Nebraska is in the heart of the United States. There is a lot of grazing land here, but few people. All information about life in America’s “Beef State”.
- The landlocked state of Nebraska is characterized by sparse settlements and wide grasslands.
- Nebraska is a large agricultural producer, the majority of whose population lives from livestock and agriculture.
- The inhabitants of Nebraska are mostly white, Christian and conservative-republican orientated.
According to COUNTRYAAH.COM, Omaha – Nebraska’s largest metropolis with a population of 468, 262 should also become the state capital, according to many passionate advocates. Ultimately was in the foundation, however, the state’s second largest city of Lincoln, named after President Abraham Lincoln, chosen.
Nebraska, which is located almost exactly in the center of the USA and is assigned to the Midwest, emerged from the historical territory “Nebraska Territory” and was officially named the 37th state of the USA on March 1, 1867. The area got its name from the indigenous people. It means “shallow water” and refers to the “Platte River”, a nearly 500 km long Missouri tributary that runs across Nebraska.
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Nebraska’s geography: “In the Middle of Nowhere”
The landlocked country is characterized by a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Not only Nebraska, but also its neighbors and their neighboring states have no connection to the sea. The adjacent states are (starting clockwise from north):
- South Dakota
Nebraska’s geography is shaped by the “Great Plaines”: large, sparsely populated grassy plains and steppe-like prairies. You won’t find any mountains in the flat country: the highest point is the “Panorama Point” at 1, 653 meters and even this had to be marked with a marker to make it easier to find in the expansive plain.
Nebraska’s economic power is its soil
Nebraska has a strong agricultural focus and is one of the leading agricultural producers in the United States. 95 percent of the area is used for agriculture, which earned Nebraska the nickname “Cornhusker State” (grain peeling state). Above all, maize, wheat, millet and soybeans are grown in large quantities. Because of its groundwater reserves and vast expanses of grass, Nebraska is also ideal for raising cattle and is home to numerous ranches. His second nickname “Beef State” was even featured on Nebraska license plates in the 1950s and 1960s.
The population of Nebraska: white, young and Christian
The state’s population (around 1, 934 million) is over 88 percent white and around 4. 5 percent African-American. Native Americans now make up less than one percent of the population. At 74 percent, the majority of the population is Christian. The average age is a relatively young 36. 2 years. For comparison: Germans are on average 44. 5 years old. Nebraska is very sparsely populated and ranks 43rd out of 50 states in terms of population density. Mathematically speaking, one in three “Nebraskans” lives in the cities of Omaha or Lincoln. 89 percent of the other cities have fewer than 3, 000 inhabitants, many even less than 1, 000.
Nebraska and the US Elections: A Republican Stronghold
Especially the rural population of Nebraska is marked conservative and has been in the history chosen almost always Republican. In the 2016 elections, the victory in Nebraska went to the Republicans and thus to Donald Trump, and in 2012, too, the voters in Nebraska would have preferred the Republican Mitt Romney in the White House to Barack Obama. Only in 2008 was there an irregularity in the Republican winning streak, but only because the distribution of electoral votes in Nebraska differs from that in almost all other states. Two electoral votes go to the winner in the nation as a whole and one vote each to the winner in Nebraska’s three congressional districts. In 2008, Obama succeeded in winning one of these districts and thus securing an electoral vote for the Democrats.