Lancaster County is located in southeast Nebraska. The County Seat is Lincoln and the largest city is Lincoln. The Official Web Site is located at http://lancaster.ne.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 301,795 and the 2010 census population was 285,407. The land area is 837.55 square miles and there are 340.8 persons per square mile.
88.8% of the population is White, 3.8% is Black or African American, 6.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 93.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 36.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $148,600, there are 115,237 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,141, the median household income is $51,574, and 15.2% of the persons in Lancaster County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 24,564. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,662,691, and sales per capita were $13,351. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.5%.
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