COUNTY POPULATIONS, 1960 to 2017 1
Nebraska - Census Counts, 1960 to 2010 Plus 2011 to 2017 Census Estimates          
  Census Counts Census Estimates
  1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Adams 28,944 30,553 30,656 29,625 31,151 31,364 31,206 31,369 31,547 31,387 31,549 31,657 31,678
Antelope 10,176 9,047 8,675 7,965 7,452 6,685 6,620 6,550 6,471 6,422 6,419 6,356 6,362
Arthur 680 606 513 462 444 460 468 479 454 452 452 470 457
Banner 1,269 1,034 918 852 819 690 656 685 679 669 715 724 742
Blaine 1,016 847 867 675 583 478 475 498 470 490 477 469 482
Boone 9,134 8,190 7,391 6,667 6,259 5,505 5,408 5,430 5,399 5,361 5,317 5,358 5,352
Box Butte 11,688 10,094 13,696 13,130 12,158 11,308 11,295 11,265 11,297 11,300 11,327 11,192 10,886
Boyd 4,513 3,752 3,331 2,835 2,438 2,099 2,078 2,060 2,016 2,021 2,002 1,980 1,977
Brown 4,436 4,021 4,377 3,657 3,525 3,145 3,098 3,052 2,959 2,974 2,982 2,984 3,014
Buffalo 26,236 31,222 34,797 37,447 42,259 46,102 46,843 47,668 48,050 48,261 48,743 49,382 49,732
Burt 10,192 9,247 8,813 7,868 7,791 6,858 6,780 6,679 6,568 6,544 6,535 6,547 6,535
Butler 10,312 9,461 9,330 8,601 8,767 8,395 8,254 8,251 8,230 8,178 8,057 8,005 8,053
Cass 17,821 18,076 20,297 21,318 24,334 25,241 25,235 25,124 25,293 25,393 25,398 25,594 25,889
Cedar 13,368 12,192 11,375 10,131 9,615 8,852 8,750 8,697 8,624 8,542 8,514 8,595 8,530
Chase 4,317 4,129 4,758 4,381 4,068 3,966 3,986 4,020 3,978 3,993 3,987 3,954 3,971
Cherry 8,218 6,846 6,758 6,307 6,148 5,713 5,730 5,731 5,754 5,740 5,817 5,829 5,818
Cheyenne 14,828 10,778 10,057 9,494 9,830 9,998 9,988 10,073 10,066 10,115 10,138 10,066 9,676
Clay 8,717 8,266 8,106 7,123 7,039 6,542 6,454 6,385 6,359 6,314 6,291 6,149 6,205
Colfax 9,595 9,498 9,890 9,139 10,441 10,515 10,578 10,568 10,461 10,666 10,707 10,659 10,585
Cuming 12,435 12,034 11,664 10,117 10,203 9,139 9,121 9,089 9,013 9,032 9,109 9,001 9,042
Custer 16,517 14,092 13,877 12,270 11,793 10,939 10,906 10,847 10,832 10,777 10,835 10,837 10,897
Dakota 12,168 13,137 16,573 16,742 20,253 21,006 20,823 20,744 20,802 20,611 20,644 20,401 20,186
Dawes 9,536 9,761 9,609 9,021 9,060 9,182 9,201 9,133 9,065 9,026 8,965 8,912 8,890
Dawson 19,405 19,771 22,304 19,940 24,365 24,326 24,243 24,022 24,073 24,048 23,971 23,823 23,709
Deuel 3,125 2,717 2,462 2,237 2,098 1,941 1,960 1,961 1,923 1,928 1,911 1,868 1,883
Dixon 8,106 7,453 7,137 6,143 6,339 6,000 5,995 5,887 5,807 5,755 5,765 5,744 5,754
Dodge 32,471 34,782 35,847 34,500 36,160 36,691 36,929 36,592 36,508 36,591 36,505 36,567 36,707
Douglas 343,490 389,455 397,038 416,444 463,585 517,110 524,458 531,298 537,527 543,570 549,919 555,894 561,620
Dundy 3,570 2,926 2,861 2,582 2,292 2,008 1,976 1,981 1,958 1,867 1,774 1,815 1,801
Fillmore 9,425 8,137 7,920 7,103 6,634 5,890 5,826 5,715 5,636 5,604 5,554 5,640 5,582
Franklin 5,449 4,566 4,377 3,938 3,574 3,225 3,204 3,182 3,065 3,049 2,979 3,012 2,990
