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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Lincoln is a city in Nebraska with a population of 273,018. Lincoln is in Lancaster County and is one of the best places to live in Nebraska. Living in Lincoln offers residents a 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.

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%
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Lincoln Rankings

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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
    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
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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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There's always something to do in Lincoln no matter who you are. Downtown Lincoln is quite amazing as it's both antique, and modern. Strolls in the Haymarket are a perfect date, and concerts in the Arena are spectacular experiences. Whether it's for you, a small group, or your family, there's definitely an activity everyone will agree on. Year round is full of fun in the outdoors; from swimming to ice skating, or a nice bonfire with s'mores. Or on the rainy days, head to the theaters for a movie, or the Lied center for a performance. Football is a big deal here in Lincoln, NE, and you're bound to see husker red around every corner!
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Lincoln is one of the most welcoming cities on Earth. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions or strike up a conversation at the local coffee shop.Love Lincoln so much that you want to stay? Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. You can rent an apartment in this city for less than $500 a month, making it far cheaper than most cities of a similar size. When you’re in Lincoln, you’re in Nebraska Cornhusker territory. This Big Ten team is a huge deal, so don’t be surprised if a Huskers fan tests your loyalty by shouting, “Go Big Red!” Shout it right back, and they’ll never guess you’re an out-of-towner. I love Lincoln So much to the point where I want to life my whole live here!
Moving back to Lincoln was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love it here. The cost of living is low, there isn't tax on groceries, the weather is agreeable, and the people are friendly. School is sadly very expensive, which may be one of the only downfalls. That, and summer is blazing hot. But the winters are nice and cold which makes up for the miserable summers. (I love the cold.) People are so kind, there are tons of dogs, driving is easy, the city is vibrant, and I just genuinely love life here!