2002 Census of Agriculture - Preliminary Data - Nebraska
Abbreviated Historical Highlights:  2002 and Earlier Census Years
     

Not adjusted for coverage

All farms 2002 1997 1997 1992 1987 1982 1978 1974
Farms - number 49,375 54,539 51,454 52,923 60,502 60,243 63,768 67,597
Land in farms - acres 45,899,985 45,853,656 45,525,414 44,393,129 45,305,441 44,961,371 46,113,973 46,172,012
     Average size of farm - acres 930 841 885 839 749 746 723 683
                 
Farms by size:                
   1 to 9 acres 1,653 2,943 2,591 3,698 5,090 4,162 3,832 3,350
   10 to 49 acres 5,668 5,522 4,733 4,302 4,296 4,062 3,592 3,384
   50 to 179 acres 10,182 10,767 9,764 9,408 11,166 11,100 12,042 13,720
   180 to 499 acres 11,325 13,319 12,648 14,003 17,320 19,128 22,010 25,117
   500 to 999 acres 9,057 10,631 10,338 10,966 12,153 11,847 12,369 12,586
   1,000 to 1,999 acres 6,632 6,777 6,717 6,283 6,494 6,036 6,050 5,721
   2,000 acres or more 4,858 4,580 4,663 4,263 3,983 3,908 3,873 3,719
                 
Farms by value of sales 1/:                
   Less than $2,500 9,813 6,937 5,658 3,966 4,694 3,839 3,431 5,459
   $2,500 to $4,999 2,174 3,023 2,394 2,664 3,405 2,963 3,550 4,084
   $5,000 to $9,999 3,074 3,716 3,497 4,021 5,515 4,615 5,985 7,531
   $10,000 to $24,999 5,878 7,064 6,733 8,445 10,923 10,096 13,108  
   $25,000 to $49,999 6,030 7,140 6,962 8,362 10,681 11,517 14,083 43,452 4/
   $50,000 to $99,999 6,617 8,117 8,005 9,274 11,305 12,508 13,243  
   $100,000 to $499,999 12,956 16,006 15,703 14,423 12,700 13,370 9,555 6,589
   $500,000 or more 2,833 2,536 2,502 1,768 1,279 1,301 769 453
                 
Farms by type of organization:                
   Family or individual 42,847 44,985 42,313 44,577 51,749 51,323 54,968 (NA)
   Partnership 3,097 4,736 4,505 4,604 5,212 5,608 6,280 (NA)
   Corporation 3,054 4,396 4,249 3,430 3,209 3,013 2,330 (NA)
   Other-cooperative, estate                
    or trust, institutional, etc 377 422 387 312 332 299 190 (NA)
                 
Total operators 70,798 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
 Total women operators /3 15,952 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
                 
Principal operator by days of work off farm 2/:              
   None 25,185 25,917 25,017 27,573 31,491 30,786 35,246 30,560
   Any 24,190 24,049 22,073 20,920 24,403 21,933 23,660 17,251
     200 days or more 15,743 14,606 13,129 11,927 13,099 10,764 10,531 7,825
                 
Principal operator by primary occupation 3/:              
   Farming 36,118 36,951 35,742 39,123 45,387 47,549 51,036 56,484
   Other 13,257 17,588 15,712 13,800 15,115 12,694 12,732 9,780
                 
Average age of principal operator 3/years 54 53 53 51 49 49 49 50
                 
Number of persons living in household of -              
   Principal operator 135,474 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
   Second operator 17,955 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
   Third operator 4,873 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
                 
Farms by number of households sharing in net income of farm:          
   1 household 36,089 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
   2 households 8,019 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
   3 households 1,883 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
   4 households 793 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
   5 households or more 624 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
1/ Data for 1982 and prior years exclude abnormal farms.
2/ Data for 1997 and prior years do not include imputation for item nonresponse.
3/ Data for 1974 apply only to individual or family operations (sole proprietorships) and partnerships.
4/ Farms with value of sales of $10,000 to $99,999.
Principal Operators by Race: 2002 and 1997
Item 2002 1997 1997 - Not adjusted for coverage
White 49,241 54,332 51,265
Black or African American 7 73 65
American Indian or Alaska Native 84 70 64
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1/ 2 (NA) (NA)
Asian 1/ 14 37 35
More than one race reported 27 (NA) (NA)
Other race (NA) 27 25
1/ In 1997, Asians and Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders were tabulated in one group.

