COUNTY POPULATIONS, 1860 to 1950
Nebraska - Selected Years
  18601 18701 18801 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950
Adams 0 19 10,235 24,303 18,840 20,900 22,621 26,275 24,576 28,855
Antelope 0 0 3,953 10,399 11,344 14,003 15,243 15,206 13,289 11,624
Arthur 0 0 0 91 0 0 1,412 1,344 1,045 803
Banner 0 0 0 2,435 1,114 1,444 1,435 1,676 1,403 1,325
Blaine 0 0 0 1,146 603 1,672 1,778 1,584 1,538 1,203
Boone 0 0 4,170 8,683 11,689 13,145 14,146 14,738 12,127 10,721
Box Butte 0 0 0 5,494 5,572 6,131 8,407 11,861 10,736 12,279
Boyd 0 0 0 695 7,332 8,826 8,243 7,169 6,060 4,911
Brown 0 0 0 4,359 3,470 6,083 6,749 5,772 5,962 5,164
Buffalo 114 193 7,531 22,162 20,254 21,907 23,787 24,338 23,655 25,134
Burt 388 2,847 6,937 11,069 13,040 12,726 12,559 13,062 12,546 11,536
Butler 27 1,290 9,194 15,454 15,703 15,403 14,606 14,410 13,106 11,432
Cass 3,369 8,151 16,683 24,080 21,330 19,786 18,029 17,684 16,992 16,361
Cedar 246 1,032 2,899 7,028 12,467 15,191 16,225 16,427 15,126 13,843
Chase 0 0 70 4,807 2,559 3,613 4,939 5,484 5,310 5,176
Cherry 0 0 0 6,428 6,541 10,414 11,753 10,898 9,637 8,397
Cheyenne 0 190 1,558 5,693 5,570 4,551 8,405 10,187 9,505 12,081
Clay 165 54 11,294 16,310 15,735 15,729 14,486 13,571 10,445 8,700
Colfax 0 1,424 6,588 10,453 11,211 11,610 11,624 11,434 10,627 10,010
Cuming 67 2,964 5,569 12,265 14,584 13,782 13,769 14,327 13,562 12,994
Custer 0 0 2,211 21,677 19,758 25,668 26,407 26,189 22,591 19,170
Dakota 819 2,040 3,213 5,386 6,286 6,564 7,694 9,505 9,836 10,401
Dawes 0 0 0 9,722 6,215 8,254 10,160 11,493 10,128 9,708
Dawson 16 103 2,909 10,129 12,214 15,961 16,004 17,875 17,890 19,393
Deuel 0 0 0 2,893 2,630 1,786 3,282 3,992 3,580 3,330
Dixon 247 1,345 4,177 8,084 10,535 11,477 11,815 11,586 10,413 9,129
Dodge 309 4,212 11,263 19,260 22,298 22,145 23,197 25,273 23,799 26,265
Douglas 4,328 19,982 37,645 158,008 140,590 168,546 204,524 232,982 247,562 281,020
Dundy 0 0 37 4,012 2,434 4,098 4,869 5,610 5,122 4,354
Fillmore 0 238 10,204 16,022 15,087 14,674 13,671 12,971 11,417 9,610
Franklin 0 26 5,465 7,693 9,455 10,303 10,067 9,094 7,740 7,096
Frontier 0 0 934 8,497 8,781 8,572 8,540 8,114 6,417 5,282
Furnas 0 0 6,407 9,840 12,373 12,083 11,657 12,140 10,098 9,385
Gage 421 3,359 13,164 36,344 30,051 30,325 29,721 30,242 29,588 28,052
Garden 0 0 0 0 0 3,538 4,572 5,099 4,680 4,114
Garfield 0 0 0 1,659 2,127 3,417 3,496 3,207 3,444 2,912
Gosper 0 0 1,673 4,816 5,301 4,933 4,669 4,287 3,687 2,734
Grant 0 484 0 458 763 1,097 1,486 1,427 1,327 1,057
Greeley 0 0 1,461 4,869 5,691 8,047 8,685 8,442 6,845 5,575
Hall 116 1,057 8,572 16,513 17,206 20,361 23,720 27,117 27,523 32,186
Hamilton 0 130 8,267 14,096 13,330 13,459 13,237 12,159 9,982 8,778
Harlan 0 0 6,086 8,158 9,370 9,578 9,220 8,951 7,130 7,189
Hayes 0 0 119 3,953 2,708 3,011 3,327 3,603 2,958 2,404
Hitchcock 0 0 1,012 5,799 4,409 5,415 6,045 7,269 6,404 5,867
Holt 0 0 3,287 13,672 12,224 15,545 17,151 16,509 16,552 14,859
Hooker 0 0 0 426 432 981 1,378 1,180 1,253 1,061
Howard 0 0 4,391 9,430 10,343 10,783 10,739 10,020 8,422 7,226
Jefferson 0 2,440 8,096 14,850 15,196 16,852 16,140 16,409 15,532 13,623
Johnson 528 3,429 7,595 10,333 11,197 10,187 8,940 9,157 8,662 7,251
Kearney 474 58 4,072 9,061 9,866 9,106 8,583 8,094 6,854 6,409
