Lancaster County, Nebraska Population 2020

Lancaster County, Nebraska's estimated population is 323,862 with a growth rate of 1.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lancaster County, Nebraska is the 2nd largest county in Nebraska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020323,8623,2951.03%
2019320,5673,2951.04%
2018317,2723,2951.05%
2017313,9773,5371.14%
2016310,4404,3041.41%
2015306,1363,4921.15%
2014302,6445,5241.86%
2013297,1203,6901.26%
2012293,4303,5461.22%
2011289,8843,7241.30%
2010286,16072,51933.94%
1990213,64120,75710.76%
1980192,88424,91214.83%
1970167,97212,7008.18%
1960155,27235,53029.67%
1950119,74219,15719.05%
1940100,5852610.26%
1930100,32414,42216.79%
192085,90212,10916.41%
191073,7938,95813.82%
190064,835-11,560-15.13%
189076,39548,305171.97%
188028,09021,016297.09%
18707,0746,9214523.53%
18601530.00%

Lancaster County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White267,93886.41%
Asian13,2174.26%
Black or African American12,4994.03%
Two or More Races10,4643.37%
Some Other Race3,9891.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7720.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2150.07%

Lancaster County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2020

Lancaster County, Nebraska Median Age

33.3


Total

32.5


Male

34.3


Female

Lancaster County, Nebraska Adults

There are 238,834 adults, (40,421 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Lancaster County, Nebraska Age Dependency

56.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

154,395

49.79%

Male

155,699

50.21%

Lancaster County, Nebraska Households and Families

Lancaster County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lancaster County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All60%40%
Male47.9%52.1%
Female41.2%58.8%
Non Family40.8%59.2%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All122,6462.4260
Married56,1423.1382.1
Non Family49,6641.3840.8
Female11,8163.1841.2
Male5,0243.0647.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lancaster County, Nebraska Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,2672.75%
9th to 12th Grade7,2283.77%
High School Graduate42,01921.92%
Some College41,37821.58%
Associates Degree21,47311.20%
Bachelors Degree47,39724.72%
Graduate Degree26,94214.05%

Lancaster County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White164,028157,45466,294
Hispanic9,8446,9582,043
Asian7,7116,0593,475
Black6,5075,7101,502
Multiple Races3,1862,757945
Other Race1,9991,146252
Native American1,013800174
Islander17314144

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,608$45,112$33,383
Less Than High School$24,044$28,775$18,287
High School Grad$30,253$35,121$24,320
Some College$35,646$42,747$30,001
Bachelors Degree$46,034$55,323$39,840
Graduate Degree$58,213$67,054$53,247

$39,608

Average Earnings

$45,112

Average Male

$33,383

Average Female

Lancaster County, Nebraska Language

Lancaster County, Nebraska Language by Age

Lancaster County, Nebraska Language

88.79% of Lancaster County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 11.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.18% of the population.

Lancaster County, Nebraska Poverty

Lancaster County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White243,53426,12910.73%
Hispanic20,0754,99524.88%
Black11,1173,44631.00%
Multiple9,9062,44324.66%
Asian12,5401,99715.93%
Other3,7491,48939.72%
Native1,51535223.23%
Islander21014267.62%

13.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.05%

Male Poverty Rate

14.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Nebraska is Islander, with 67.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Nebraska is White, with 10.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.30%
High School11.33%
Some College8.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.71%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.87%
Male Unemployed39.75%
Female Employed10.81%
Male Employed7.79%

Lancaster County, Nebraska Income

Lancaster County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,009$76,506
Families$78,063$95,448
Married Families$92,664$109,633
Non Families$35,649$45,700

Lancaster County, Nebraska Marital Status

Lancaster County, Nebraska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

Lancaster County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lancaster County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Lancaster County, Nebraska Veterans

15,395

Number of Veterans

14,149

Male Veterans

1,246

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,340
Second Gulf War3,206
First Gulf War3,168
Korea1,507
World War II885
Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,253
35 to 543,752
75+3,592
55 to 642,241
18 to 341,557
Name Veterans % of Total
White14,5226.90%
Black4304.84%
Hispanic3292.53%
2 or More2184.88%
Asian1281.23%
Other622.30%
Indian352.74%

$Lancaster County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

6.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster County, Nebraska Employment Status

71.6%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster County, Nebraska Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.63%

Born in Nebraska

92.25%

Native Born

7.75%

Foreign Born

4.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.25% of Lancaster County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 66.63% having been born in Nebraska. 4.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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