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Douglas County, Nebraska (NE)

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County population in 2014: 543,244 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 463,585 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 96,813
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 30,586
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 115,199
Renter-occupied apartments: 75,012 (it was 66,995 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

33%

Land area: 331 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 1641 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Douglas County: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.7%), Educational, health and social services (23.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

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Races in Douglas County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (71.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 267,009  (49.2%)
Females: 276,235  (50.8%)

Douglas County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Douglas County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,728 ($43,209 in 1999)

This county:

$51728
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $652 (lower quartile is $514, upper quartile is $827)
This county:

$652
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $144,600 (it was $99,600 in 2000)
Douglas:

$144,600
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,100 - $212,400
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,339
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $533

Institutionalized population: 5,413

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 25
  • Assaults: 96
  • Burglaries: 330
  • Thefts: 755
  • Auto thefts: 90

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 158
  • Burglaries: 299
  • Thefts: 857
  • Auto thefts: 121
Douglas County, NE map from a distance

Health of residents in Douglas County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
74.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
68.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
73.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.
30.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 2805 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2005: 3034 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2006: 2020 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2007: 1996 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2008: 1606 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2009: 1603 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2010: 1250 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2011: 1218 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2012: 1375 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2013: 1654 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2014: 1415 buildings, average cost: $157,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,043 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,851 (2.1%)

Douglas County household income distribution in 2009 Douglas County home values distribution Douglas County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.1% for American Indian residents, 17.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.5% for other race residents, 23.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
Douglas County:

15.4%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.8% for American Indian residents, 17.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.7% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Area name: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Douglas County is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $662 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $884 a month.

Cities in this county include: Omaha, Ralston, Elkhorn, Valley, Bennington, Boys Town, Waterloo, King Lake, Venice.

Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Douglas County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.207 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 25.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 33,759
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 27,418 (31% naturalized citizens)

Douglas County:

5.9%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10,826
  • 1990 to 1994: 5,218
  • 1985 to 1989: 3,493
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,146
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,545
  • 1970 to 1974: 951
  • 1970 to 1974: 468
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,771

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.2%

Douglas County marital status for males Douglas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 126,352
  • One, attached: 6,253
  • Two: 4,397
  • 3 or 4: 5,291
  • 5 to 9: 10,767
  • 10 to 19: 15,783
  • 20 or more: 20,784
  • Mobile homes: 2,999
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 46

Housing units in Douglas County with a mortgage: 78,379 (10,512 second mortgage, 10,038 home equity loan, 403 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27,758

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Douglas County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic123,96250
Evangelical Protestant64,801176
Mainline Protestant52,10597
Other20,61355
Black Protestant12,66439
Orthodox8355
None242,130-
Douglas County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 78
Douglas County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
Douglas County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 392
This county:

7.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Douglas County:

7.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

26.7%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Douglas County:

Average size of farms: 262 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $98,441
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $287.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $86,278
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 80.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.89%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,578
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.78
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.07%
Corn for grain: 36520 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 121 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 32242 harvested acres
Vegetables: 142 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

Douglas County-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.4 miles away from Douglas County center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 265.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.6 miles away from Douglas County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 304.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1924): July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 8, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1878): February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Straight-line winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1779): July 18, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1779, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1770): June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3245): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1517): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1517, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 9, 2003 to July 14, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1480): July 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1480, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • NebraskaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 6, 1999 to August 9, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1286): August 20, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1286, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 24, 1997 to October 26, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1190): November 1, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • NebraskaFlooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 23, 1993 to August 5, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-998): July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-998, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (42%)
  • India (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Douglas County (%):

  • German (26%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Czech (3%)

Douglas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 195,032 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 24,793 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,601 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 30 (0%)
  • Railroad: 28 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 26 (0%)
  • Taxi: 177 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 122 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 281 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,878 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,302 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,517 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Douglas County, Nebraska in 2000:

  • 3,141 people in nursing homes
  • 2,807 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,017 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 930 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 828 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 633 people in state prisons
  • 339 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 295 people in religious group quarters
  • 266 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 245 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 232 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 204 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 181 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 167 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 125 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 95 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 69 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 69 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in halfway houses
  • 3 people in military ships

People in group quarters in Douglas County, Nebraska in 2010:

  • 4,656 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,197 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,316 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,053 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 697 people in state prisons
  • 551 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 300 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 274 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 273 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 219 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 201 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 199 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 157 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 50 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 25 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 20 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,848.

