COUNTY POPULATIONS, 1960 to 2016 1
Nebraska - Census Counts, 1960 to 2010 Plus 2011 to 2016 Census Estimates        
  Census Counts Census Estimates
  1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Adams 28,944 30,553 30,656 29,625 31,151 31,364 31,234 31,390 31,590 31,433 31,585 31,684
Antelope 10,176 9,047 8,675 7,965 7,452 6,685 6,628 6,528 6,451 6,401 6,398 6,329
Arthur 680 606 513 462 444 460 469 481 454 454 457 469
Banner 1,269 1,034 918 852 819 690 736 764 766 751 797 798
Blaine 1,016 847 867 675 583 478 495 513 482 505 492 484
Boone 9,134 8,190 7,391 6,667 6,259 5,505 5,396 5,415 5,386 5,335 5,295 5,332
Box Butte 11,688 10,094 13,696 13,130 12,158 11,308 11,295 11,276 11,305 11,310 11,311 11,194
Boyd 4,513 3,752 3,331 2,835 2,438 2,099 2,086 2,064 2,022 2,029 2,011 1,982
Brown 4,436 4,021 4,377 3,657 3,525 3,145 3,085 3,025 2,925 2,944 2,943 2,960
Buffalo 26,236 31,222 34,797 37,447 42,259 46,102 46,832 47,626 48,030 48,238 48,732 49,383
Burt 10,192 9,247 8,813 7,868 7,791 6,858 6,793 6,684 6,583 6,575 6,581 6,546
Butler 10,312 9,461 9,330 8,601 8,767 8,395 8,308 8,309 8,311 8,248 8,104 8,052
Cass 17,821 18,076 20,297 21,318 24,334 25,241 25,269 25,156 25,365 25,502 25,523 25,767
Cedar 13,368 12,192 11,375 10,131 9,615 8,852 8,780 8,763 8,681 8,603 8,568 8,671
Chase 4,317 4,129 4,758 4,381 4,068 3,966 4,004 4,036 3,988 3,990 3,986 3,937
Cherry 8,218 6,846 6,758 6,307 6,148 5,713 5,742 5,729 5,774 5,741 5,829 5,832
Cheyenne 14,828 10,778 10,057 9,494 9,830 9,998 9,979 10,062 10,066 10,116 10,156 10,051
Clay 8,717 8,266 8,106 7,123 7,039 6,542 6,475 6,409 6,374 6,308 6,311 6,163
Colfax 9,595 9,498 9,890 9,139 10,441 10,515 10,580 10,559 10,424 10,557 10,541 10,414
Cuming 12,435 12,034 11,664 10,117 10,203 9,139 9,143 9,098 9,008 9,021 9,130 9,016
Custer 16,517 14,092 13,877 12,270 11,793 10,939 10,869 10,788 10,787 10,735 10,802 10,807
Dakota 12,168 13,137 16,573 16,742 20,253 21,006 20,841 20,795 20,848 20,666 20,713 20,465
Dawes 9,536 9,761 9,609 9,021 9,060 9,182 9,232 9,179 9,118 9,092 9,041 8,979
Dawson 19,405 19,771 22,304 19,940 24,365 24,326 24,303 24,064 24,083 23,990 23,845 23,640
Deuel 3,125 2,717 2,462 2,237 2,098 1,941 1,969 1,972 1,929 1,935 1,924 1,873
Dixon 8,106 7,453 7,137 6,143 6,339 6,000 6,013 5,908 5,821 5,767 5,789 5,762
Dodge 32,471 34,782 35,847 34,500 36,160 36,691 36,954 36,648 36,598 36,714 36,676 36,757
Douglas 343,490 389,455 397,038 416,444 463,585 517,110 524,557 531,307 537,483 543,312 549,168 554,995
Dundy 3,570 2,926 2,861 2,582 2,292 2,008 1,980 1,994 1,974 1,884 1,800 1,831
Fillmore 9,425 8,137 7,920 7,103 6,634 5,890 5,836 5,731 5,664 5,638 5,628 5,720
Franklin 5,449 4,566 4,377 3,938 3,574 3,225 3,215 3,189 3,086 3,075 3,015 3,014