Frontier 4,311 3,982 3,647 3,101 3,099 2,756 2,714 2,719 2,716 2,722 2,631 2,650 2,631
Furnas 7,711 6,897 6,486 5,553 5,324 4,959 4,917 4,884 4,832 4,855 4,832 4,771 4,780
Gage 26,818 25,731 24,456 22,794 22,993 22,311 21,906 21,653 21,726 21,533 21,690 21,609 21,601
Garden 3,472 2,929 2,802 2,460 2,292 2,057 2,062 1,983 1,923 1,909 1,916 1,911 1,906
Garfield 2,699 2,411 2,363 2,141 1,902 2,049 2,011 1,995 2,023 2,000 2,015 2,001 2,016
Gosper 2,489 2,178 2,140 1,928 2,143 2,044 1,991 2,080 2,017 2,004 2,025 2,023 2,028
Grant 1,009 1,019 877 769 747 614 634 625 633 626 646 664 649
Greeley 4,595 4,000 3,462 3,006 2,714 2,538 2,535 2,464 2,483 2,483 2,434 2,405 2,374
Hall 35,757 42,851 47,690 48,925 53,534 58,607 59,549 60,187 60,613 61,202 61,300 61,530 61,519
Hamilton 8,714 8,867 9,301 8,862 9,403 9,124 9,076 9,040 9,123 9,103 9,142 9,170 9,207
Harlan 5,081 4,357 4,292 3,810 3,786 3,423 3,441 3,418 3,502 3,482 3,454 3,462 3,443
Hayes 1,919 1,530 1,356 1,222 1,068 967 952 919 945 910 914 891 893
Hitchcock 4,829 4,051 4,079 3,750 3,111 2,908 2,861 2,878 2,855 2,882 2,886 2,844 2,834
Holt 13,722 12,933 13,552 12,599 11,551 10,435 10,442 10,376 10,384 10,367 10,279 10,235 10,202
Hooker 1,130 939 990 793 783 736 743 718 731 722 714 691 674
Howard 6,541 6,807 6,773 6,057 6,567 6,274 6,295 6,298 6,337 6,352 6,382 6,419 6,437
Jefferson 11,620 10,436 9,817 8,759 8,333 7,547 7,550 7,533 7,511 7,300 7,212 7,178 7,178
Johnson 6,281 5,743 5,285 4,673 4,488 5,217 5,216 5,185 5,163 5,220 5,224 5,208 5,185
Kearney 6,580 6,707 7,053 6,629 6,882 6,489 6,546 6,508 6,486 6,590 6,559 6,569 6,530
Keith 7,958 8,487 9,364 8,584 8,875 8,368 8,239 8,222 8,159 8,174 8,136 8,106 8,072
Keya Paha 1,672 1,340 1,301 1,029 983 824 820 798 791 796 798 795 793
Kimball 7,975 6,009 4,882 4,108 4,089 3,821 3,807 3,803 3,695 3,725 3,715 3,684 3,619
Knox 13,300 11,723 11,457 9,534 9,374 8,701 8,574 8,573 8,556 8,476 8,473 8,501 8,472
Lancaster 155,272 167,972 192,884 213,641 250,291 285,407 290,043 293,667 297,528 302,852 306,500 310,548 314,358
Lincoln 28,491 29,538 36,455 32,508 34,632 36,288 36,035 35,983 35,950 35,641 35,499 35,474 35,280
Logan 1,108 991 983 878 774 763 779 785 777 767 791 797 768
Loup 1,097 854 859 683 712 632 616 605 587 596 606 616 609
McPherson 735 623 593 546 533 539 552 510 529 511 490 505 499
Madison 25,145 27,402 31,382 32,655 35,226 34,876 35,014 35,103 35,178 35,079 34,975 34,935 35,144
Merrick 8,363 8,751 8,945 8,049 8,204 7,845 7,755 7,840 7,826 7,785 7,802 7,849 7,882
Morrill 7,057 5,813 6,085 5,423 5,440 5,042 4,985 4,935 4,926 4,924 4,935 4,892 4,836
Nance 5,635 5,142 4,740 4,275 4,038 3,735 3,731 3,673 3,559 3,528 3,575 3,577 3,607
Nemaha 9,099 8,976 8,367 7,980 7,576 7,248 7,237 7,150 7,149 7,126 6,999 6,981 6,949
Nuckolls 8,217 7,404 6,726 5,786 5,057 4,500 4,447 4,430 4,384 4,347 4,316 4,268 4,275
