COUNTY POPULATIONS, 1960 to 2015 1
Nebraska - Census Year Counts, 1960 to 2010 Plus 2011 to 2015 Census Estimates      
  Census Counts Census Estimates
  1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Adams 28,944 30,553 30,656 29,625 31,151 31,364 31,233 31,388 31,582 31,419 31,587
Antelope 10,176 9,047 8,675 7,965 7,452 6,685 6,632 6,529 6,451 6,403 6,414
Arthur 680 606 513 462 444 460 469 482 452 454 456
Banner 1,269 1,034 918 852 819 690 737 765 768 748 788
Blaine 1,016 847 867 675 583 478 496 512 481 501 487
Boone 9,134 8,190 7,391 6,667 6,259 5,505 5,397 5,416 5,387 5,351 5,315
Box Butte 11,688 10,094 13,696 13,130 12,158 11,308 11,292 11,279 11,309 11,334 11,337
Boyd 4,513 3,752 3,331 2,835 2,438 2,099 2,085 2,061 2,019 2,027 2,006
Brown 4,436 4,021 4,377 3,657 3,525 3,145 3,081 3,026 2,926 2,941 2,946
Buffalo 26,236 31,222 34,797 37,447 42,259 46,102 46,835 47,655 48,090 48,348 48,863
Burt 10,192 9,247 8,813 7,868 7,791 6,858 6,794 6,685 6,581 6,590 6,585
Butler 10,312 9,461 9,330 8,601 8,767 8,395 8,308 8,308 8,312 8,238 8,115
Cass 17,821 18,076 20,297 21,318 24,334 25,241 25,264 25,161 25,369 25,496 25,512
Cedar 13,368 12,192 11,375 10,131 9,615 8,852 8,776 8,758 8,673 8,606 8,564
Chase 4,317 4,129 4,758 4,381 4,068 3,966 4,000 4,031 3,976 3,973 3,956
Cherry 8,218 6,846 6,758 6,307 6,148 5,713 5,740 5,730 5,774 5,760 5,848
Cheyenne 14,828 10,778 10,057 9,494 9,830 9,998 9,974 10,059 10,065 10,120 10,167
Clay 8,717 8,266 8,106 7,123 7,039 6,542 6,480 6,414 6,381 6,326 6,309
Colfax 9,595 9,498 9,890 9,139 10,441 10,515 10,576 10,552 10,414 10,546 10,520
Cuming 12,435 12,034 11,664 10,117 10,203 9,139 9,143 9,098 9,002 9,023 9,125
Custer 16,517 14,092 13,877 12,270 11,793 10,939 10,877 10,790 10,792 10,743 10,806
Dakota 12,168 13,137 16,573 16,742 20,253 21,006 20,834 20,793 20,867 20,717 20,781
Dawes 9,536 9,761 9,609 9,021 9,060 9,182 9,236 9,183 9,119 9,089 9,055
Dawson 19,405 19,771 22,304 19,940 24,365 24,326 24,296 24,055 24,086 24,024 23,886
Deuel 3,125 2,717 2,462 2,237 2,098 1,941 1,971 1,972 1,929 1,936 1,921
Dixon 8,106 7,453 7,137 6,143 6,339 6,000 6,013 5,910 5,827 5,783 5,797
Dodge 32,471 34,782 35,847 34,500 36,160 36,691 36,946 36,645 36,605 36,725 36,706
Douglas 343,490 389,455 397,038 416,444 463,585 517,110 524,677 531,554 537,994 543,985 550,064
Dundy 3,570 2,926 2,861 2,582 2,292 2,008 1,976 1,990 1,972 1,889 1,799
Fillmore 9,425 8,137 7,920 7,103 6,634 5,890 5,839 5,731 5,664 5,634 5,619
Franklin 5,449 4,566 4,377 3,938 3,574 3,225 3,217 3,191 3,066 3,050 2,985
Frontier 4,311 3,982 3,647 3,101 3,099 2,756 2,732 2,735 2,716 2,714 2,624
Furnas 7,711 6,897 6,486 5,553 5,324 4,959 4,936 4,903 4,849 4,883 4,862
Gage 26,818 25,731 24,456 22,794 22,993 22,311 21,955 21,746 21,827 21,662 21,900
Garden 3,472 2,929 2,802 2,460 2,292 2,057 2,046 1,964 1,905 1,912 1,918
Garfield 2,699 2,411 2,363 2,141 1,902 2,049 1,989 1,985 2,018 1,995 2,028
Gosper 2,489 2,178 2,140 1,928 2,143 2,044 1,949 2,034 1,965 1,961 1,973
Grant 1,009 1,019 877 769 747 614 633 617 627 620 641
Greeley 4,595 4,000 3,462 3,006 2,714 2,538 2,533 2,455 2,481 2,481 2,429
Hall 35,757 42,851 47,690 48,925 53,534 58,607 59,586 60,333 60,854 61,509 61,680
Hamilton 8,714 8,867 9,301 8,862 9,403 9,124 9,073 9,021 9,107 9,109 9,190
Harlan 5,081 4,357 4,292 3,810 3,786 3,423 3,442 3,416 3,500 3,478 3,452
Hayes 1,919 1,530 1,356 1,222 1,068 967 984 947 972 932 932
Hitchcock 4,829 4,051 4,079 3,750 3,111 2,908 2,873 2,884 2,867 2,890 2,883
Holt 13,722 12,933 13,552 12,599 11,551 10,435 10,459 10,403 10,427 10,390 10,313
Hooker 1,130 939 990 793 783 736 743 712 731 726 732
Howard 6,541 6,807 6,773 6,057 6,567 6,274 6,304 6,308 6,347 6,366 6,409
Jefferson 11,620 10,436 9,817 8,759 8,333 7,547 7,542 7,536 7,522 7,303 7,263
