York County’s Under-18 Population Growth Rate Ninth Highest in State Over 10 Years | Latest news

YORK – York County’s under-18 population growth rate was the ninth highest in the state between 2010 and 2020, according to census statistics broken down by David Drozd of the Center for Research on Public Affairs of the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

In 2010, York County had 3,058 youth aged 18 and under. In 2020, the figure rose to 3,241, an increase of 183 and a jump of 6%.

The 6% growth rate for this age group was the ninth highest growth percentage among Nebraska’s 93 counties. The counties with the highest growth rate percentages (youth) were as follows (highest to eighth): Grant, Sarpy, Lancaster, Douglas, Saline, Buffalo, Kearney and Hall.

Another interesting aspect of this population growth in York County is the increase in the number of children of color, which shows that York County is diversifying. In 2010, the number of children of color aged 18 and under in York County was 369. In 2020, that number was 506, according to the US Census Bureau. That’s an increase of 137 or a jump of 37.1%.

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Seward and Hamilton counties also saw an increase in their population aged 18 and under.

In 2010, Seward County had 3,962 children under the age of 18. In 2020, that figure was 4,193, an increase of 5.8%. When it comes to children of color, Seward’s under-18 ethnic population grew by 72.9%, from 258 in 2010 to 446 in 2020.

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