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Time Zone: Lancaster County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lincoln is the Seat for Lancaster County. Lincoln is also the capital of Nebraska.

Lancaster County was founded in 1855. Lancaster was created by taking area from Cass and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lancaster had a population of 281,531 people. This is an increase of 12.48% since the last Census (which gave a population of 250,291 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lancaster represented 14.63% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010285,407+14.03%+1.38% since 2009
2009281,531+12.48%+1.27% since 2008
2008277,991+11.07%+1.33% since 2007
2007274,333+9.61% 
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2000250,291The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lancaster County Census Page for Lancaster County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lancaster County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lancaster County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Lincoln   254,001225,58112.6% increase  
Waverly   3,3022,44834.89% increase  
Hickman   1,6871,08455.6% increase  
Bennet   77257035.44% increase  
Firth   69456423.05% increase  

Websites for Lancaster County

Official Website:   www.lincoln.ne.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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