Keith 0 0 194 2,556 1,951 3,692 5,294 6,721 8,333 7,449
Keya Paha 0 0 0 3,920 3,076 3,452 3,594 3,203 3,235 2,160
Kimball 0 0 0 959 758 1,942 4,498 4,675 3,913 4,283
Knox 152 261 3,666 8,582 14,343 18,358 18,894 19,110 16,478 14,820
Lancaster 153 7,074 28,090 76,395 64,835 73,793 85,902 100,324 100,585 119,742
Lincoln 0 17 3,632 10,441 11,416 15,684 23,420 25,627 25,425 27,380
Logan 0 0 0 1,378 960 1,521 1,596 2,014 1,742 1,357
Loup 0 0 0 1,662 1,305 2,188 1,946 1,818 1,777 1,348
McPherson 0 0 0 401 517 2,470 1,692 1,358 1,175 825
Madison 0 1,133 5,589 13,669 16,976 19,101 22,511 26,037 24,269 24,338
Merrick 109 557 5,341 8,758 9,255 10,379 10,763 10,619 9,354 8,812
Morrill 0 0 0 0 0 4,584 9,151 9,950 9,436 8,263
Nance 0 44 1,212 5,773 8,222 8,926 8,712 8,718 7,653 6,512
Nemaha 3,139 7,593 10,451 12,930 14,952 13,095 12,547 12,356 12,781 10,973
Nuckolls 22 8 4,235 11,417 12,414 13,019 13,236 12,629 10,446 9,609
Otoe 4,211 12,345 15,727 25,403 22,288 19,323 19,494 19,901 18,994 17,056
Pawnee 882 4,171 6,920 10,340 11,770 10,582 9,578 9,423 8,514 6,744
Perkins 0 0 0 4,364 1,702 2,570 3,967 5,834 5,197 4,809
Phelps 0 0 2,447 9,869 10,772 10,451 9,900 9,261 8,452 9,048
Pierce 0 152 1,202 4,864 8,445 10,122 10,681 11,080 10,211 9,405
Platte 782 1,899 9,511 15,437 17,747 19,006 19,464 21,181 20,191 19,910
Polk 19 136 6,846 10,817 10,542 10,521 10,714 10,092 8,748 8,044
Red Willow 0 0 3,044 8,837 9,604 11,056 11,434 13,859 11,951 12,977
Richardson 2,835 9,780 15,031 17,574 19,614 17,448 18,968 19,826 19,178 16,886
Rock 0 0 0 3,083 2,809 3,627 3,703 3,366 3,977 3,026
Saline 39 3,106 14,491 20,097 18,252 17,866 16,514 16,356 15,010 14,046
Sarpy 1,201 2,913 4,481 6,875 9,080 9,274 9,370 10,402 10,835 15,693
Saunders 0 4,547 15,810 21,577 22,085 21,179 20,589 20,167 17,892 16,923
Scotts Bluff 0 0 0 1,888 2,552 8,355 20,710 28,644 33,917 33,939
Seward 0 2,953 11,147 16,140 15,690 15,895 15,867 15,938 14,167 13,155
Sheridan 0 0 0 8,687 6,033 7,328 9,625 10,793 9,869 9,539
Sherman 0 0 2,061 6,399 6,550 8,278 8,877 9,122 7,764 6,421
Sioux 0 0 699 2,452 2,055 5,599 4,528 4,667 4,001 3,124
Stanton 0 636 1,813 4,619 6,959 7,542 7,756 7,809 6,887 6,387
Thayer 0 0 6,113 12,738 14,325 14,775 13,976 13,684 12,262 10,563
Thomas 0 0 0 517 628 1,191 1,773 1,510 1,553 1,206
Thurston 0 31 109 3,176 6,517 8,704 9,589 10,462 10,243 8,590
Valley 0 0 2,324 7,092 7,339 9,480 9,823 9,533 8,163 7,252
Washington 1,249 4,452 8,631 11,869 13,086 12,738 12,180 12,095 11,578 11,511
Wayne 0 182 813 6,169 9,862 10,397 9,725 10,566 9,880 10,129
Webster 0 16 7,104 11,210 11,619 12,008 10,922 10,210 8,071 7,395
Wheeler 0 0 644 1,683 1,362 2,292 2,531 2,335 2,170 1,526
York 0 604 11,170 17,279 18,205 18,721 17,146 17,239 14,874 14,346
 
Nebraska 28,841 122,993 452,402 1,058,910 1,066,300 1,192,214 1,296,372 1,377,963 1,315,834 1,325,510
1 The state total is more than the sum of the counties because several areas never had a legal existence and were dropped or reorganized in subsequent years.
Sources: Nebraska State Data Center, Center for Public Affairs Research, University of Nebraska at Omaha; and U.S. Bureau of the Census, "1990 Census of Population and Housing, Nebraska" and similar publications for preceding years.
Last Updated: 18-Apr-02
by Nebraska Databook
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