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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Lincoln Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    207
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    70
    41
  • Robbery
    68
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    449
    500
  • Theft
    2,532
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,126
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Lincoln Reviews

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Lincoln will give you City life with a small town feel. Everyone here is nice and always willing to help others. The city is growing and improving to give residents more things to do.
People here are very passionate about the university’s football, volleyball and basketball teams. The football team’s spring practice game is sold out this year. That is 90,000 people watching a practice!
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There is so much diversity here. Fun night life, affordable living, and wonderful schools. I moved here from California a few years ago and the pace is slower, but the living is easier. Lots of jobs and affordable housing. Not to mention, the location of Lincoln makes it ideal to travel to travel to Omaha, or across state borders to Kansas, Iowa or Missouri on trips. There is something for everyone from the outdoors, to night life, sports events, finding a church, or even enjoying the college life. The city has many bike trails and paths that wind through the city center and radiate out to provide a safe biking or jogging experience as well to promote family activities and outdoor wellness connecting the city center with many hidden parks and recreational areas.
Lincoln is a large city with a University, community college, and a private University. Many healthy options are available with a city wide biking path system and several lakes for activities. Lincoln is quite diverse with many cultural activities and demonstrations held throughout the year. Warm summers, not so bad winters, and many public schools for the residents here help make Lincoln one of the nicest large cities in the midwest!