 

Selected Operator Characteristics by Race: 2002
Characteristics

White

Black or African American

American Indian or Alaska Native

  All operators/1 Principal operator All operators/1 Principal operator All operators/1 Principal operator
Operators - number 69,476 49,241 12 7 107 84
             
Sex of operator:            
   Male 54,190 46,246 7 7 82 77
   Female 15,286 2,995 5 - 25 7
             
Primary occupation:            
   Farming 48,024 36,028 1 1 59 52
   Other 21,452 13,213 11 6 48 32
             
Place of residence:            
   On farm operated 52,693 37,467 11 6 60 40
   Not on farm operated 16,783 11,774 1 1 47 44
             
Days worked off farm:            
   None 33,926 25,133 6 1 38 28
   Any 35,550 24,108 6 6 69 56
     1 to 49 days 5,514 3,791 - - 2 1
     50 to 99 days 2,599 1,737 - - 1 1
     100 to 199 days 4,729 2,910 - - 5 2
     200 days or more 22,708 15,670 6 6 61 52
             
Years on present farm:            
   2 years or less 2,175 1,172 - - 4 1
   3 or 4 years 3,994 2,313 1 1 9 4
   5 to 9 years 9,879 6,327 2 2 19 17
   10 years or more 53,428 39,429 9 4 75 62
             
Age group:            
   Under 25 years 1,170 394 - - - -
   25 to 34 years 5,840 3,379 1 1 6 4
   35 to 44 years 14,684 9,670 2 2 18 15
   45 to 54 years 19,232 13,601 1 1 18 9
   55 to 64 years 13,637 10,022 4 2 57 50
   65 to 74 years 9,692 7,737 3 - 7 5
   75 years and over 5,221 4,438 1 1 1 1
             
Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino origin (see text) 420 281 1 1 6 2
             
Race:            
   White 69,476 49,241 (X) (X) (X) (X)
   Black or African American (X) (X) 12 7 (X) (X)
   American Indian or Alaska Native (X) (X) (X) (X) 107 84
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
   Asian (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
   More than one race reported (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
             
Living on an American Indian reservation 439 284 - - 52 46
Characteristics

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Asian

More than one race reported

  All operators 1/ Principal operator All operators 1/ Principal operator All operators 1/ Principal operator
Operators - number 3 2 16 14 44 27
             
Sex of operator:            
   Male 2 2 15 13 37 26
   Female 1 - 1 1 7 1
             
Primary occupation:            
   Farming 2 2 13 13 25 22
   Other 1 - 3 1 19 5
             
Place of residence:            
   On farm operated 2 2 14 14 38 22
   Not on farm operated 1 - 2 - 6 5
             
Days worked off farm:            
   None - - 11 11 13 12
   Any 3 2 5 3 31 15
     1 to 49 days - - - - 1 1
     50 to 99 days 1 1 - - 2 -
     100 to 199 days - - - - 8 3
     200 days or more 2 1 5 3 20 11
             
Years on present farm:            
   2 years or less - - 2 2 2 -
   3 or 4 years 1 1 1 1 7 3
   5 to 9 years 1 - 3 1 10 6
   10 years or more 1 1 10 10 25 18
             
Age group:            
   Under 25 years - - - - 6 -
   25 to 34 years 1 1 3 1 4 2
   35 to 44 years 1 - 1 1 5 4
   45 to 54 years 1 1 3 3 5 3
   55 to 64 years - - 1 1 11 5
   65 to 74 years - - 4 4 10 10
   75 years and over - - 4 4 3 3
             
Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino origin (see text) 1 1 - - 3 2
             
