POPULATION BY DETAILED RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN
Nebraska - 1990, 2000, and 2010 Census Years    
Race/Hispanic Origin Number Percent of Total Population
2010 Census Counts    
Total population 1,826,341 100.0
One race 1,786,831 97.8
 White 1,572,838 86.1
 Black or African American 82,885 4.5
 American Indian and Alaska Native 18,427 1.0
 Asian 32,293 1.8
 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,279 0.1
 Some other race 79,109 4.3
Two or more races 39,510 2.2
Ethnicity    
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,658,936 90.8
One race 1,630,510 89.3
 White 1,499,753 82.1
 Black or African American 80,959 4.4
 American Indian and Alaska Native 14,797 0.8
 Asian 31,919 1.7
 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 966 0.1
 Some Other Race 2,116 0.1
Two or More Races 28,426 1.6
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 167,405 9.2
     
2000 Census Count    
Total population 1,711,263 100.0%
One race 1,687,310 98.6%
  White 1,533,261 89.6%
  Black or African American 68,541 4.0%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 14,896 0.9%
  Asian 21,931 1.3%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 836 0.0%
  Some other race 47,845 2.8%
Two or more races 23,953 1.4%
    Two races 22,591 1.3%
      White; Black or African American 4,651 0.3%
      White; American Indian and Alaska Native 5,285 0.3%
      White; Asian 3,344 0.2%
      White; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 310 0.0%
      White; Some other race 6,057 0.4%
      Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native 704 0.0%
      Black or African American; Asian 302 0.0%
      Black or African American; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 50 0.0%
      Black or African American; Some other race 669 0.0%
      American Indian and Alaska Native; Asia 113 0.0%
      American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 15 0.0%
      American Indian and Alaska Native; Some other race 356 0.0%
      Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 181 0.0%
      Asian; Some other race 461 0.0%
      Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 93 0.0%
   Three or more races 1,362 0.1%
Ethnicity
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,616,838 94.5%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 94,425 5.5%
     
1990 Census Count    
Total Population 1,578,385 100.0%
White 1,480,996 93.8%
Black 57,128 3.6%
American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 12,564 0.8%
 American Indian 12,453 0.8%
 Eskimo 74 0.0%
 Aleut 37 0.0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 12,566 0.8%
 Asian 12,011 0.8%
  Chinese 1,981 0.1%
  Filipino 1,442 0.1%
  Japanese 1,696 0.1%
  Asian Indian 1,235 0.1%
  Korean 2,194 0.1%
  Vietnamese 1,245 0.1%
  Cambodian 132 0.0%
  Hmong 135 0.0%
  Laotian 582 0.0%
  Thai 337 0.0%
  Other Asian 1,032 0.1%
 Pacific Islander 555 0.0%
  Polynesian 371 0.0%
   Hawaiian 296 0.0%
   Samoan 75 0.0%
  Micronesian 184 0.0%
   Guamanian 148 0.0%
   Other Micronesian 36 0.0%
Other Race 15,131 1.0%
Not of Hispanic Origin 1,543,292 97.8%
Hispanic Origin 35,093 2.2%
 Mexican 28,790 1.8%
 Puerto Rican 1,066 0.1%
 Cuban 468 0.0%
 Other Hispanic 1,444 0.1%
  Dominican 79 0.0%
  Central American  582 0.0%
   Guatemalan 24 0.0%
   Honduran 92 0.0%
   Nicarguan 55 0.0%
   Panamanian 146 0.0%
   Salvadoran 198 0.0%
   Other Central American 67 0.0%
  South American 783 0.0%
   Colombian 150 0.0%
   Ecuadorian 28 0.0%
   Peruvian 227 0.0%
   Other South American 378 0.0%
Other Hispanic 3,325 0.2%
Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census Web site (www.census.gov), March 15, 2001,
and Census Web site 2011
Last Updated: April 19, 2011
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov