NUMBER OF PERSONS AND FAMILIES WITH INCOMES BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL
Nebraska - Selected Years
  1979 1989 1999
  Persons % Persons   Families % Families Persons % Persons   Families % Families Persons % Persons   Families % Families
  Below Below Total Below Below Below Below Total Below Below Below Below Total Below Below
County Poverty Poverty Families Poverty Poverty Poverty Poverty Families Poverty Poverty Poverty Poverty 1 Families Poverty Poverty
Adams 2,862 9.8% 8,028 521 6.5% 2,782 9.9% 7,846 481 6.1% 2,750 9.3% 8,076 444 5.5%
Antelope 1,986 23.1% 2,385 467 19.6% 1,525 19.4% 2,188 317 14.5% 993 13.6% 2,106 216 10.3%
Arthur 83 16.2% 153 24 15.7% 53 11.5% 142 12 8.5% 61 13.8% 139 11 7.9%
Banner 183 19.9% 296 53 17.9% 186 21.8% 268 50 18.7% 110 13.6% 244 30 12.3%
Blaine 244 28.1% 244 51 20.9% 155 23.0% 187 26 13.9% 113 19.4% 171 32 18.7%
Boone 1,443 19.9% 2,038 341 16.7% 929 14.2% 1,805 182 10.1% 638 10.4% 1,719 142 8.3%
Box Butte 963 7.1% 3,704 191 5.2% 1,515 11.7% 3,504 345 9.8% 1,267 10.7% 3,329 322 9.7%
Boyd 777 23.8% 962 208 21.6% 623 22.5% 788 145 18.4% 360 15.2% 668 86 12.9%
Brown 844 19.5% 1,232 211 17.1% 675 18.8% 1,034 153 14.8% 386 11.1% 1,005 85 8.5%
Buffalo 3,509 10.9% 8,603 565 6.6% 4,868 14.0% 9,052 727 8.0% 4,395 11.2% 10,302 653 6.3%
Burt 1,355 15.7% 2,507 294 11.7% 1,148 15.0% 2,226 262 11.8% 682 8.9% 2,263 150 6.6%
Butler 1,140 12.5% 2,494 257 10.3% 964 11.5% 2,354 217 9.2% 713 8.2% 2,374 114 4.8%
Cass 1,441 7.2% 5,586 334 6.0% 1,622 7.7% 5,949 344 5.8% 1,239 5.2% 6,848 289 4.2%
Cedar 2,198 19.7% 2,865 421 14.7% 1,306 13.2% 2,671 281 10.5% 857 9.1% 2,585 162 6.3%
Chase 789 17.0% 1,310 191 14.6% 604 14.1% 1,248 133 10.7% 382 9.6% 1,167 92 7.9%
Cherry 906 13.6% 1,953 188 9.6% 1,386 22.2% 1,765 286 16.2% 744 12.3% 1,722 166 9.6%
Cheyenne 1,215 12.2% 2,826 242 8.6% 956 10.2% 2,606 215 8.3% 971 10.0% 2,693 220 8.2%
Clay 960 12.1% 2,277 206 9.0% 771 11.1% 2,030 172 8.5% 721 10.4% 2,012 171 8.5%
Colfax 1,323 13.6% 2,664 313 11.7% 947 10.6% 2,430 179 7.4% 1,116 10.8% 2,616 188 7.2%
Cuming 1,530 13.4% 3,065 326 10.6% 961 9.7% 2,722 178 6.5% 894 9.0% 2,769 193 7.0%
Custer 2,090 15.3% 3,933 484 12.3% 1,623 13.5% 3,459 335 9.7% 1,438 12.4% 3,364 306 9.1%
Dakota 1,576 9.6% 4,354 311 7.1% 1,916 11.7% 4,497 436 9.7% 2,264 11.4% 5,136 475 9.2%
Dawes 1,350 15.4% 2,342 221 9.4% 1,844 22.3% 2,208 325 14.7% 1,548 18.9% 2,112 207 9.8%
Dawson 1,895 8.6% 6,242 401 6.4% 2,081 10.6% 5,632 471 8.4% 2,598 10.8% 6,265 539 8.6%
Deuel 267 11.0% 713 58 8.1% 270 12.2% 621 48 7.7% 189 9.1% 605 32 5.3%
Dixon 1,338 19.0% 1,911 304 15.9% 883 14.7% 1,681 189 11.2% 621 10.0% 1,720 129 7.5%
Dodge 3,042 8.8% 9,878 700 7.1% 2,974 8.9% 9,478 598 6.3% 2,988 8.6% 9,761 521 5.3%
Douglas 38,486 9.9% 101,375 7,266 7.2% 43,964 10.8% 107,239 8,700 8.1% 44,553 9.8% 116,039 7,806 6.7%