Race:            
   White (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
   Black or African American (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
   American Indian or Alaska Native (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 2 (X) (X) (X) (X)
   Asian (X) (X) 16 14 (X) (X)
   More than one race reported (X) (X) (X) (X) 44 27
             
Living on an American Indian reservation - - - - 1 1
1/ Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
Women Operators - Selected Operator Characteristics: 2002 and 1997
Characteristics All operators Principal operator Principal operator Characteristics All operators Principal operator Principal operator
  2002 1/ 2002 1997   2002 1/ 2002 1997
Operators 2/ - number 15,325 3,004 2,948 Age group:      
           Under 25 years 184 15 58
Sex of operator:          25 to 34 years 1,251 131 135
   Male (X) (X) (X)    35 to 44 years 3,383 412 385
   Female 15,325 3,004 2,948    45 to 54 years 4,349 671 526
           55 to 64 years 3,213 559 (NA)
Primary occupation:          65 to 74 years 1,887 562 (NA)
   Farming 7,751 1,570 1,412    75 years and over 1,058 654 (NA)
   Other 7,574 1,434 1,536        
        Spanish, Hispanic, or    
Place of residence 3/:         Latino origin (see text) 98 14 10
   On farm operated 12,406 1,989 1,679        
   Not on farm operated 2,919 1,015 958 Race:      
           White 15,286 2,995 (NA)
Days worked off farm 3/:          Black or African American 5 - (NA)
   None 6,241 1,611 1,299    American Indian or Alaska Native 25 7 (NA)
   Any 9,084 1,393 1,390    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 - (NA)
     1 to 49 days 1,128 134 (NA)    Asian 1 1 (NA)
     50 to 99 days 662 107 (NA)    More than one race reported 7 1 (NA)
     100 to 199 days 1,537 195 271        
     200 days or more 5,757 957 883 Living on an American    
          Indian reservation 118 19 (NA)
Years on present farm 3/:              
   2 years or less 595 117 172        
   3 or 4 years 1,151 291 188        
   5 to 9 years 2,479 512 375        
   10 years or more 11,100 2,084 1,562        
1/ Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
2/ Data presented here for all women operators is the sum of up to a maximum of three operators that were reported per farm.  Data for the total number of all women operators on farms in 2002 is reported in the Abbreviated Historical Highlights table.
3/ Data for 1997 do not include imputation for item nonresponse and will not sum to the total.
Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino Origin Operators - Selected Operator Characteristics: 2002 and 1997
Characteristics All operators Principal operator Principal operator Characteristics All operators Principal operator Principal operator
  2002 1/ 2002 1997   2002 1/ 2002 1997
Operators - number 431 287 266 Age group:      
           Under 25 years 9 1 8
Sex of operator:          25 to 34 years 36 16 25
   Male 333 273 256    35 to 44 years 72 43 67
   Female 98 14 10    45 to 54 years 113 72 66
           55 to 64 years 72 48 (NA)
 Primary occupation:          65 to 74 years 73 59 (NA)
   Farming 281 219 172    75 years and over 56 48 (NA)
   Other 150 68 94        
        Spanish, Hispanic, or    
Place of residence 2/:         Latino origin (see text) 431 287 266
   On farm operated 345 232 189        
   Not on farm operated 86 55 74 Race:      
           White 420 281 (NA)
Days worked off farm 2/:          Black or African American 1 1 (NA)
   None 213 155 140    American Indian or Alaska Native 6 2 (NA)
   Any 218 132 118    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 1 (NA)
     1 to 49 days 35 21 (NA)    Asian - - (NA)
     50 to 99 days 18 11 (NA)    More than one race reported 3 2 (NA)
     100 to 199 days 20 15 18        
     200 days or more 145 85 71 Living on an American Indian reservation 10 4 (NA)
               
Years on present farm 2/:              
   2 years or less 14 3 15        
   3 or 4 years 36 13 14        
   5 to 9 years 55 31 48        
   10 years or more 326 240 147        
1/ Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
2/ Data for 1997 do not include imputation for item nonresponse and will not sum to the total.
Source: 2002 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Report: Released February 3, 2004, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Last Updated: 2/13/04

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