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  The population of Lancaster county is estimated at 310,548. In 2017 there were 4,036 births and 2,062 deaths in Lancaster county. Lancaster county has 51,325 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 17,984 that are owned free and clear and 44,064 that are renter occupied.


  The gracious residents of Lancaster County filed 143,310 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 16.0% of all Nebraska filings and 0.096% of the entire nation. Lancaster had a combined total federal tax liability of $1,386,858,000 on earned income of $9,199,613,000. Other notable statistics from Lancaster County were 2,340 unemployment claims which collected a total of $8,036,000 and 37,690 charitable contributions valued at $207,634,000. 40,610 filings from Lancaster County paid a combined total of $175,079,000 in property taxes and 33,730 filings paid $199,495,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Lancaster county had 236 religious congregations with an estimated 133,827 members.

37.9% of the Lancaster population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 6.7% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 42% of Lancaster County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This is an increase from the 2012 election by 6,597 votes.

At $59,681 the median income is 99.6% of the Nebraska average. An estimated 4,461 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Lancaster, the equivalant of around 2.6% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 2.8%.


Top 15 Industries in Lancaster County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
23,204Health care and social assistance
17,165Retail trade
13,483Accommodation and food services
12,011Manufacturing
11,053Restaurants and other eating places
10,965Finance and insurance
9,135Professional, scientific, and technical services
7,474Hospitals
7,259Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
7,062Ambulatory health care services
6,798Insurance carriers and related activities
5,797Insurance carriers
5,392Full-service restaurants
4,850Limited-service restaurants
4,706Information


In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.05% in Lancaster County (averaging across 4 zip codes; 68516, 68502, 68506 and 68521).

In 2018 16.66% of listings in Lancaster County (averaging across 5 zip codes; 68521, 68526, 68516, 68502 and 68506) dropped their price.


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