Douglas County, NE

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2020 Population
565,739
0.914% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.9
0.576% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.7%
10.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$66,600
3.05% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$180,000
6.01% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
294,655
0.632% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Douglas County, NE had a population of 566k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $66,600. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Douglas County, NE grew from 560,617 to 565,739, a 0.914% increase and its median household income grew from $64,629 to $66,600, a 3.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), White (Hispanic) (8.39%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.1%).

None of the households in Douglas County, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Douglas County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Douglas County, NE are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,611 degrees awarded in 2021), Creighton University (2,878 degrees), and Metropolitan Community College Area (1,876 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Douglas County, NE was $180,000, and the homeownership rate was 62.1%.

Most people in Douglas County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, NE was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Douglas County, NE is home to a population of 566k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.96% of Douglas County, NE residents were born outside of the country (56.3k people).

In 2020, there were 6.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (390k people) in Douglas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 47.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2020 Citizenship
93.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.4% of Douglas County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, NE was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    390k ± 377
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    60.8k ± 1.09k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    47.5k ± 1.63k
12.8%
Hispanic Population
72.5k people

In 2020, there were 6.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (390k people) in Douglas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 47.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.8% of the people in Douglas County, NE are hispanic (72.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Douglas County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    50,860 ± 5,463 people
  2. Guatemala
    8,846 ± 2,304 people
  3. India
    6,901 ± 2,036 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 50,860 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,846 and India with 6,901.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.96%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
56.3k people
9.83%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
55.1k people

As of 2020, 9.96% of Douglas County, NE residents (56.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Douglas County, NE was 9.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,989 ± 555
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,291 ± 630
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,733 ± 411

Douglas County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Douglas County, NE employs 295k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,681 people), Retail Trade (31,566 people), and Finance & Insurance (26,858 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,385), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,028), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,684).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,710. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

295k
2020 Value
± 3,812
0.632%
1 Year growth
± 1.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Douglas County, NE grew at a rate of 0.632%, from 293k employees to 295k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (36,658 people), Management Occupations (32,200 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (29,815 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

295k
2020 Value
± 3,812
0.632%
1 Year growth
± 1.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Douglas County, NE grew at a rate of 0.632%, from 293k employees to 295k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,681 people), Retail Trade (31,566 people), and Finance & Insurance (26,858 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Douglas County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,159
Median earning men ± $848
$35,208
Median earning women ± $846

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,907), Public Administration ($65,492), and Wholesale Trade ($57,793).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($50,329), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,648), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,246).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,700
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,881
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,103
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $9.63M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. $7.55M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $4.06M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $26B
  2. $14.9B
  3. $13.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $26B, followed by Live animals/fish ($14.9B) and Cereal grains ($13.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$145B
2020 Value in Nebraska
$286B
Projected 2050 Value in Nebraska
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $145B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $286B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $10.2B
  2. $7.65B
  3. $6.86B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $10.2B, followed by Kansas with $7.65B and Texas and $6.86B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, NE went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.98%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 23, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Douglas County, NE awarded 10,884 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, NE in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 36,180 male students and 54,410 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Douglas County, NE are White (7,673 and 73.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (720 and 6.86%), Two or More Races (597 and 5.69%), and Black or African American (562 and 5.36%).

The largest universities in Douglas County, NE by number of degrees awarded are University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,611 and 33.2%), Creighton University (2,878 and 26.4%), and Metropolitan Community College Area (1,876 and 17.2%).

The most popular majors in Douglas County, NE are Registered Nursing (1,150 and 10.6%), General Business Administration & Management (486 and 4.47%), and General Studies (358 and 3.29%).

The median tuition costs in Douglas County, NE are $14,880 for private four year colleges, and $8,842 and $25,218 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Douglas County, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 90,590 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 90,590 students enrolled in Douglas County, NE, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 58,052 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,028 degree-majors awarded
  2. 358 degree-majors awarded
  3. 241 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Douglas County, NE was Registered Nursing with 1,028 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Douglas County, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,611 degrees awarded
  2. 2,878 degrees awarded
  3. 1,876 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nebraska at Omaha with 3,611 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 3,954 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Douglas County, NE, which is 0.571 times less than the 6,930 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,673 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 720 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,238) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.835% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (379k), Some college (365k), and Bachelors Degree (295k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, NE was $180,000 in 2020, which is 0.783 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $169,800 to $180,000, a 6.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, NE is 62.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Douglas County, NE have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Douglas County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Douglas County, NE is $66,600. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Douglas County, NE was Census Tract 75.14 with a value of $179,621, followed by Census Tract 68.04 and Census Tract 75.09, with respective values of $171,518 and $163,042.

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Douglas County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.372%.

Property

$180,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,082
$137,435
Median Property Taxes
±$2,058

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.1%
Homeownership
2020
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.1% of the housing units in Douglas County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 75.14
  2. Census Tract 68.04
  3. Census Tract 75.09

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, NE was Census Tract 75.14 with a value of $179,621, followed by Census Tract 68.04 and Census Tract 75.09, with respective values of $171,518 and $163,042.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Douglas County, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,600
Median Household Income
± $1,084
221k
Number of Households
± 3,247

In 2020, the median household income of the 221k households in Douglas County, NE grew to $66,600 from the previous year's value of $64,629.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas County, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2020, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.534% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.01%)

In 2020, 79.9% of workers in Douglas County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.72%) and those who worked at home (7.01%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, NE have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.878% of the workforce in Douglas County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Douglas County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Douglas County, NE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Douglas County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.372%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, NE (59.3k out of 553k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Douglas County, NE is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.2% of the children was living in poverty in Douglas County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 486 in Douglas County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.36 per 100,000 population.

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90.6% of the population of Douglas County, NE has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 9.96% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Nebraska was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, NE see 901 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (900 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1009 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 222 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

901 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, NE

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, NE see an average of 901 patients per year. This represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (900 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 23.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.44%
Uninsured
56.8%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
9.96%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, NE grew by 2.44% from 9.22% to 9.44%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 55.8 in Douglas County, NE.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33% in Douglas County, NE.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Douglas County, NE.

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