ANCESTRY OF POPULATION

Nebraska - 2000 & 2002
 

2000

2002

   
Ancestry Category Total Number Reported Percent 1 Total Number Reported Percent 1    
Arab 4,696 0.3% 3,154 0.2%    
Czech 93,286 5.5% 73,838 4.0%    
Danish 52,740 3.1% 59,266 3.2%    
Dutch 38,523 2.3% 44,565 2.4%    
English 163,651 9.6% 187,513 10.1%    
French (except Basque) 44,841 2.6% 49,134 2.6%    
French Canadian 6,704 0.4% 6,612 0.4%    
German 661,133 38.6% 748,612 40.4%    
Greek 3,161 0.2% 2,222 0.1%    
Hungarian 2,740 0.2% 2,536 0.1%    
Irish 229,805 13.4% 255,812 13.8%    
Italian 42,979 2.5% 40,842 2.2%    
Lithuanian 3,215 0.2% 3,512 0.2%    
Norwegian 39,536 2.3% 42,052 2.3%    
Polish 62,475 3.7% 63,798 3.4%    
Portuguese 1,226 0.1% 1,983 0.1%    
Russian 11,002 0.6% 14,707 0.8%    
Scotch-Irish 24,964 1.5% 28,694 1.5%    
Scottish 23,173 1.4% 24,988 1.3%    
Slovak 896 0.1% 187 0.0%    
Subsaharan African 5,195 0.3% 3,735 0.2%    
Swedish 84,294 4.9% 105,943 5.7%    
Swiss 8,596 0.5% 7,607 0.4%    
Ukrainian 1,944 0.1% 3,188 0.2%    
United States or American 76,910 4.5% 68,906 3.7%    
Welsh 10,374 0.6% 10,773 0.6%    
West Indian 753 0.0% 818 0.0%    
Other 259,194 15.1% NA NA    
Total 1,711,263 NA 1,677,978 NA    
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census 2000, May 2002; American Community Survey, December 2003.
1 Percent of total respondents reporting a particular ancestry.  Since multiple responses allowed, total sums to more than 100.0%.
2000 numbers are Census counts and 2002 numbers estimates derived from the American Community Survey.
Nebraska - 1990
 

First ancestry reported:

Second ancestry reported:

Reported single ancestry:

Ancestry Category Number Percent 1 Number Percent 2 Number Percent 3
German 672,579 45.6% 122,598 19.8% 395,301 46.1%
Irish 134,010 9.1% 138,301 22.4% 61,013 7.1%
English 120,612 8.2% 88,045 14.2% 54,360 6.3%
Race or Hispanic origin groups 103,109 7.0% 19,674 3.2% 90,400 10.6%
Czech 65,601 4.4% 32,492 5.3% 42,713 5.0%
Swedish 61,510 4.2% 37,753 6.1% 31,272 3.7%
Polish 41,283 2.8% 19,916 3.2% 23,194 2.7%
Danish 36,223 2.5% 23,637 3.8% 18,777 2.2%
Other groups 32,341 2.2% 8,297 1.3% 25,226 2.9%
United States or American 32,107 2.2% 0 0.0% 32,107 3.7%
French (except Basque) 27,149 1.8% 27,350 4.4% 7,263 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 24,132 1.6% 10,569 1.7% 13,948 1.6%
Italian 23,759 1.6% 11,556 1.9% 12,711 1.5%
Dutch 22,876 1.6% 23,361 3.8% 9,126 1.1%
Norwegian 18,297 1.2% 12,236 2.0% 9,399 1.1%
Scottish 14,628 1.0% 11,650 1.9% 5,653 0.7%
Slovak 6,278 0.4% 2,878 0.5% 4,485 0.5%
Welsh 5,610 0.4% 6,388 1.0% 2,203 0.3%
Swiss 5,604 0.4% 4,804 0.8% 1,986 0.2%
Russian 4,808 0.3% 5,322 0.9% 2,450 0.3%
French Canadian 4,584 0.3% 2,402 0.4% 2,756 0.3%
Greek 2,468 0.2% 798 0.1% 1,239 0.1%
Arab 2,415 0.2% 686 0.1% 1,533 0.2%
Lithuanian 2,265 0.2% 1,292 0.2% 1,353 0.2%
Hungarian 1,968 0.1% 1,350 0.2% 981 0.1%
Austrian 1,691 0.1% 1,461 0.2% 750 0.1%
Belgian 1,530 0.1% 1,069 0.2% 693 0.1%
Other Ancestries 5,812 0.4% 2,720 0.4% 3,752 0.4%
Totals 1,475,249 100.0% 618,605 100.0% 856,644 100.0%
Source:  U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1990.
1 Percent of total reporting single ancestry (856,644) and multiple ancestry (618,605). 12,783 responses were unclassified and 90,353
respondents did not report their ancestry.  The sum of these items is the total 1990 Census population for Nebraska -- 1,578,385.
2 Percent of total reporting multiple ancestry (618,605).
3 Percent of total reporting single ancestry (856,644).
Last Updated: 11-Dec-03
by Nebraska Databook
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