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Occupied Housing Units by Fuel Used for
Home Heating, Water Heating, and Cooking
in Nebraska


2013 Total Occupied Housing Units – 730,579

Fuel Home
% of
% of
Cooking % of
Utility Gas 453,769 62.110% * *
Bottled, Tank, or Liquified Petroleum Gas 57,576 7.880% * *
Electricity 199,699 27.330% * *
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, etc. 2,188 0.300% * *
Coal or Coke 65 0.010% * *
Wood 9,928 1.360% * *
Solar Energy 55 0.010% * *
Other Fuel 4,998 0.680% * *
No Fuel Used 2,301 0.310% * *

If you are looking for city or county information, use the guided search in the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder ( and follow these steps.

  1. If the "Guided Search" doesn’t start with the "1 Start" at the top, click "1 Start".
  2. Choose "I’m looking for information about housing" – click 'next'.
  3. (At this point, a box will appear on the right with a blue heading called "Your Selections". Anything you select will be dropped into this box. Click on an 'x' to delete a selection.)
  4. On the left, click on the plus sign for "Physical Characteristic" – choose "Heating Fuel" – click 'next'.
  5. At the first bullet: Type in the city and state, or county and state, or the zip code – a dialog box will drop down with more choices to further define what you want – click 'go' and 'next'.
  6. At the second bullet: Use this option if you would like one or more geographic areas – click 'add to your selections' and click 'next'.
  7. Choose "Skip this step".
  8. Choose "House Heating Fuel".

Sources: 2013 American Community Survey. U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: An archive is available which houses records for prior years. An asterisk (*) indicates a fuel source was not included in the report. Natural gas or utility gas includes gas piped through underground pipes from a central system to serve the neighborhood. Bottled, tank, or liquefied petroleum gas includes liquid propane gas stored in bottles or tanks which are refilled or exchanged when empty. Electricity is generally supplied by means of above or underground electric power lines. Fuel oil, kerosene, etc., includes fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, alcohol, and other combustible liquids. Coal or coke includes coal or coke that is usually distributed by truck. Wood includes purchased wood, wood cut by household members on their property or elsewhere, driftwood, sawmill or construction scraps, or the like. Solar energy includes heat provided by sunlight which is collected, stored, and actively distributed to most of the rooms. Other fuel includes all other fuels not specified elsewhere. No fuel used includes units that do not use any fuel or that do not have heating equipment.

This table was updated on May 6, 2015.
Typically, there is one year between updates.