Lancaster County NE Information

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Lancaster County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lancaster County NE Housing Affordability Index is 129
State of Nebraska Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Lancaster County NE Wealth Index is 90
State of Nebraska Wealth Index is 87
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 323,229
Population in Households 308,052
Population in Familes 231,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,177
Population Density 386
Diversity Index1 40
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,351
Average Household Income $80,263
Per Capita Income $31,852
Wealth Index3 90

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 135,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80,522 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,067 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,685 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $192,715
Housing Affordability Index2 129
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 127,589
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 75,788
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.35% 1.23%
Households 1.29% 1.23%
Families 1.15% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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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, 2019 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 Density # 3 98th
Diversity Index # 18 82nd
Median Household Income # 11 89th
Per Capita Income # 10 90th

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