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Nebraska Public Records Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to records of all government levels. State statutes 84-712 through 84-712.9 define the law, including exemptions which include: personal information of students, medical records, law enforcement investigations, appraisal information on public purchase of land, personal information of a state employee, account information at public utilities and attorney records in litigation. There are 93 counties and 1,182 cities and towns in Nebraska. It was the 37th state admitted to the Union in 1867. Nebraska has about 1.8 millions residents and is the 38th largest in the United States by population. It's largest city, Omaha, has over 400,000 residents. Major industries in Nebraska include financial, agriculture, insurance and manufacturing. Nebraska is the sole state in the United States with a unicameral legislature. It is the only state legislature that is nonpartisan. Search official government websites for Nebraska public records. Access to these sites is presented in an organized, easy to find format. Vital records such as birth and death records may be requested online. Criminal history reports and records are available to the public as well as judicial court case records. General government, resource, public service, and community information is offered on an individual city or county basis. Discover data regarding housing, real estate, and Nebraska property and land valuation information. Find out about employment income in the state and residents education and background history information. Census figures are available as well current demographic information for Nebraska. View crime reports and statistics for the state. Learn about the ethnic background and gender of those who hold privately owned firms in Nebraska. Read current news reports and stories of local interest. Facts and information are updated on an ongoing basis to maintain timely data.

Nebraska Free Public Records Directory

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Nebraska Free Court Records Search

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Nebraska Most Wanted and Warrants

View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

  • Madison County Wanted – Mitchell J Mertz
    Madison County Wanted - Mitchell J Mertz Possess controlled substance
    June 26, 2019
  • Madison County Wanted – Seth Higginbotham
    Seth Higginbotham 1111 W Prospect Ave Norfolk, NE.- Birth Year: 1987 W/M 5’5 150lbs Brown Eyes Black Hair DUS/No Proof insurance/Unlawful Display of plate/FTA
    June 26, 2019
  • Madison County Wanted – David Corralez
    David S Corralez 418 Omaha Ave Norfolk, NE. - Birth Year: 1982 U/M 5’11 205 lbs Green Eyes Brown Hair DUS/FTA
    June 26, 2019
  • Madison County Wanted – Sergio Calderon
    Sergio Calderon 500 S 11st ST Norfolk, NE. - Birth Year: 1989 H/M 6’2 210 lbs Green Eyes Brown Hair Drive During Revocation/FTA
    June 26, 2019
  • Madison County Wanted – 6-26-2019
    Dustin Anderson 8518 E 81st Pl Tulsa, OK - Birth Year: 1977 Abuse of vulnerable adult/Theft Terri Anderon 600 E Loren St Springfield, MO. - Birth Year: 1957 Abuse of vulnerable adult/Theft Kenneth Kabwila 12985 Dellinger Dr Fishers, IN. - Birth Year: 1983 Theft unlawful taking Chance Loughman_Beiermann
    June 26, 2019
  • Madison County Wanted – David Van Vliet
    David Van Vliet 1414 S 3rd St #9 Norfolk, NE - Birth Year: 1958 W/M 6’ 240 lbs Brown Hair Brown Eyes FTA on Burglary/Possession of Burglary Tools/Obstructing a police officer/FTA
    June 13, 2019

Nebraska Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: D'angelo Bravo
    D'angelo Bravo, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/14/2019. Missing From Boys Town, Ne. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Boys Town Police Department (nebraska) 1-402-498-1170.
    July 15, 2019
  • Missing: Isaiah Dorsey
    Isaiah Dorsey, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/08/2019. Missing From Boys Town, Ne. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Boys Town Police Department (nebraska) 1-402-498-1170.
    July 12, 2019
  • Missing: Felipe Mancillas-hernandez
    Felipe Mancillas-hernandez, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/10/2019. Missing From Boys Town, Ne. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Boys Town Police Department (nebraska) 1-402-498-1170.
    July 11, 2019
  • Missing: Eberlin Dominguez
    Eberlin Dominguez, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/05/2019. Missing From Lincoln, Ne. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Lincoln Police Department (nebraska) 1-402-441-6000.
    July 11, 2019
  • Missing: Caitlyn Montez
    Caitlyn Montez, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/03/2019. Missing From Lincoln, Ne. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Lincoln Police Department (nebraska) 1-402-441-6000.
    July 10, 2019
  • Missing: Pedro Pol-tiu
    Pedro Pol-tiu, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/13/2019. Missing From Grand Island, Ne. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Grand Island Police Department (nebraska) 1-308-385-5400.
    July 09, 2019

Nebraska Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Nebraska Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Updated: Missing Person • Shantelle Ming • Omaha, Nebraska • 18 Years Old
    June 25, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Stephen Moon • Omaha, Nebraska • 35 Years Old
    June 25, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Terry Goedderz • Omaha, Nebraska • 23 Years Old
    June 23, 2017
  • Missing Person • Lucinda Valdez • Bellevue, Nebraska • 18 Years Old
    June 18, 2017
  • Missing Person • Ethan Hale • Omaha, Nebraska • 23 Years Old
    June 18, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • David Walther • Kearney, Nebraska • 56 Years Old
    June 17, 2017

Nebraska Latest Crime Records (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    5,275
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    54
  • Rape:
    862
  • Robbery:
    1,043
  • Aggravated Assault:
    3,316
  • Total Property Crime:
    47,479
  • Burglary:
    7,950
  • Larceny Theft:
    35,074
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    4,455

Nebraska American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Nebraska's demographic and housing ACS survey of 1,855,617 being 0.59 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.7% males and 50.3% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Nebraska social characteristics data of 731,347 households, which make up 0.63 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 475,740 families with and without children. There are 511,619 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Nebraska American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 1,442,692 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.58 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,012,293 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Nebraska housing characteristics are collected from 805,256 dwellings making up 0.61 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 731,347 or uninhabited 73,909 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 731,347 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Nebraska Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    1,826,341
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    1,711,265
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    7%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    115,078
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    1,711,263
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    134,717
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    8%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    451,641
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    25%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    13%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    240,630
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • State's white resident population
    1,572,838
  • State's black resident population
    82,885
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    18,427
  • State's Asian resident population
    32,293
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    1,279
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    39,510
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    167,405
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    1,499,753
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    86%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    5%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    9%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    82%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Nebraska
  • Births
    26,934
  • Deaths
    15,263
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    182
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    82%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Nebraska Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    6%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    9%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    90%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    27%
  • Total number of Veterans
    149,955
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Nebraska
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    18 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    791,863
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    69,194
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    10%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    68%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $119,700
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    20%
  • Total number of households
    702,637
  • Average size of households
    2
  • Nebraska Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $24,568
  • Statewide income of median households in Nebraska
    $47,470
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    12%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $64,360
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $36,372
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    983,517
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    45,437
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    5%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    1,245,362
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    62,042
  • People employed by the government
    172,555
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    49,988,090
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    40,139
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    52,152
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    120,019
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    2,685,580
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Nebraska
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    159,667
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    26%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    40,157,999
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    24,019,868
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    26,486,612
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    14,965
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Nebraska territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    5,150
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    725,098
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    45,480,358
  • Size in square miles of land
    76,872
  • Population per square mile
    24
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