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Nebraska Census Estimates

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:28 pm

http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/census-nebraska-s-population-growing-at-faster-rate-than-iowa/article_eae9d220-8acc-11e4-af5c-1f656a48c6fa.html

Nebraska has added more than 12,500 new residents and Iowa nearly 15,000 new residents in the past year, according to new population estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Nebraska’s population grew to 1,881,503 as of July 1, 2014, according to the estimates. That made it the 22nd fastest-growing state in the country, said David Drozd, research coordinator for the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

“A 22nd-best growth rate is really good for Nebraska,” Drozd said in a news release, noting that Nebraska is growing at a faster rate than Iowa.
Iowa’s population is 3,107,126, according to the latest Census numbers.

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Re: Nebraska Census Estimates

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:32 pm

Great to see continued growth. I bet the majority of it is still in the urban centers of Lincoln and Omaha though, but still great to see.

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Re: Nebraska Census Estimates

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:37 pm

Really need to keep it up so we don't end up losing a seat in Congress, which we are getting kind of close to.

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Re: Nebraska Census Estimates

Postby nativeomahan » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:03 pm

Both states still suffer from more out-migration (people leaving) than in-migration (people moving into the state) most years, though we are now holding our own in Nebraska (not so Iowa, however). The natural growth rate has now decreased to approximately .07% per year, which would be about 11-12,000 for Nebraska and nearly twice that for Iowa.
I'm sure that close to if not more than 100% of Nebraska's population increase is in Metro Omaha and Metro Lincoln. The rest of the state hasn't had much population growth since the Great Depression 80 years ago.
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Re: Nebraska Census Estimates

Postby RNcyanide » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:09 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Really need to keep it up so we don't end up losing a seat in Congress, which we are getting kind of close to.


Wikipedia mentioned that we'll probably lose the third district in the 2020 census.
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Re: Nebraska Census Estimates

Postby nativeomahan » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:27 pm

Overall, the U.S. is experiencing the slowest annual growth rate (.075%) since the Great Depression. The birth rate is the lowest in recorded history, thanks in part to the after effects of the Great Recession.
Immigration from south of the border is slacking off big time, in part because the birth rate in Mexico is also the lowest in recorded history.

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Re: Nebraska Census Estimates

Postby Garrett » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:56 pm

The article mentioned that if we continue to grow at this rate we'll be able to retain all 3 seats, and Iowa will keep its 4. 22nd best growth is pretty good. And if it continues to accelerate like it has been gradually, we should be fine.
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