2020 Census in Nebraska
The 2020 Census has finished collecting responses
Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census concluded on October 15, 2020.
The 2020 Census data
Local counts for cities, counties, and other geographies including individual blocks used in redistricting to even out population size by jurisdiction originally due by April 1, 2021, are expected for release by September 30, 2021. Detailed data such as sex by age including for various racial and ethnic groups is expected by December 31, 2021. We will post information here as it becomes available.
- Census Bureau Announces Quality Assessments for 2020 Census - Each decade, the Census Bureau conducts extensive evaluations of the census and releases a variety of data quality metrics.
- Census Bureau Releases Quality Indicators on 2020 Census - The U.S. Census Bureau released information about the quality of the 2020 Census from two methods: (1) analyses that compare the first census results to other ways of measuring the population, and (2) metrics that provide insight into the census operations.
- 2020 Census Newsroom - Search our database of local media coverage of the 2020 Census and data releases.
Apportionment Data Release
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.
- 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
- 2020 Census Apportionment Counts Press Kit - From the U.S. Census Bureau.
- 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.