Bureau of Business Research


Date of this Version



Business in Nebraska vol. 52 no. 617


Copyright 1997 by Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska.


More People, More Workers

-Nebraska's total population will grow 6.6 percent in the first decade of the study period---1990 to 2000- and 6.5 percent during the second---2000 to 2010. The projected average annual growth rate over the two-decade period will be 0.6 percent per year .

-Nebraska's working-age population, age 16 to 65, will grow faster than total population--just under 10 percent in each of the two decades. Projected average annual growth rate in the working-age population will be 0.9 percent.

-Nebraska's population growth will not be uniform. Many rural counties will continue to experience dwindling populations. Counties with larger populations tend to grow faster than smaller counties.

Total Population Growth

Working-age Population Growth

Other Age Groups


Population Monograph