Population, Race and Ethnicity
Mullen is a village in Hooker County, Nebraska, with a population of 391. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 99.20% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.80% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.00% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Mullen include German, Irish, English, Scotch-Irish, and Scottish. Measured by location quotient — comparing the village share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in village are Pennsylvania German, Finnish, and Czech.
The population of Mullen is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 58.9 years, 21.0 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 37.60% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Mullen, 43.30% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 0.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 4.80% by single female householders, and 51.90% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 57.60% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Nebraska and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Mullen, 100% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 95% of the 5 and older population across Nebraska only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of Mullen are more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 55% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Nebraska as a whole, 52.9% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is more common in Mullen than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 14.5% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Nebraska, 10.3% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 18.4% of Mullen residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Mullen, 10.4% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 8.4% of the civilian population in all of Nebraska.
In Mullen, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, but are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among Mullen residents 25 and older, 93.40% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 22.30% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Nebraska, 91.1% of adults have graduated high school, and 31.3 have a bachelor’s degree.
The typical household in Mullen earns $37,328 a year, about $23,000 less than the national median of $60,293 and $21,800 less than the median household income across the state of $59,116.
Serious financial hardship is about as common in Mullen than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 13.40%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 11.6% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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