Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. The state is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River, Kansas to the south, Colorado to the southwest and Wyoming to the west. It is the only triply landlocked U.S. state. Nebraska's area is just over 77,220 sq mi (200,000 km2) with almost 1.9 million people. Its state capital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)1,907,116
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)1,826,334
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)4.40
Population, Census, April 1, 20101,826,341
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20107.20
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201025.10
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201013.50
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201050.40
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201086.10
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20104.50
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20101.00
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20101.80
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 20100.10
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20102.20
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)9.20
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201082.10
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015132,918
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20156.60
Housing units, April 1, 2010796,793
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201566.20
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015133,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,270
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015471
Median gross rent, 2011-2015726
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-2015736,613
Persons per household, 2011-2015247.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201583.70
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-201510.80
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201590.70
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201529.30
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20157.30
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent9.50
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201569.90
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201565.20
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)3,094,498
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)12,869,418
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)57,499,177
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)42,618,995
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)30,470,717
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)16,422
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201518
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201552,997
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201527,882
Persons in poverty, percent12.60
All firms, 2012164,089
Men-owned firms, 201283,696
Women-owned firms, 201251,936
Minority-owned firms, 201214,571
Nonminority-owned firms, 201214,571
Veteran-owned firms, 201216,693
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012137,254
Population per square mile, 201024
Land area in square miles, 201076,824