Household Heating by Principal Type of Fuel*
Nebraska - 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2014              
1990 2000 2010 2014
Type of Heating Fuel Number of Households Using Percent Number of Households Using Percent Number of Households Using Percent Number of Households Using Percent
Gas (Utility or Bottled) 489,058 81.6% 523,673 78.7% 520,348 73.1% 514,064 70.3%
Electic 81,650 13.6% 122,259 18.4% 166,617 23.4% 195,278 26.7%
Fuel Oil 14,835 2.5% 8,227 1.2% 5,482 0.8% 3,715 0.5%
Coal/Coke 266 0.0% 81 0.0% 91 0.0% 47 0.0%
Other 13,186 2.2% 10,834 1.6% 17,487 2.5% 16,190 2.2%
Total (Occupied) Households w/ Heat 598,995 99.4% 665,074 99.8% 710,025 99.8% 729,294 99.7%
No Fuel Used 3,368 0.6% 1,110 0.2% 1,746 0.2% 2,053 0.3%
Total (Occupied) Households 602,363 100.0% 666,184 100.0% 711,771 100.0% 731,347 100.0%
Sources: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, Census of Housing, 1990 and May 2002, and 2014 American Community Survey, 2016
*1990 & 2000 numbers are estimated from Census sample surveys. After 2000, the Census Bureau moved to using  the ACS to estimate these types of data.
Last Updated: 4/21/16
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov