Lancaster County, Nebraska

county in Nebraska, United States

Lancaster County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 285,407,[1] making it the second-most populous county in Nebraska. Its county seat is Lincoln,[2] the state capital. The county was created in 1859.

Lancaster County
Lancaster County Courthouse in Lincoln
Lancaster County Courthouse in Lincoln
Map of Nebraska highlighting Lancaster County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°47′N 96°41′W / 40.78°N 96.69°W / 40.78; -96.69
Country United States
State Nebraska
Largest cityLincoln
 • Total846 sq mi (2,190 km2)
 • Land838 sq mi (2,170 km2)
 • Water8.8 sq mi (23 km2)  1.0%%
 • Total285,407
 • Density341/sq mi (132/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

Lancaster County is part of the Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.