Otoe 16,503 15,576 15,183 14,252 15,396 15,740 15,745 15,697 15,700 15,793 15,872 15,984 16,027
Pawnee 5,356 4,473 3,937 3,317 3,087 2,773 2,791 2,791 2,750 2,726 2,690 2,711 2,641
Perkins 4,189 3,423 3,637 3,367 3,200 2,970 2,947 2,932 2,893 2,879 2,938 2,906 2,903
Phelps 9,800 9,553 9,769 9,715 9,747 9,188 9,143 9,213 9,182 9,167 9,222 9,184 9,060
Pierce 8,722 8,493 8,481 7,827 7,857 7,266 7,192 7,187 7,180 7,206 7,195 7,156 7,138
Platte 23,992 26,508 28,852 29,820 31,662 32,237 32,522 32,693 32,630 32,759 32,864 32,946 33,175
Polk 7,210 6,468 6,320 5,668 5,639 5,406 5,340 5,269 5,247 5,268 5,174 5,202 5,328
Red Willow 12,940 12,191 12,615 11,705 11,448 11,055 11,048 11,044 11,056 10,898 10,884 10,783 10,728
Richardson 13,903 12,277 11,315 9,937 9,531 8,363 8,341 8,283 8,132 8,108 8,020 7,998 7,969
Rock 2,554 2,231 2,383 2,019 1,756 1,526 1,480 1,426 1,441 1,449 1,417 1,412 1,436
Saline 12,542 12,809 13,131 12,715 13,843 14,200 14,336 14,435 14,332 14,310 14,249 14,295 14,441
Sarpy 31,281 63,696 86,015 102,583 122,595 158,840 162,595 165,720 169,095 171,889 175,190 178,328 181,439
Saunders 17,270 17,018 18,716 18,285 19,830 20,780 20,842 20,799 20,880 20,869 20,963 20,995 21,057
Scotts Bluff 33,809 36,432 38,344 36,025 36,951 36,970 36,958 36,911 36,855 36,468 36,305 36,553 36,363
Seward 13,581 14,460 15,789 15,450 16,496 16,750 16,703 16,897 16,994 17,006 16,981 17,085 17,161
Sheridan 9,049 7,285 7,544 6,750 6,198 5,469 5,360 5,329 5,209 5,253 5,215 5,239 5,289
Sherman 5,382 4,725 4,226 3,718 3,318 3,152 3,101 3,078 3,061 3,034 3,036 3,025 3,086
Sioux 2,575 2,034 1,845 1,549 1,475 1,311 1,319 1,323 1,330 1,321 1,276 1,262 1,203
Stanton 5,783 5,758 6,549 6,244 6,455 6,129 6,175 6,090 6,088 6,096 5,943 5,987 5,988
Thayer 9,118 7,779 7,582 6,635 6,055 5,228 5,168 5,144 5,179 5,213 5,130 5,099 5,045
Thomas 1,078 954 973 851 729 647 698 701 705 701 693 722 725
Thurston 7,237 6,942 7,186 6,936 7,171 6,940 6,904 6,926 6,875 6,963 7,073 7,140 7,223
Valley 6,590 5,783 5,633 5,169 4,647 4,260 4,228 4,216 4,182 4,207 4,152 4,181 4,209
Washington 12,103 13,310 15,508 16,607 18,780 20,234 20,274 20,305 20,213 20,289 20,277 20,568 20,721
Wayne 9,959 10,400 9,858 9,364 9,851 9,595 9,453 9,506 9,445 9,424 9,403 9,453 9,318
Webster 6,224 5,396 4,858 4,279 4,061 3,812 3,757 3,734 3,643 3,645 3,591 3,582 3,524
Wheeler 1,297 1,051 1,060 948 886 818 815 797 778 786 778 803 818
York 13,724 13,685 14,798 14,428 14,598 13,665 13,787 13,841 13,858 13,924 13,810 13,761 13,806
Nebraska 1,411,330 1,485,333 1,569,825 1,578,417 1,711,263 1,826,341 1,841,641 1,854,862 1,867,414 1,880,920 1,893,564 1,907,603 1,920,076
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) 2019
1 1960 to 2010 numbers are Census counts; 2011-17 numbers are estimates  
Last Updated: 13-Mar-19  
by Nebraska Databook  
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov