This report shows annual birth and death figures for Nebraska and its counties. Demographic patterns and trends, including components of population change, are illustrated. Births to Nebraska residents have outnumbered deaths for decades, a leading factor in Nebraska’s population growth. In Nebraska, this “natural change” tends to dwarf the other primary component of population change, net migration, so details and factors relating to births and fertility rates are important areas to study. As such, this report focuses on showing changes in the number of births and other birth trends since they have such a profound effect on Nebraska’s population and impact important policy decisions such as building or consolidating schools. Looking at historic and current statistics, the future population structure and associated needs can be viewed with more clarity. Noteworthy aspects of the tables and figures in this report follow below:
Drozd, David, "Nebraska Births Report" (2008). Publications since 2000. 86.