What you need to know about Lincoln, NE

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.

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 College Towns  2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2015
Things to Do in Lincoln, NE
Things to do and see in the capitol of the Cornhusker State
Lincoln's Cuisine Runs the Gamut and Spans the Globe
If you're the kind of person who orders chicken fingers at every restaurant, Lincoln's culinary opportunities might be lost on you.
Wherever You Feel At Home, You'll Find It in Lincoln
Do you feel comfortable in grand historic homes? Lakeside subdivisions? Sleek modern lofts? Then you’ll feel right at home in Lincoln.

Population

265,811
Up by 6.75%
Historic Haymarket in Downtown Lincoln, NE
Why Lincoln, NE Is a Best Place To Live 2015
The best of urban living in a rural state helps make Lincoln a modern city with a prairie sensibility
Lincoln Nebraska Skyline
Things to Do in Lincoln, NE
Things to do and see in the capitol of the Cornhusker State

Nearby Cities

 Empyrean Brewing Co. in Lincoln, NE
Lincoln's Cuisine Runs the Gamut and Spans the Globe
If you're the kind of person who orders chicken fingers at every restaurant, Lincoln's culinary opportunities might be lost on you.

Housing

Homes Owned 56.77%
56.77% Complete
Homes Rented 43.23%
43.23% Complete

Real Estate

In Lincoln, Nebraska


Ready to move to Lincoln? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Lincoln.
Downtown Lofts
Wherever You Feel At Home, You'll Find It in Lincoln
Do you feel comfortable in grand historic homes? Lakeside subdivisions? Sleek modern lofts? Then you’ll feel right at home in Lincoln.

Median Home Price

$144,900
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Lincoln, Nebraska


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Lincoln rates.

Median Household Income

$49,794
Lower than the national average

Business

In Lincoln, Nebraska


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Lincoln.

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old

Health

In Lincoln, Nebraska


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Lincoln.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 36%
36% Complete
Graduated High School 93%
93% Complete

Lincoln, NE's Rankings

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 College Towns  2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2015
Top 10 Affordable Health Care Cities 2014
Top 10 Downtowns 2012
Top 10 Best Cites for College Grads 2010
Top 10 Beer Cities 2012

More About Lincoln, NE

Why Lincoln, NE Is a Best Place To Live 2015
The best of urban living in a rural state helps make Lincoln a modern city with a prairie sensibility
Things to Do in Lincoln, NE
Things to do and see in the capitol of the Cornhusker State
Lincoln's Cuisine Runs the Gamut and Spans the Globe
If you're the kind of person who orders chicken fingers at every restaurant, Lincoln's culinary opportunities might be lost on you.
Wherever You Feel At Home, You'll Find It in Lincoln
Do you feel comfortable in grand historic homes? Lakeside subdivisions? Sleek modern lofts? Then you’ll feel right at home in Lincoln.