Lancaster County NE Information

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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, 2014 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 # 18 82nd
Median Household Income # 20 80th
Per Capita Income # 21 78th

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Lancaster County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 296,741
Population in Households 282,775
Population in Familes 212,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,966
Population Density1 354
Diversity Index2 35
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 118,235
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 70,684
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 125,848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69,340 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,895 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,613 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $176,859
Average Home Value $210,321
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,203
Average Household Income $65,330
Per Capita Income $26,513
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.92% 1.06%
Households 0.99% 1.11%
Families 0.84% 1.02%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   3.4%
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.

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