Nebraska: Profile

Government 
Governor:Pete Ricketts (R)
Treasurer:Don Stenberg (R)
Senators:Ben Sasse (R)
Deb Fischer (R)
Entered Union:March 1, 1867
U.S. Representatives:3
Area 
Total Area200,330 km2 / 77,348 mi2
Land Area198,974 km2 / 76,824 mi2
Water Area1,356 km2 / 524 mi2
Water Area Percentage0.68 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -6
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -5
Weather 
Record High Temperature118°F / 48°C , Minden (July 24, 1936)
Record Low Temperature-47°F / -44°C , Camp Clarke (February 12, 1899)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$112 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$52,724 (2014)
Population 
Population1,842,641 (2011)
Under 19 Population512,472 / 28.1% (2010)
65 and older Population246,677 / 13.5% (2010)
Male Population906,296 / 49.6% (2010)
Female Population920,045 / 50.4% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 148,297 (2007)
Net International Immigration 3,069 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)15 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)12.9% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Omaha 421,570
Lincoln 265,404
Bellevue 52,604
Employment 
Employment 1,004,300 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$766 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)3.6% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$5,439 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$5,508 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$781 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$47,557 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$24 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$15,789 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,262 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)90.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)29.5% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)9.3% (2014)
Largest Universities  
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Creighton University
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)93,797 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)27% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 83 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
EARKearney RegionalKearney
GRICentral Nebraska RegionalGrand Island
LBFNorth Platte Regional Airport Lee Bird FieldNorth Platte
LNKLincolnLincoln
OMAEppley AirfieldOmaha
Ports 
Omaha

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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