Dundy 484 17.3% 849 113 13.3% 273 10.8% 702 59 8.4% 303 13.6% 634 70 11.0%
Fillmore 842 11.0% 2,205 199 9.0% 609 8.9% 1,980 124 6.3% 498 7.8% 1,806 86 4.8%
Franklin 680 15.9% 1,281 171 13.3% 510 13.3% 1,151 116 10.1% 460 13.2% 1,022 99 9.7%
Frontier 555 15.5% 1,040 116 11.2% 553 18.2% 875 133 15.2% 360 12.2% 829 77 9.3%
Furnas 1,144 18.3% 1,855 250 13.5% 814 15.3% 1,513 167 11.0% 549 10.6% 1,512 104 6.9%
Gage 2,411 10.4% 6,809 537 7.9% 3,153 14.2% 6,265 616 9.8% 1,914 8.7% 6,223 409 6.6%
Garden 301 11.1% 847 74 8.7% 361 15.1% 716 79 11.0% 329 14.8% 667 72 10.8%
Garfield 413 17.6% 668 80 12.0% 361 17.5% 613 80 13.1% 232 12.6% 536 52 9.7%
Gosper 321 15.4% 621 81 13.0% 159 8.5% 592 40 6.8% 164 7.9% 667 32 4.8%
Grant 132 15.1% 238 31 13.0% 86 11.2% 233 23 9.9% 72 9.7% 231 19 8.2%
Greeley 977 29.1% 864 210 24.3% 441 15.1% 769 95 12.4% 387 14.6% 729 87 11.9%
Hall 3,151 6.8% 12,549 583 4.6% 5,117 10.7% 13,173 1,001 7.6% 6,292 12.0% 14,169 1,309 9.2%
Hamilton 947 10.5% 2,530 201 7.9% 756 8.8% 2,461 145 5.9% 690 7.5% 2,712 159 5.9%
Harlan 776 18.4% 1,251 195 15.6% 520 13.9% 1,147 143 12.5% 374 10.1% 1,038 73 7.0%
Hayes 269 19.8% 418 72 17.2% 214 17.5% 356 42 11.8% 197 18.4% 316 46 14.6%
Hitchcock 619 15.5% 1,180 147 12.5% 585 16.0% 1,003 104 10.4% 454 14.9% 916 100 10.9%
Holt 2,425 18.2% 3,643 554 15.2% 1,885 15.2% 3,439 399 11.6% 1,477 13.0% 3,152 308 9.8%
Hooker 177 18.4% 272 37 13.6% 86 11.3% 229 17 7.4% 52 6.9% 223 11 4.9%
Howard 744 11.1% 1,917 161 8.4% 732 12.3% 1,702 159 9.3% 759 11.7% 1,834 156 8.5%
Jefferson 1,471 15.3% 2,821 321 11.4% 1,016 11.8% 2,527 192 7.6% 733 8.9% 2,383 190 8.0%
Johnson 932 17.9% 1,517 227 15.0% 555 12.1% 1,316 112 8.5% 393 8.9% 1,262 84 6.7%
Kearney 624 9.3% 1,932 142 7.3% 680 10.5% 1,852 123 6.6% 572 8.5% 1,920 106 5.5%
Keith 880 9.5% 2,659 205 7.7% 845 10.0% 2,498 172 6.9% 813 9.3% 2,525 167 6.6%
Keya Paha 214 16.5% 381 54 14.2% 264 25.7% 311 62 19.9% 264 26.9% 295 66 22.4%
Kimball 604 12.6% 1,352 144 10.7% 465 11.5% 1,176 95 8.1% 445 11.1% 1,134 103 9.1%
Knox 2,266 20.2% 3,093 491 15.9% 1,857 20.0% 2,636 386 14.6% 1,426 15.6% 2,590 325 12.5%
Lancaster 15,453 8.6% 47,906 2,570 5.4% 21,340 10.5% 53,360 3,222 6.0% 22,722 9.5% 61,372 3,393 5.5%
Lincoln 2,644 7.3% 9,959 525 5.3% 3,860 12.1% 8,982 876 9.8% 3,305 9.7% 9,438 683 7.2%
Logan 243 25.5% 280 59 21.1% 118 13.4% 241 25 10.4% 81 10.5% 231 15 6.5%
Loup 114 13.3% 250 29 11.6% 111 16.4% 201 26 12.9% 125 17.7% 197 28 14.2%
McPherson 117 19.7% 183 29 15.8% 181 33.2% 160 39 24.4% 86 16.2% 172 24 14.0%
Madison 2,823 9.3% 8,064 543 6.7% 3,198 10.1% 8,446 582 6.9% 3,807 11.2% 8,973 675 7.5%
Merrick 1,015 11.5% 2,470 226 9.1% 885 11.3% 2,220 193 8.7% 713 8.9% 2,310 162 7.0%
Morrill 1,330 22.3% 1,738 307 17.7% 785 14.8% 1,512 158 10.4% 782 14.7% 1,505 151 10.0%
Nance 968 20.8% 1,268 200 15.8% 514 12.5% 1,166 110 9.4% 518 13.1% 1,126 115 10.2%
