Washington County, Nebraska Population 2021

Washington County, Nebraska's estimated population is 20,953 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Nebraska is the 17th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 19,921 and has seen a growth of 5.18% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,9531120.54%
202020,8411120.54%
201920,7291120.54%
201820,6172891.42%
201720,3281150.57%
201620,2132961.49%
201519,917-13-0.07%
201419,930790.40%
201319,851-98-0.49%
201219,949310.16%
201119,918-3-0.02%
201019,9213,31419.96%
199016,6071,0997.09%
198015,5082,19816.51%
197013,3101,2079.97%
196012,1035925.14%
195011,511-67-0.58%
194011,578-517-4.27%
193012,095-85-0.70%
192012,180-558-4.38%
191012,738-348-2.66%
190013,0861,21710.25%
189011,8693,23837.52%
18808,6314,17993.87%
18704,4523,203256.45%
18601,2490.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.54%
County Website
Founded
1855
County Seat
2010 Population
19,921
Growth Since 2010
5.18%
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Washington County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,66796.59%
Two or More Races3191.57%
Black or African American2211.09%
Some Other Race750.37%
Asian530.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.05%
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Washington County, Nebraska Population by Race

Washington County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Washington County, Nebraska Median Age

41.2


Total

40.3


Male

42.7


Female

Washington County, Nebraska Adults

There are 15,358 adults, (3,631 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Nebraska.

Washington County, Nebraska Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

10,303

50.60%

Male

10,058

49.40%

Washington County, Nebraska Population by Age

Washington County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.8%8.2%
All78.3%21.7%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
Male52.1%47.9%
Female49.1%50.9%

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washington County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1852.4578.3
Married4,8813.0691.8
Non Family2,4381.2161.1
Female5782.6449.1
Male2882.3652.1

2.93

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Washington County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1901.38%
9th to 12th Grade4233.06%
High School Graduate4,36631.62%
Some College2,99221.67%
Associates Degree1,70812.37%
Bachelors Degree2,90921.07%
Graduate Degree1,2208.84%
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Washington County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,33912,8004,063
Hispanic25317915
Black1281005
2+ Races747415
Asian333321
Other Race2599
Native American991

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.64%.

Washington County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,170$56,405$36,668
Less Than 9th Grade$29,671$40,833$21,563
High School Graduate$40,426$48,242$26,814
Some College$42,927$57,206$34,615
Bachelors Degree$61,372$86,414$53,342
Graduate Degree$63,571$73,661$58,664

$47,170

Average Earnings

$56,405

Average Male

$36,668

Average Female

Washington County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Washington County, Nebraska Language

97.58% of Washington County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 2.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Washington County, Nebraska Language

Washington County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,9471,3647.20%
Black2167635.19%
Hispanic5686711.80%
Multiple3196520.38%
Islander1515100.00%

7.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.60%

Male Poverty Rate

9.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Nebraska is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Nebraska is White, with 7.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.41%.

Washington County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.29%
High School9.09%
Some College5.98%
Bachelors or Greater2.43%

Washington County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed5.37%
Male Employed3.01%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Washington County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,430$86,984
Families$86,451$98,704
Married Families$96,768-
Non Families$41,626$56,129
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Income by Household Type

Washington County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.2%

Male Marriage Rate

60.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Washington 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.

Washington County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Washington County, Nebraska Marital Status

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1,518

Number of Veterans

1,478

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam612
Second Gulf War226
Korea183
First Gulf War182
World War II38

Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74508
35 to 54375
75+325
55 to 64227
18 to 3483

Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,49810.02%
Black1914.73%
Hispanic164.58%
Native American111.11%

Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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6.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Washington County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Washington 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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73.49%

Born in Washington County, Nebraska

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.95% of Washington County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 73.49% having been born in Nebraska. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Washington 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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