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,630 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($215 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.03%
Nebraska average:

0.03%

2.80% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($16,227 average AGI)
3.12% relocated from other states ($26,188 average AGI)
Douglas County:

3.12%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sarpy County, NE  1.47% ($35,257 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.39% ($35,818)
from Pottawattamie County, IA  0.35% ($32,474)
from Washington County, NE  0.12% ($35,352)
from Dodge County, NE  0.12% ($35,457)
from Cass County, NE  0.08% ($33,141)
from Cook County, IL  0.08% ($49,701)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.05%
Nebraska average:

0.05%

2.42% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($16,785 average AGI)
3.22% relocated to other states ($31,918 average AGI)
Douglas County:

3.22%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sarpy County, NE  1.51% ($39,420 average AGI)
to Pottawattamie County, IA  0.30% ($36,992)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.26% ($30,764)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($65,143)
to Washington County, NE  0.10% ($59,626)
to Dodge County, NE  0.08% ($32,699)
to Cass County, NE  0.08% ($48,039)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.3

Births per 1000 population in Douglas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Douglas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Douglas County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 61,907 (51,652 aged, 10,255 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 10,225 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Douglas County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4396)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3908)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2985)
  • Unspecified dementia (1965)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1787)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1640)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1625)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (1587)
  • Congestive heart failure (1557)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1127)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16738.02
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 444.090
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37982.46

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1714.420
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 730.290
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.96

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61.74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100.840

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.02

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 60.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.3
  • Other - 15.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 103.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 48.5
  • Suffocation - 29.0
  • Poisoning - 19.8
  • Other - 5.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 504,922
  • In family households: 407,605 (85,940 male householders, 39,674 female householders)
    90,729 spouses, 153,460 children (143,997 natural, 4,113 adopted, 5,350 stepchildren), 8,662 grandchildren, 5,571 brothers or sisters, 3,043 parents, 6,357 other relatives, 12,208 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 97,317 (36,549 male householders (27,519 living alone)), 40,248 female householders (33,373 living alone)), 20,520 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 12,188 (5,413 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 51,362 2-persons, 28,288 3-persons, 24,909 4-persons, 12,628 5-persons, 4,986 6-persons, 3,441 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 60,892 1-person, 12,824 2-persons, 2,093 3-persons, 677 4-persons, 200 5-persons, 64 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

82,169 married couples with children.
30,153 single-parent households (5,081 men, 25,072 women).

90.5% of residents of Douglas County speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,818,339,000 ($5846 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $228,031,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,093,392,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $495,479,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,127,000
Federal grants: $634,695,000
Federal procurement contracts: $208,732,000 ($45,624,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $372,913,000 ($88,621,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $17,356,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $392,192,000
Federal Government insurance: $225,533,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 41,320
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 19,130
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8,691
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7,056
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Douglas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 67.70 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 5,363
  • 2000 to 2004: 29,073
  • 1990 to 1999: 26,163
  • 1980 to 1989: 22,237
  • 1970 to 1979: 33,591
  • 1960 to 1969: 29,268
  • 1950 to 1959: 24,950
  • 1940 to 1949: 11,769
  • 1939 or earlier: 41,850
Rooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 84
  • 2 rooms: 550
  • 3 rooms: 2,131
  • 4 rooms: 6,897
  • 5 rooms: 19,786
  • 6 rooms: 23,546
  • 7 rooms: 23,151
  • 8 rooms: 18,692
  • 9+ rooms: 20,362
  • 1 room: 3,685
  • 2 rooms: 7,662
  • 3 rooms: 16,314
  • 4 rooms: 16,293
  • 5 rooms: 11,628
  • 6 rooms: 5,955
  • 7 rooms: 2,939
  • 8 rooms: 1,401
  • 9+ rooms: 1,118
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 282
  • 1 bedroom: 2,871
  • 2 bedrooms: 20,061
  • 3 bedrooms: 57,973
  • 4 bedrooms: 27,876
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,136
  • no bedroom: 4,646
  • 1 bedroom: 26,351
  • 2 bedrooms: 23,433
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,023
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,937
  • 5+ bedrooms: 605
Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,700
  • 1 vehicle: 30,545
  • 2 vehicles: 55,281
  • 3 vehicles: 18,015
  • 4 vehicles: 4,836
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,822
  • no vehicle: 11,265
  • 1 vehicle: 35,358
  • 2 vehicles: 16,656
  • 3 vehicles: 2,892
  • 4 vehicles: 476
  • 5+ vehicles: 348

54% of Douglas County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in Nebraska.

Douglas County:

53.9%
State average:

55.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 279538
  • Northeast: 10944
  • Midwest: 89746
  • South: 28946
  • West: 24021

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Douglas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (90.7%)
  • Electricity (7.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (73.7%)
  • Electricity (23.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11,299
Here:

20.3%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,884
Here:

18.0%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,996
Here:

26.4%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Douglas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,781,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,966,000
    General - Other: $1,612,000
    Corrections - Other: $996,000
    Police Protection: $716,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $53,858,000
    Hospitals: $36,559,000
    Correctional Institutions: $30,588,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,881,000
    Health - Other: $17,153,000
    Police Protection: $16,223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,678,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,285,000
    Financial Administration: $10,750,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,472,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,037,000
    Regular Highways: $5,995,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,112,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,649,000
    Libraries: $1,471,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,401,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $2,417,000
    General - Other: $461,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,104,000
    Police Protection: $153,000
    Health - Other: $13,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,966,000

