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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Lincoln is a city in Nebraska with a population of 280,849. Lincoln is in Lancaster County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Lincoln offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lincoln there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lincoln and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lincoln are highly rated.
About Lincoln...
Population
280,849

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Lincoln Rankings

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

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    205.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    98.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    409.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,319.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    149.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Lincoln

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,224
National
$55,322
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Lincoln Reviews

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Well I moved to Lincoln my junior year of high school and the school was gigantic! My class had went from 200 some kids in Texas to 500 kids in Lincoln. I was nervous at first, but people were pretty welcoming and talkative, especially when you get involved in activities. Lincoln is a small town, big city feeling. Everyone knows everyone, but Lincoln has many different spots you can go to not feel crowded. Also, I never noticed how active people are in Lincoln. I see people in their 80's running on all the different trails we have here, people are extremely devoted to health and fitness, which was nice to see because my family and I became more aware of ways to be better by being healthy and exercising regularly.
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I was born in Lincoln, and have lived here my whole life. I love that this town is not too small, but it isn't too big either. People here are friendly, which is evidenced when you go for walks or go for a drive. There are a lot of food options at different price ranges. Many restaurants are now able to accommodate different eating patterns, such as vegetarianism. However, there is practically nothing to do in the winter months. In the summer months, there are pools and shopping, but you can go to surrounding areas if you want an all-day fun activity. Lincoln has great schools and is very safe. It is an excellent place to raise a family. Overall, I love Lincoln and have no plans of moving anytime soon!
Lincoln is a small but decent sized community in which friendly residents reside. Neighborhoods are generally safe and crime rates are lower than many other states. Job opportunities are in abundance. Housing, living, and other needs are favorable in terms of affordability. Public schools have great athletic programs for student athletes and contain great entertainment for residents. Higher education schools like the University of Nebraska provides low cost tuition as well as several scholarships for Nebraska-born individuals. Diversity varies throughout the city and is more dense in certain areas such as in the north and center. UNL is a big ten school and provides big ten education.