Frontier 4,311 3,982 3,647 3,101 3,099 2,756 2,732 2,735 2,716 2,710 2,617 2,621
Furnas 7,711 6,897 6,486 5,553 5,324 4,959 4,932 4,899 4,845 4,870 4,849 4,787
Gage 26,818 25,731 24,456 22,794 22,993 22,311 21,953 21,745 21,818 21,666 21,863 21,799
Garden 3,472 2,929 2,802 2,460 2,292 2,057 2,050 1,969 1,909 1,913 1,927 1,930
Garfield 2,699 2,411 2,363 2,141 1,902 2,049 1,989 1,984 2,014 1,987 2,021 2,011
Gosper 2,489 2,178 2,140 1,928 2,143 2,044 1,950 2,032 1,961 1,952 1,968 1,971
Grant 1,009 1,019 877 769 747 614 631 616 621 617 637 641
Greeley 4,595 4,000 3,462 3,006 2,714 2,538 2,532 2,455 2,477 2,475 2,431 2,399
Hall 35,757 42,851 47,690 48,925 53,534 58,607 59,587 60,301 60,752 61,346 61,422 61,705
Hamilton 8,714 8,867 9,301 8,862 9,403 9,124 9,074 9,023 9,100 9,102 9,179 9,186
Harlan 5,081 4,357 4,292 3,810 3,786 3,423 3,443 3,419 3,506 3,479 3,447 3,473
Hayes 1,919 1,530 1,356 1,222 1,068 967 978 942 966 928 927 897
Hitchcock 4,829 4,051 4,079 3,750 3,111 2,908 2,871 2,883 2,864 2,878 2,882 2,825
Holt 13,722 12,933 13,552 12,599 11,551 10,435 10,461 10,404 10,436 10,401 10,308 10,250
Hooker 1,130 939 990 793 783 736 742 712 730 727 733 708
Howard 6,541 6,807 6,773 6,057 6,567 6,274 6,303 6,302 6,346 6,357 6,392 6,429
Jefferson 11,620 10,436 9,817 8,759 8,333 7,547 7,542 7,533 7,518 7,301 7,243 7,177
Johnson 6,281 5,743 5,285 4,673 4,488 5,217 5,199 5,169 5,133 5,174 5,187 5,171
Kearney 6,580 6,707 7,053 6,629 6,882 6,489 6,559 6,518 6,499 6,591 6,580 6,552
Keith 7,958 8,487 9,364 8,584 8,875 8,368 8,223 8,210 8,121 8,105 8,062 8,018
Keya Paha 1,672 1,340 1,301 1,029 983 824 824 798 798 802 803 791
Kimball 7,975 6,009 4,882 4,108 4,089 3,821 3,786 3,779 3,677 3,709 3,719 3,679
Knox 13,300 11,723 11,457 9,534 9,374 8,701 8,592 8,592 8,570 8,496 8,526 8,571
Lancaster 155,272 167,972 192,884 213,641 250,291 285,407 289,945 293,606 297,489 302,097 305,705 309,637
Lincoln 28,491 29,538 36,455 32,508 34,632 36,288 36,046 36,000 36,024 35,694 35,618 35,550
Logan 1,108 991 983 878 774 763 770 774 763 751 776 772
Loup 1,097 854 859 683 712 632 613 599 581 584 582 591
McPherson 735 623 593 546 533 539 544 503 522 500 477 493
Madison 25,145 27,402 31,382 32,655 35,226 34,876 35,007 35,131 35,231 35,185 35,065 35,015
Merrick 8,363 8,751 8,945 8,049 8,204 7,845 7,736 7,802 7,792 7,761 7,780 7,828
Morrill 7,057 5,813 6,085 5,423 5,440 5,042 4,927 4,873 4,867 4,845 4,844 4,787
Nance 5,635 5,142 4,740 4,275 4,038 3,735 3,736 3,708 3,599 3,558 3,596 3,576
Nemaha 9,099 8,976 8,367 7,980 7,576 7,248 7,268 7,193 7,169 7,145 7,025 6,971
Nuckolls 8,217 7,404 6,726 5,786 5,057 4,500 4,447 4,427 4,385 4,356 4,327 4,265
Otoe 16,503 15,576 15,183 14,252 15,396 15,740 15,801 15,763 15,780 15,870 15,957 16,081
