Statehood: March 1, 1867 Living in NE Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how Nebraska has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 NO 1800 NO 1810 NO 1820 NO 1830 NO 1840 NO 1850 NO 1860 28,841
1870 122,993 1880 452,402 1890 1,062,656 1900 1,066,300 1910 1,192,214 1920 1,296,372 1930 1,377,963 1940 1,315,834

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If you still have family living in Nebraska today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Bellevue, Fremont, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lincoln or Omaha. Chances are their ancestors came from Germany, Ireland, England, Czechoslovakia or Sweden. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in Nebraska, like Berkshire Hathaway, ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit Sons' or Union Pacific. Some of them may enjoy eating a Runza or Reuben sandwich. They probably root for the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Creighton Bluejays or the Nebraska Cornhuskers. You might find them pitching horseshoes or visiting Chimney Rock.

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