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Population
309,637
1.03% growth
Median Age
33.1
Median Household Income
$58,845
9.4% growth
Poverty Rate
12.6%
Number of Employees
171,117
2.3% growth
Median Property Value
$167,600
2.44% growth

About the photo: Lincoln, NE

Economy

The economy of Lancaster County, NE employs 171,117 people. The economy of Lancaster County, NE is specialized in Educational Services; Finance & Insurance; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 1.41; 1.39; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lancaster County, NE are Healthcare & Social Assistance (22,152), Educational Services (22,105), and Retail trade (19,787), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($106,000), Utilities ($57,738), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,156).

Median household income in Lancaster County, NE is $58,845. Males in Lancaster County, NE have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,726. The income inequality of Lancaster County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 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 Lancaster County, NE. In Lancaster 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 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,508. Douglas County, NE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nebraska.

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Diversity

Lancaster County, NE is home to a population of 309,637 people, from which 95% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lancaster County, NE is composed of 252,982 White residents (81.7%), 21,198 Hispanic residents (6.85%), 12,252 Asian residents (3.96%), 11,518 Black residents (3.72%), and 9,295 Two+ residents (3%). The most common foreign languages in Lancaster County, NE are Spanish (11,892 speakers), Vietnamese (5,086 speakers), and Arabic (2,200 speakers), but compared to other places, Lancaster County, NE has a relative high number of Vietnamese (5,086 speakers), Other Slavic (764 speakers), and Other Indo-European (993 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Lancaster County, NE awarded 9,025 degrees. The student population of Lancaster County, NE is skewed towards females, with 4,158 male students and 4,867 female students. Most students in Lancaster County, NE are White (7,445 and 82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (339 and 3.76%), Black or African American (224 and 2.48%), and Asian (187 and 2.07%). The largest universities in Lancaster County, NE by number of graduates are University of Nebraska-Lincoln (5,364 and 59.4%), Southeast Community College Area (1,653 and 18.3%), and Doane College-Lincoln Grand Island and Master (584 and 6.47%). The most popular majors in Lancaster County, NE are General Business Administration & Management (394 and 4.37%), Registered Nursing (273 and 3.02%), and General Psychology (268 and 2.97%). The median tuition costs in Lancaster County, NE are $30,598 for private four year colleges, and $6,757 and $21,270 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 Lancaster County, NE is $167,600, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $163,600 to $167,600, a 2.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Lancaster County, NE is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lancaster County, NE have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lancaster County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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