Johnson 6,281 5,743 5,285 4,673 4,488 5,217 5,198 5,165 5,127 5,174 5,173
Kearney 6,580 6,707 7,053 6,629 6,882 6,489 6,555 6,515 6,501 6,588 6,585
Keith 7,958 8,487 9,364 8,584 8,875 8,368 8,223 8,214 8,121 8,109 8,063
Keya Paha 1,672 1,340 1,301 1,029 983 824 823 797 795 804 804
Kimball 7,975 6,009 4,882 4,108 4,089 3,821 3,781 3,775 3,666 3,690 3,689
Knox 13,300 11,723 11,457 9,534 9,374 8,701 8,587 8,586 8,567 8,498 8,543
Lancaster 155,272 167,972 192,884 213,641 250,291 285,407 289,989 293,624 297,577 302,742 306,468
Lincoln 28,491 29,538 36,455 32,508 34,632 36,288 36,054 36,008 36,038 35,723 35,656
Logan 1,108 991 983 878 774 763 769 773 763 752 777
Loup 1,097 854 859 683 712 632 614 600 581 587 585
McPherson 735 623 593 546 533 539 545 504 523 501 475
Madison 25,145 27,402 31,382 32,655 35,226 34,876 34,998 35,115 35,232 35,169 35,039
Merrick 8,363 8,751 8,945 8,049 8,204 7,845 7,735 7,799 7,791 7,767 7,787
Morrill 7,057 5,813 6,085 5,423 5,440 5,042 4,926 4,871 4,867 4,850 4,854
Nance 5,635 5,142 4,740 4,275 4,038 3,735 3,736 3,708 3,600 3,555 3,595
Nemaha 9,099 8,976 8,367 7,980 7,576 7,248 7,272 7,196 7,171 7,154 7,046
Nuckolls 8,217 7,404 6,726 5,786 5,057 4,500 4,448 4,429 4,385 4,366 4,329
Otoe 16,503 15,576 15,183 14,252 15,396 15,740 15,799 15,755 15,783 15,888 15,984
Pawnee 5,356 4,473 3,937 3,317 3,087 2,773 2,780 2,777 2,720 2,692 2,659
Perkins 4,189 3,423 3,637 3,367 3,200 2,970 2,948 2,939 2,899 2,892 2,944
Phelps 9,800 9,553 9,769 9,715 9,747 9,188 9,162 9,222 9,201 9,201 9,296
Pierce 8,722 8,493 8,481 7,827 7,857 7,266 7,190 7,170 7,158 7,196 7,208
Platte 23,992 26,508 28,852 29,820 31,662 32,237 32,461 32,615 32,555 32,734 32,847
Polk 7,210 6,468 6,320 5,668 5,639 5,406 5,341 5,286 5,249 5,277 5,202
Red Willow 12,940 12,191 12,615 11,705 11,448 11,055 11,011 11,015 11,016 10,860 10,829
Richardson 13,903 12,277 11,315 9,937 9,531 8,363 8,343 8,289 8,130 8,151 8,094
Rock 2,554 2,231 2,383 2,019 1,756 1,526 1,432 1,377 1,399 1,413 1,381
Saline 12,542 12,809 13,131 12,715 13,843 14,200 14,355 14,476 14,351 14,338 14,282
Sarpy 31,281 63,696 86,015 102,583 122,595 158,840 162,667 165,875 169,437 172,291 175,692
Saunders 17,270 17,018 18,716 18,285 19,830 20,780 20,884 20,824 20,908 20,932 21,016
Scotts Bluff 33,809 36,432 38,344 36,025 36,951 36,970 36,932 36,913 36,852 36,463 36,261
Seward 13,581 14,460 15,789 15,450 16,496 16,750 16,739 16,977 17,065 17,098 17,110
Sheridan 9,049 7,285 7,544 6,750 6,198 5,469 5,387 5,352 5,244 5,268 5,220
Sherman 5,382 4,725 4,226 3,718 3,318 3,152 3,141 3,124 3,108 3,072 3,091
Sioux 2,575 2,034 1,845 1,549 1,475 1,311 1,327 1,322 1,324 1,309 1,260
Stanton 5,783 5,758 6,549 6,244 6,455 6,129 6,189 6,102 6,094 6,081 5,937
Thayer 9,118 7,779 7,582 6,635 6,055 5,228 5,174 5,156 5,187 5,228 5,163
Thomas 1,078 954 973 851 729 647 688 691 698 687 684
Thurston 7,237 6,942 7,186 6,936 7,171 6,940 6,909 6,921 6,875 6,961 7,064
Valley 6,590 5,783 5,633 5,169 4,647 4,260 4,247 4,233 4,198 4,211 4,154
Washington 12,103 13,310 15,508 16,607 18,780 20,234 20,263 20,294 20,217 20,265 20,248
Wayne 9,959 10,400 9,858 9,364 9,851 9,595 9,452 9,498 9,415 9,391 9,367
Webster 6,224 5,396 4,858 4,279 4,061 3,812 3,768 3,755 3,668 3,668 3,625
Wheeler 1,297 1,051 1,060 948 886 818 815 795 760 765 750
York 13,724 13,685 14,798 14,428 14,598 13,665 13,753 13,819 13,836 13,909 13,806
Nebraska 1,411,330 1,485,333 1,569,825 1,578,417 1,711,263 1,826,341 1,842,383 1,855,973 1,869,300 1,882,980 1,896,190
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) 2016
1 1960 to 2010 numbers are Census counts; 2011-15 numbers are estimates  
Last Updated: 29-Mar-16  
by Nebraska Databook  
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov