The results of the US Census this year would affect the entire country politically. Seats in branches of the government, such as the house and congress, would have to be reapportioned due to changes in populated areas. Nebraska had a population of 1,325,510.
There were fewer people in this state this decade than the last, with a drop of 62,129 people. The total count for the entire state was 1,315,834. Because of the drop in population, Nebraska lost a seat in the House of Representatives and now had only four.
The House of Representatives was changed once again, as twenty states lost representation due to the results of this year's census. Nebraska was among the states that lost representation, by one seat. The population increased, and was a total of 1,377,963, an increase from the last decade's count.
The population for the state in this count, was 1,296,372. That was up by more than 100,000 from the last census which was taken in 1910. The people of Nebraska, especially the plainsmen and mountaineers, kept track of the results of the census as well as they did of the weather. They were happy with results which showed their state growing in population.
Farming was something which many people relied on for their financial means, as well as giving them food for their tables. The immigration of people from other countries at this time was great, especially with immigrants from Poland and Italy. Nebraska grew considerably since the last decade, with a total of 1,192,214 people.
There was a provision being passed which approves the death penalty in cases of death during a hold up. The population of Nebraska in this year's census was 1,066,300.
There was both speculation and excitement as the results for the census were being waited for. Nebraska had grown to more than double what it had been during the previous decade, and was expecting to have an increase in their seats in the House of Representatives. They ended up having their seats doubled. Total population was 1,062,656.
The population in the state was growing very fast, and had more than tripled since the last census had been taken in 1870, with a total of 452,402 people being counted.
An ex-slave, Robert Anderson, had a homestead in Nebraska and ended up becoming very wealthy because of it. This was the year that slavery was declared to no longer be legal in the state of Nebraska. He was one of the first ex-slaves to take up homesteading in the state. The population was 122,993.
This was the first census to be taken in this state. Population was counted at 28,841. The people who lived there had to fight against a severe drought, which destroyed many crops.
This page details Nebraska census information about the Nebraska Decennial Census. The page contains numerous links to data that was collected by the U.S Census Bureau. Most files are in PDF format for ease of download. Information on the page is for the 2000 Census, however there are links toward the bottom of the page for other records as well.
Nebraska census information can be obtained from the Center of Public Affairs Research. The page contains links to various reports, including the most current population counts. The resource also includes links to other reports on the population, including contact information for other departments and centers. Most files are displayed in PDF format, and annual reports are updated as the information is collected.
The Nebraska State Historical Society has links to various genealogical records, including the Nebraska Population Census. The page details the Nebraska census information that is available from each of the years listed. Use the volume numbers to aid in the lookup of the reports, as the topics are not linked to the report page.