Lancaster County NE Information


Lancaster County Subdivisions

Lancaster County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 299,990
Population in Households 285,981
Population in Familes 215,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,009
Population Density1 358
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 119,576
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 71,451
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69,503 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 50,073 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,688 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $182,649
Average Home Value $219,431


Median Household Income $50,741
Average Household Income $67,441
Per Capita Income $27,361
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.08%
Households 1.02% 1.14%
Families 0.89% 1.06%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lancaster County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 3 98th
Diversity Index2 # 17 83rd
Median Household Income # 28 71st
Per Capita Income # 25 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.