Nemaha 1,239 15.5% 2,342 252 10.8% 942 12.7% 2,130 187 8.8% 894 12.6% 1,984 164 8.3%
Nuckolls 745 11.3% 1,926 154 8.0% 919 16.2% 1,628 191 11.7% 559 11.2% 1,441 94 6.5%
Otoe 1,657 11.2% 4,269 369 8.6% 1,604 11.6% 3,893 329 8.5% 1,213 8.1% 4,243 252 5.9%
Pawnee 747 19.3% 1,149 174 15.1% 514 15.9% 975 126 12.9% 332 11.0% 865 59 6.8%
Perkins 581 16.2% 1,020 132 12.9% 483 14.6% 956 105 11.0% 428 13.6% 903 86 9.5%
Phelps 932 9.8% 2,747 201 7.3% 829 8.8% 2,739 172 6.3% 838 8.9% 2,690 167 6.2%
Pierce 1,136 13.6% 2,334 258 11.1% 818 10.6% 2,218 163 7.3% 910 11.8% 2,140 188 8.8%
Platte 2,313 8.1% 7,721 480 6.2% 2,583 8.8% 7,982 506 6.3% 2,415 7.7% 8,522 457 5.4%
Polk 869 14.1% 1,761 227 12.9% 456 8.3% 1,602 95 5.9% 317 5.8% 1,562 68 4.4%
Red Willow 1,191 9.6% 3,454 223 6.5% 1,482 12.9% 3,170 291 9.2% 1,079 9.6% 3,190 244 7.6%
Richardson 1,763 16.0% 3,149 373 11.8% 1,248 13.0% 2,741 285 10.4% 941 10.1% 2,567 162 6.3%
Rock 327 13.9% 660 67 10.2% 309 15.4% 573 59 10.3% 375 21.8% 504 89 17.7%
Saline 1,479 12.0% 3,572 312 8.7% 1,288 10.9% 3,312 285 8.6% 1,213 9.4% 3,493 224 6.4%
Sarpy 4,077 4.9% 22,152 920 4.2% 4,523 4.5% 27,775 986 3.5% 5,092 4.2% 33,435 1,024 3.1%
Saunders 1,780 9.6% 5,041 379 7.5% 1,731 9.6% 5,077 360 7.1% 1,291 6.6% 5,445 289 5.3%
Scotts Bluff 4,474 11.8% 10,530 894 8.5% 5,474 15.5% 10,015 1,187 11.9% 5,241 14.5% 10,258 1,127 11.0%
Seward 1,475 10.3% 4,023 315 7.8% 1,309 9.2% 3,993 245 6.1% 1,065 7.0% 4,227 175 4.1%
Sheridan 992 13.5% 2,054 241 11.7% 1,192 18.1% 1,840 245 13.3% 800 13.2% 1,744 191 11.0%
Sherman 831 20.0% 1,155 176 15.2% 705 19.3% 1,010 166 16.4% 418 12.9% 941 75 8.0%
Sioux 249 13.5% 535 59 11.0% 254 16.4% 470 58 12.3% 227 15.4% 431 48 11.1%
Stanton 960 14.8% 1,774 207 11.7% 826 13.5% 1,713 181 10.6% 426 6.8% 1,803 96 5.3%
Thayer 831 11.3% 2,207 197 8.9% 890 13.8% 1,926 183 9.5% 625 10.7% 1,720 131 7.6%
Thomas 101 10.4% 282 32 11.3% 177 20.8% 251 41 16.3% 104 14.3% 214 29 13.6%
Thurston 1,720 24.3% 1,801 361 20.0% 2,107 30.9% 1,682 433 25.7% 1,808 25.6% 1,706 329 19.3%
Valley 971 17.6% 1,583 209 13.2% 677 13.4% 1,492 161 10.8% 584 12.8% 1,306 132 10.1%
Washington 1,185 8.0% 4,199 270 6.4% 906 5.7% 4,527 189 4.2% 1,084 6.0% 5,212 214 4.1%
Wayne 1,449 16.8% 2,483 293 11.8% 1,244 15.2% 2,220 205 9.2% 1,257 14.5% 2,221 164 7.4%
Webster 725 15.3% 1,371 158 11.5% 659 16.1% 1,254 152 12.1% 441 11.2% 1,110 86 7.7%
Wheeler 222 20.9% 300 50 16.7% 135 14.2% 267 23 8.6% 183 20.9% 253 39 15.4%
York 1,444 10.1% 4,059 324 8.0% 912 6.6% 3,887 178 4.6% 1,170 8.5% 3,962 237 6.0%
NEBRASKA 78,934 13.8% 414,503 33,340 8.0% 170,616 11.1% 418,471 33,509 8.0% 161,269 9.7% 446,551 29,977 6.7%
Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population, Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics, 1991, 2000 Census, May 2002.
1 Percent of persons for whom income determined.
Last Updated: 13-Nov-02
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