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Douglas County, NE&

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1.26% growth
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Median Household Income
11.1% growth
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1.22% growth
Median Property Value
6.16% growth


The economy of Douglas County, NE employs 284,474 people. The economy of Douglas County, NE is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.74; 1.48; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Douglas County, NE are Healthcare & Social Assistance (43,958), Retail trade (31,136), and Educational Services (25,441), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,288), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($52,019), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,262).

Median household income in Douglas County, NE is $58,359. Males in Douglas County, NE have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,642. The income inequality of Douglas County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Douglas County, NE. In Douglas County, NE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,751. Douglas County, NE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nebraska.


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Douglas County, NE is home to a population of 550,064 people, from which 93.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Douglas County, NE is composed of 385,632 White residents (70.1%), 67,267 Hispanic residents (12.2%), 61,640 Black residents (11.2%), 18,363 Asian residents (3.34%), and 12,795 Two+ residents (2.33%). The most common foreign languages in Douglas County, NE are Spanish (45,030 speakers), Other Asian (4,548 speakers), and African Languages (3,027 speakers), but compared to other places, Douglas County, NE has a relative high number of Other Asian (4,548 speakers), Other (577 speakers), and African Languages (3,027 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Douglas County, NE awarded 10,496 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, NE is skewed towards females, with 3,807 male students and 6,689 female students. Most students in Douglas County, NE are White (8,050 and 76.7%), followed by Black or African American (636 and 6.06%), Hispanic or Latino (508 and 4.84%), and Asian (373 and 3.55%). The largest universities in Douglas County, NE by number of graduates are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,311 and 31.5%), Creighton University (2,249 and 21.4%), and Metropolitan Community College Area (1,784 and 17%). The most popular majors in Douglas County, NE are Registered Nursing (825 and 7.86%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (237 and 2.26%), and General Biological Sciences (199 and 1.9%). The median tuition costs in Douglas County, NE are $34,810 for private four year colleges, and $5,420 and $17,132 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, NE is $153,300, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $144,400 to $153,300, a 6.16% increase. The homeownership rate of Douglas County, NE is 61.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Douglas County, NE have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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