66%

Thurston County, Nebraska Population by Age

Thurston County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Thurston County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.4%21.6%
All60.8%39.2%
Non Family53.7%46.3%
Male50.6%49.4%
Female39.2%60.8%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thurston County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1763.2860.8
Married9373.6578.4
Non Family5751.1453.7
Female4924.5939.2
Male1724.6950.6

3.87

Average Family Size

3.28

Average Household Size

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Thurston County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade992.56%
9th to 12th Grade3238.35%
High School Graduate1,27132.87%
Some College1,05227.20%
Associates Degree48912.65%
Bachelors Degree42611.02%
Graduate Degree2075.35%
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Thurston County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thurston County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,8891,799482
Native American1,8251,541130
Hispanic108778
2+ Races41333
Asian32179
Black1111
Other Race441

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 asian people with a rate of 28.13%.

Thurston County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,938$36,270$29,631
Less Than 9th Grade$26,389$35,417$18,594
High School Graduate$25,995$31,182$21,250
Some College$31,970$35,000$29,423
Bachelors Degree$45,208$53,750$42,109
Graduate Degree$63,125$66,250$59,659

$32,938

Average Earnings

$36,270

Average Male

$29,631

Average Female

Thurston County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thurston County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Thurston County, Nebraska Language

96.25% of Thurston County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.21% of the population.

Thurston County, Nebraska Language

Thurston County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native4,1721,49035.71%
White2,5311927.59%
Hispanic42512930.35%
Asian592847.46%
Multiple1322619.70%
Black12325.00%

25.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.67%

Male Poverty Rate

27.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thurston County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Nebraska is Asian, with 47.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Nebraska is White, with 7.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.07%.

Thurston County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.14%
High School21.79%
Some College19.21%
Bachelors or Greater7.42%

Thurston County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.49%
Male Unemployed45.62%
Female Employed13.54%
Male Employed7.82%

Thurston County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thurston County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,034$64,450
Families$57,204$68,558
Married Families$71,932-
Non Families$25,804$44,801
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Income by Household Type

Thurston County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Thurston County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Thurston 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.

Thurston County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Thurston County, Nebraska Marital Status

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315

Number of Veterans

292

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam94
First Gulf War76
Second Gulf War39
Korea24
World War II21

Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+100
35 to 5482
65 to 7468
55 to 6442
18 to 3423

Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1878.71%
Native American1235.27%
Hispanic116.43%
Other Race375.00%
2+ Races11.47%
Asian12.78%

Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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10.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thurston County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

13.3%

Unemployment Rate

Thurston County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Thurston County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Thurston 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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46.44%

Born in Thurston County, Nebraska

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

0.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.57% of Thurston County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 46.44% having been born in Nebraska. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Thurston 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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