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Statistic of the Month

Among Nebraska cities and towns, the fastest population growth is in the largest 3 counties: Recently released population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that from the 2010 Census to July 1, 2013, the 12 fastest growing communities (with at least 200 people) are all located in either Douglas, Lancaster, or Sarpy counties. As in the 2000s decade, Gretna has had the most growth so far this decade (+26%). Ralston, Papillion, Bennet, and Roca round out the top 5 fastest growing. Only Juniata and Roseland in Adams County are in the top 15 fastest growing outside of the “Big 3” counties.



The Center for Public Affairs Research is a research and community outreach unit of the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Survey research support is a key component of CPAR's mission.

CPAR is also the lead agency for the Nebraska State Data Center Program. This program is a cooperative program between the U.S. Census Bureau and individual states. This relationship has resulted in CPAR taking an active role in analyzing and disseminating information from the 1990, 2000 and 2010 Censuses.

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 Press Release about New Nebraska Metro Poll

♦ CPAR is pleased to announce the date for our 25th Annual Data Users Conference is TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014!! Mark your calendars. We are planning some special things for our "silver anniversary" conference.

We'll build upon past successes including expanded computer trainings and continue our lunch discussion forums. Results from parts of the new Metro Poll with comparison to the Rural Poll will be released. Poverty data and the new supplemental poverty measure will be a focus area.

So make plans to attend, either in Omaha or via webcast. We are expecting another exciting event full of information you can USE!


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This site last updated 6/17/2014 by Melanie Kiper