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Lancaster County, Nebraska; Dawes County, Nebraska; Merrick County, Nebraska; Boyd County, Nebraska; Otoe County, Nebraska; United States

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Lancaster County, Nebraska
Dawes County, Nebraska
Merrick County, Nebraska
Boyd County, Nebraska
Otoe County, Nebraska
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 317,272 8,716 7,733 1,955 15,985 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 317,272 8,716 7,733 1,955 15,985 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 285,407 9,182 7,855 2,099 15,740 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11.2% -5.1% -1.6% -6.9% 1.6% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 285,407 9,182 7,845 2,099 15,740 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
5.0%
5.9%
4.5%
6.6%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.9%
17.6%
22.6%
19.0%
24.0%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
18.5%
20.6%
30.6%
19.5%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
50.1%
49.9%
49.8%
50.4%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
86.9%
88.9%
96.2%
96.9%
95.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.2%
1.8%
0.5%
0.2%
1.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
4.1%
0.9%
1.5%
0.7%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.8%
2.1%
1.0%
0.9%
0.7%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.4%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
2.7%
1.3%
0.5%
1.7%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.2%
5.4%
4.7%
2.3%
8.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
80.8%
85.0%
92.2%
95.1%
88.2%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 15,395 649 621 204 1,251 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 7.7% 1.1% 2.7% 1.5% 4.0% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 133,479 4,256 3,830 1,376 7,217 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 60.0% 64.7% 73.2% 81.3% 72.1% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $167,900 $120,000 $100,800 $67,100 $134,700 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,378 $1,178 $1,054 $925 $1,295 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $533 $509 $436 $378 $502 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $822 $582 $638 $463 $662 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 1,740 10 27 2 33 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 122,646 3,623 3,324 903 6,452 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.42 2.17 2.29 2.23 2.43 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 78.6% 75.3% 87.7% 93.1% 88.2% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 11.2% 2.1% 4.9% 2.1% 6.2% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 92.3% 85.4% 81.6% 77.7% 85.3% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 86.0% 77.8% 71.4% 69.2% 77.3% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 93.5% 95.3% 94.0% 94.6% 91.5% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 38.8% 37.0% 17.4% 18.2% 21.8% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.3% 7.6% 10.5% 9.3% 9.8% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.4%
11.0%
9.5%
14.2%
8.9%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 71.4% 61.8% 66.6% 60.9% 67.7% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 68.4% 57.2% 62.4% 53.1% 64.9% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 598,262 17,358 4,370 645 13,864 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,364,812 44,113 24,333 5,167 66,886 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,963,290 1,490 D D D 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,139,666 10,375 369,169 8,422 239,389 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,322,640 169,884 72,069 14,353 202,505 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,733 $18,563 $9,263 $6,988 $12,860 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 19.1 13.5 19.7 19.1 21.9 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $58,009 $51,748 $54,197 $50,729 $54,828 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $30,929 $26,021 $29,038 $27,951 $29,229 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
12.4%
17.1%
10.7%
13.9%
9.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 8,568 263 237 64 474 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 139,012 2,149 1,698 369 4,829 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 5,897,682 60,189 59,634 11,315 158,080 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.0% -0.3% 2.3% -7.1% -4.0% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 21,797 630 661 209 1,250 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 25,691 962 796 167 1,679 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 13,181 447 520 103 726 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 8,943 225 106 F 552 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,153 58 F F 76 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 22,447 863 757 149 1,537 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,557 86 49 42 167 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 21,671 840 645 109 1,339 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 340.8 6.6 16.2 3.9 25.6 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 837.55 1,396.46 484.88 539.94 615.63 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 31109 31045 31121 31015 31131 00
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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