Douglas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $29,133,000
    Hospital Public: $25,027,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,703,000
    Regular Highways: $611,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,669,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,657,000
    Public Welfare: $161,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $14,426,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,046,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,144,000
    Sale of Property: $372,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $18,599,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,663,000
    Highways: $10,314,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,241,000
    All Other: $1,485,000
  • Tax - Property: $91,148,000
    Death and Gift: $6,228,000
    Other License: $3,029,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,722,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,794,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $614,000

Douglas County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,010,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,945,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $26,035,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,535,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,435,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $500,000

Douglas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $716,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,422,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,455,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 7,555
  • Number of aged recipients: 541
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 7,014
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,253
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,171
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,131
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,827
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,411
Douglas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Douglas County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 146 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,555$132,9923,270$155,74214,693$160,4601,131$53,05985$680,2001,024$107,42216$60,813
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED147$129,075176$155,0451,068$149,608171$35,7661$126,00057$121,82511$35,636
APPLICATIONS DENIED297$124,192297$107,8893,245$139,639894$24,72812$201,167245$87,13947$33,468
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN208$133,010242$157,6162,416$154,399164$65,0004$619,75083$109,5541$21,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS33$116,21236$201,056550$139,62486$58,3950$021$109,3332$28,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 127 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED518$167,417610$164,0133$102,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED90$176,122170$176,0763$78,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED60$162,33382$163,4273$105,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$184,15837$161,9191$116,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$150,66715$147,3336$126,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Douglas County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3,09879.5 years
John2,94774.4 years
William2,23674.1 years
Robert1,98969.5 years
James1,82471.2 years
Helen1,58380.6 years
Charles1,44474.1 years
Joseph1,42274.7 years
George1,31276.1 years
Frank1,29877.1 years
Most common last names in Douglas County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,16676.4 years
Smith90574.3 years
Anderson66077.1 years
Miller64775.4 years
Brown59272.8 years
Williams52672.0 years
Jones50372.5 years
Nelson48677.2 years
Jensen37777.4 years
Davis37673.4 years
Businesses in Douglas County, NE
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness3LensCrafters3
ALDI4Little Caesars Pizza8
AT&T4Long John Silver's5
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lowe's3
Abercrombie Kids1Marriott4
Ace Hardware7Marshalls2
Advance Auto Parts8MasterBrand Cabinets21
Aeropostale2Maurices3
American Eagle Outfitters3Mazda2
Ann Taylor4McDonald's21
Apple Store1Men's Wearhouse4
Applebee's5Menards2
Arby's16Motel 62
Audi1Motherhood Maternity4
AutoZone5New Balance10
Avenue1New York & Co2
BMW1Nike43
Banana Republic2Nissan1
Barnes & Noble2Office Depot3
Bath & Body Works5OfficeMax4
Bed Bath & Beyond2Old Country Buffet1
Best Western3Old Navy2
Blockbuster6Olive Garden2
Budget Car Rental5Outback2
Buffalo Wild Wings3Outback Steakhouse2
Burger King27Pac Sun2
CVS2Panda Express2
Cache1Panera Bread6
CarMax1Papa John's Pizza6
Caribou Coffee2Payless9
Carson Pirie Scott2Penske6
Casual Male XL2PetSmart4
Catherines2Pier 1 Imports2
Charlotte Russe2Pizza Hut11
Chevrolet3Plato's Closet1
Chico's2Popeyes5
Chipotle4Pottery Barn1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pottery Barn Kids1
Cold Stone Creamery4Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Coldwater Creek1Quality2
Comfort Inn4Quiznos2
Comfort Suites1RadioShack8
Costco1Ramada1
Cricket Wireless27Red Lobster2
Curves7Red Robin2
DHL7Ruby Tuesday2
Dairy Queen12Rue211
Deb2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Decora Cabinetry1SAS Shoes1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In8
Domino's Pizza2Sam's Club1
DressBarn2Sears5
Dressbarn2Sephora1
Econo Lodge3Sheraton1
Eddie Bauer2Shoe Carnival1
Express2Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear4Soma Intimates1
Fashion Bug2Spencer Gifts2
FedEx80Sprint Nextel8
Finish Line4Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care8Starbucks19
Foot Locker1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Ford2Subaru1
Forever 211Subway40
GNC6Super 83
GameStop7T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap3T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1Taco Bell16
Gymboree2Talbots1
H&R Block19Target6
Hardee's2The Cheesecake Factory1
Haworth1The Limited1
Hilton9The Room Place2
Hobby Lobby3Torrid1
Holiday Inn8Toyota1
Hollister Co.2Toys"R"Us4
Home Depot3Trader Joe's1
Honda2Travelodge1
Hot Topic2True Value1
IHOP2U-Haul21
J. Jill1U.S. Cellular8
J.Crew1UPS102
JCPenney2Urban Outfitters1
JoS. A. Bank1Vans3
Jones New York11Verizon Wireless8
Journeys2Victoria's Secret3
Justice3Village Inn9
KFC7Volkswagen1
Kmart3Walgreens24
Kohl's3Walmart5
Kroger21Wendy's8
La Quinta2Wet Seal2
La-Z-Boy1Whole Foods Market1
Lane Bryant2YMCA8
Lane Furniture1Z Gallerie1

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  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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