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Population
  2010 2018
Population 1,826,341 1,929,268
Rank 39 38
Median Age 36.2 36.6
   
Total 8 year-olds 25,506 26,576
Boys 12,930 13,705
Girls 12,576 12,871
Total 9 year-olds 25,466 26,730
Boys 13,012 13,650
Girls 12,454 13,080
Total 10 year-olds 25,164 27,043
Boys 12,866 13,867
Girls 12,298 13,176
Total 11 year-olds 24,615 26,684
Boys 12,648 13,707
Girls 11,967 12,977
Total 12 year-olds 24,223 26,632
Boys 12,228 13,517
Girls 11,995 13,115
Total 13 year-olds 24,270 26,644
Boys 12,467 13,648
Girls 11,803 12,996
Total 14 year-olds 24,434 26,479
Boys 12,477 13,662
Girls 11,957 12,817
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2018
Drive Alone 81.4% 82.1%
Car Pool 9.8% 8.7%
Public Transportation 0.6% 0.6%
Work at Home 4.3% 5.1%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2018
Homes with a Computer 91.7%

Geography
  2010
Capital Lincoln
Largest City Omaha
Second Largest City Lincoln
Persons Per Square Mile 23.8

Business
  2010 2017
Dentist Offices 783 809
Amusement Parks 1 3
Fast-Food Restaurants 1,217 1,434
Toy Stores 67 62
Video/Disc Rental Stores 73 13
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 4 5
Candy & Nut Stores 10 12
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 41 45
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 2 NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: March 1, 1867
  • Population 1870: 122,993
  • Population 1900: 1,066,300
  • Population 1950: 1,325,510
  • Population 2000: 1,711,263
  • Population 2010: 1,826,341

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Cornhusker State
  • Flower: Goldenrod
  • Tree: Cottonwood
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Fossil: Mammoth
  • Insect: Honey Bee
  • Grass: Little Bluestem

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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