Pawnee 5,356 4,473 3,937 3,317 3,087 2,773 2,781 2,776 2,719 2,685 2,644 2,652
Perkins 4,189 3,423 3,637 3,367 3,200 2,970 2,946 2,937 2,897 2,885 2,939 2,898
Phelps 9,800 9,553 9,769 9,715 9,747 9,188 9,171 9,229 9,206 9,196 9,284 9,266
Pierce 8,722 8,493 8,481 7,827 7,857 7,266 7,189 7,169 7,161 7,193 7,212 7,159
Platte 23,992 26,508 28,852 29,820 31,662 32,237 32,464 32,602 32,547 32,705 32,799 32,861
Polk 7,210 6,468 6,320 5,668 5,639 5,406 5,344 5,287 5,251 5,279 5,192 5,203
Red Willow 12,940 12,191 12,615 11,705 11,448 11,055 11,011 11,013 11,010 10,849 10,828 10,722
Richardson 13,903 12,277 11,315 9,937 9,531 8,363 8,353 8,302 8,143 8,159 8,082 8,060
Rock 2,554 2,231 2,383 2,019 1,756 1,526 1,429 1,375 1,395 1,413 1,380 1,390
Saline 12,542 12,809 13,131 12,715 13,843 14,200 14,357 14,474 14,357 14,337 14,279 14,331
Sarpy 31,281 63,696 86,015 102,583 122,595 158,840 162,674 165,886 169,410 172,293 175,690 179,023
Saunders 17,270 17,018 18,716 18,285 19,830 20,780 20,885 20,832 20,915 20,927 21,017 21,038
Scotts Bluff 33,809 36,432 38,344 36,025 36,951 36,970 36,933 36,921 36,870 36,480 36,300 36,422
Seward 13,581 14,460 15,789 15,450 16,496 16,750 16,736 16,981 17,077 17,101 17,122 17,284
Sheridan 9,049 7,285 7,544 6,750 6,198 5,469 5,383 5,350 5,236 5,263 5,214 5,234
Sherman 5,382 4,725 4,226 3,718 3,318 3,152 3,143 3,125 3,109 3,079 3,085 3,054
Sioux 2,575 2,034 1,845 1,549 1,475 1,311 1,326 1,322 1,325 1,310 1,263 1,242
Stanton 5,783 5,758 6,549 6,244 6,455 6,129 6,194 6,105 6,090 6,063 5,908 5,944
Thayer 9,118 7,779 7,582 6,635 6,055 5,228 5,174 5,156 5,189 5,223 5,145 5,101
Thomas 1,078 954 973 851 729 647 688 692 700 688 686 716
Thurston 7,237 6,942 7,186 6,936 7,171 6,940 6,905 6,917 6,870 6,962 7,069 7,127
Valley 6,590 5,783 5,633 5,169 4,647 4,260 4,248 4,231 4,197 4,211 4,153 4,184
Washington 12,103 13,310 15,508 16,607 18,780 20,234 20,257 20,293 20,223 20,297 20,273 20,603
Wayne 9,959 10,400 9,858 9,364 9,851 9,595 9,460 9,513 9,428 9,397 9,365 9,365
Webster 6,224 5,396 4,858 4,279 4,061 3,812 3,766 3,753 3,667 3,668 3,635 3,603
Wheeler 1,297 1,051 1,060 948 886 818 815 795 759 766 753 776
York 13,724 13,685 14,798 14,428 14,598 13,665 13,760 13,828 13,853 13,915 13,822 13,794
Nebraska 1,411,330 1,485,333 1,569,825 1,578,417 1,711,263 1,826,341 1,842,283 1,855,725 1,868,559 1,881,145 1,893,765 1,907,116
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, "1990 Census of Population and Housing, CPH-2-29, Population and Housing Unit Counts,
Nebraska" and Census Web site (www.census.gov) 2017
1 1960 to 2010 numbers are Census counts; 2011-15 numbers are estimates  
Last Updated: 23-Mar-17  
by Nebraska Databook  
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov