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Nebraska's Population
1960 – 2012

In 2011, Nebraska's population made up 0.6 percent of the nation and used 0.9 percent of the nation's energy. In comparing Nebraska to the world, the state comprised 0.03 percent of the world's population and used 0.16 percent of the world's energy. In relation to these two statements, with 4.5 percent of the world's population, the United States used 18 percent of the world's energy in 2011.1

To find the population of each city and county in Nebraska at United States Census Bureau website, select the city or county from the respective drop-down box. The following text file shows the historical population counts (1900 to 1990) for all counties in Nebraska.

Nebraska's Population
1960 – 2012

Year People Year People Year People Year People Year People Year People
1960 1,411,000 1970 1,485,333 1980 1,569,825 1990 1,578,385 2000 1,713,345 2010 1,829,696
1961 1,446,000 1971 1,504,604 1981 1,578,515 1991 1,590,805 2001 1,717,948 2011 1,842,234
1962 1,464,000 1972 1,519,013 1982 1,581,780 1992 1,602,406 2002 1,725,083 2012 1,855,525
1963 1,476,000 1973 1,529,567 1983 1,584,293 1993 1,612,149 2003 1,733,680 2013 NA
1964 1,482,000 1974 1,539,191 1984 1,588,639 1994 1,621,551 2004 1,742,184 2014 NA
1965 1,471,000 1975 1,543,117 1985 1,584,664 1995 1,635,142 2005 1,751,721 2015 NA
1966 1,456,000 1976 1,550,911 1986 1,574,333 1996 1,647,657 2006 1,760,435 2016 NA
1967 1,457,000 1977 1,556,842 1987 1,566,547 1997 1,656,042 2007 1,769,912 2017 NA
1968 1,467,000 1978 1,563,884 1988 1,571,477 1998 1,660,772 2008 1,781,949 2018 NA
1969 1,474,000 1979 1,567,344 1989 1,574,864 1999 1,666,028 2009 1,796,619 2019 NA

Sources: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2010. U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC. International Energy Annual 2006 and State Energy Data Report. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: The U.S. Census Bureau numbers are as of July 1 of each year. P = Preliminary. NA = No data available.

1The most recent energy consumption data is used.

This table was updated on September 24, 2013.
Typically, there is one year between updates.