2020 Census in Nebraska
The 2020 Census is complete. Some results have been released with more to come (see data release timeline).
Download the data listed below or contact us to discuss other data you need from this once-a-decade source for demographic information.
Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census concluded on October 15, 2020. Nebraska responded at the fourth highest rate in the country with 71.9% self-responding and 99.9% enumerated.
The state counts and apportioned seats in the U.S. House of Representatives originally due by Dec. 31, 2020, were released April 26, 2021. Nebraska's population count for April 1, 2020, is 1,961,504. Nebraska maintains its current 3 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Local population counts used in redistricting were released in legacy format on August 12, 2021. Expected to be available on data.census.gov on Sept. 16, 2021.
Detailed data such as sex by age including for various racial and ethnic groups is expected by December 31, 2021.
Redistricting Data Release
- Local Population Counts and Redistricting Data | Press Conference, August 12, 2021 - Held by University Communications and Center for Public Affairs Research, featuring David Drozd
- Local Population Counts and Redistricting Data Presentation Slides
- Access summary files in legacy format. Note: Requires data extraction into Microsoft Access; see the reference guide for information.
Apportionment Data Release
- Nebraska's First Look at 2020 Census Data | Press Conference, April 26, 2021 - Held by University Communications and Center for Public Affairs Research, featuring David Drozd
- Nebraska State Totals and Congressional Apportionment Presentation Slides
- Historical Apportionment Data Map - This interactive tool from the U.S. Census Bureau enables users to view more than 10 decades of apportionment and population data