Washington County, Nebraska Population 2024

21,515

Washington County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 21,515 with a growth rate of 0.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Nebraska is the 16th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 population was 19,921 and has seen a growth of 8% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,3851740.78%
202822,2111740.79%
202722,0371740.8%
202621,8631740.8%
202521,6891740.81%
202421,5151740.82%
202321,3411740.82%
202221,1671740.83%
202120,993650.31%
202020,9282451.18%
201920,683840.41%
201820,5992691.32%
201720,3301130.56%
201620,2172921.47%
201519,925-10-0.05%
201419,935800.4%
201319,855-96-0.48%
201219,951310.16%
201119,920-1-0.01%
201019,921
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%
193012,095-85-0.7%
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%
18601,249-21,136-94.42%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.82% (174)
County Website
Washington County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,921
Area
390 mi²
Density
55 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
8% (1,594)
Founded
1855

Washington County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,91695.36%
Two or more races5622.69%
Other race1580.76%
Black or African American900.43%
Asian650.31%
Native American540.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander390.19%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washington County, Nebraska Population by Race

Washington County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Washington County, Nebraska Median Age

41.6

Total

40.6

Male

42.9

Female

Washington County, Nebraska Adults

There are 15,879 adults, (3,848 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Nebraska.

Washington County, Nebraska Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female10,49550.25%
Male10,38949.75%

Washington County, Nebraska Population by Age

Washington County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,2342.518119
Married4,8513.15946
Non Family2,6001.2769.230.8
Female5662.7742.657.4
Male2172.330.969.1
showing: 5 rows

3.05

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Washington 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

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

Washington 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 native american people with a rate of 70%.

Washington County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,741

Average Earnings

$75,420

Average Male

$46,914

Average Female

Washington County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Washington County, Nebraska Language

96.05% of Washington County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Washington County, Nebraska Language

Washington County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,4231,4707.57%
Multiple5469216.85%
Native534381.13%
Islander3939100%
Hispanic580152.59%
showing: 5 rows

7.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.01%

Male Poverty Rate

8.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Nebraska is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 2.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.98%.

Washington County, Nebraska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.41%
High School9.07%
Some College7%
Bachelors or Greater1.31%
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Washington County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed19.33%
Male Unemployed9.9%
Female Employed5%
Male Employed1.74%
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Washington County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Washington County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Washington County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washington County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,141

Number of Veterans

1,051

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

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Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

count

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Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Washington County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Washington 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

70.94%

Born in Washington County, Nebraska

97.9%

Native Born

2.1%

Foreign Born

0.9%

Non Citizen

1.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.9% of Washington County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 70.94% having been born in Nebraska. 0.9% 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

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