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At the request of the Nebraska State Unit on Aging, the research team compiled information to gain an understanding of the needs of Nebraskans age 50 and older now and in the future. We solicited information about important concerns they face and the programs and services designed to address them. The research team also analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data for the State of Nebraska from the 2021 Population and Housing Units Estimate Program. Our analyses of the state’s demographic profile indicated that more than one third (34%) of Nebraska’s population in 2021 was age 50 and older, with higher concentrations of individuals age 50 and older in rural counties and higher concentrations of individuals age 49 and younger in urban and suburban counties. The state’s population age 50 and older is predominantly White, non-Latino (88%).

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