The United States Census Bureau reports the state population grew to 1,920,076, up .65% from 1,907,603.
The United States’ population reached 325,719,178 during that period, up from 323,405,935, a 71%.
Idaho grew faster than any other state with 2% growth. Illinois had the largest population loss.
Gov. Pete Ricketts celebrated the news, pointing out Nebraska grew faster than most neighboring states including: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Wyoming.
“More people than ever now know and love Nebraska and are calling the Good Life home,” Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “This growth is recognition that Nebraska is the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family. My administration works every day to cultivate a pro-growth environment for the hardworking people who are creating opportunities across the state. We continue to work with Nebraskans on growth-oriented priorities including: tax reform, reducing the size and scope of state government, and cutting red tape, among many other initiatives.”