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More than a quarter of Nebraska’s residents tuck themselves into Douglas County to call home. Douglas County, the most populous county in the state, sprawls across 331 square miles of land and encompasses an additional 8.6 square miles of water. The county envelops the cities of Bennington, Omaha, Ralston, Elkhorn, and Valley. Villages in the county include Boys Town and Waterloo. The two census-designated places in Douglas County, Nebraska include King Lake and Venice, while the unincorporated communities include Briggs, Debolt, Elk City, Irvington, and Lane. Omaha is the county seat.

Approximately 543,224 people call themselves at home in Douglas County, Nebraska. The average annual household income for residents of Douglas County, Nebraska is about $58,359, which is barely above the state average of $54,996. Homes in the area hold values of around $153,300 in contrast to the state’s average home value of $141,600.

Seven school districts share the responsibility of educating the students in Douglas County, across a total of 173 schools. Districts include Elkhorn Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools, Bennington Public Schools, Westside Community Schools, Douglas County West Community Schools, and Ralston Public Schools.

Douglas County, Nebraska is one of the rare places that receive equal portions, on average, of rain and snow on an annual basis. Douglas County receives approximately 31 inches of rain each year, and a matching 31 inches of snow. All that precipitation is tucked into 75 days where precipitation is measurable. However, there are 213 days each year when the sun shines on Douglas County, bringing high summer temperatures of 86 degrees and winter lows far below freezing at 14 degrees.

Douglas County offers everything desirable for modern mainstream living. The county is rich in art, history, and culture. There are a wide variety of restaurants presenting an array of ethnic menu options. Enjoy shops, golf, movies, bowling, and other forms of recreation and entertainment in Douglas County, Nebraska.

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