Cherry County, NE Demographics

The total population of Cherry County is estimated to be 5,473 with 2,815 males (51.43%) and 2,658 females (48.57%). There are 157 less females than males in Cherry County.
The median household income in Cherry County was $62,389 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 422(0.67%) from $62,811 in 2020. This income is 83.62% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Cherry County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $77,353. Overall, the median household income for the county of Cherry County stands at $62,389.
In Cherry County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $35,457 for males and $27,167 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $48,623 for males and $36,569 for females.
In Cherry County, there are just two different racial groups among households. Among these, White households report a median household income of $63,437, while American Indian and Alaska Native households have a median household income of $33,643.
In 2022, the population of Cherry County was 5,464, a 0.31% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Cherry County's population was 5,447, a decline of 0.13% compared to a population of 5,454 in 2020.
The median age in Cherry County, NE is 41.8, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.89% were under the age of 15, 17.13% aged 15 to 29, 42.42% aged 30 to 64, 15.86% aged 65 to 84, and 4.70% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Cherry County population: 87.03% are White, 0.20% are Black or African American, 2.71% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.93% are Asian, 0.71% are some other race and 7.43% are multiracial.