Lincoln, NE: What you need to know

Go Huskers! Lincoln is home to the University of Nebraska, and the city ranks among the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. The Midwestern community appeals to young professionals thanks to city leaders paying attention to details such as trendy shopping, nightlife, downtown housing options, multiple trails and recreational opportunities. Lincoln has the most parkland per capita in the United States, and festivals and attractions give residents plenty to do. Residents also have access to good public schools, top healthcare and highly rated restaurants.

Lincoln, NE City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 269,726
Median Age 32
Median Household Income $49,840
Median Home Price $147,100
Walkscore 40

Lincoln, NE Rankings

Lincoln , NE Real Estate

The best of urban living in a rural state helps make Lincoln a modern city with a prairie sensibility

Do you feel comfortable in grand historic homes? Lakeside subdivisions? Sleek modern lofts? Then you’ll feel right at home in Lincoln.

Lincoln , NE Health and Health Care

Lincoln, NE Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 50%
  Female 50%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 392
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Median Population

Median Age 32.2%
Age 18 Over 77.4%
Age 21 Over 70.8%
Age 62 Over 14.7%
Age 65 Over 11.7%


  Ethnicity White 86.2%
  Ethnicity Black 4.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.4%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.7%
  Ethnicity Other 1.4%


  Median Household Income $49,840
  Median Home Price $147,100
  Homes Owned 43.3%
  Homes Rent 56.7%
  Median Property Rent $729


  English Only 88.1%
  English Other 11.9%

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Commute Types

  Walked 2.9%
  Worked at Home 3.1%
  Public Transportation 1.4%
  Other Means 2.3%
  Drove Alone 81.3%
  Carpooled 9.1%

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