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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 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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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!
Lincoln, Nebraska is a quaint, but vibrant, place. The city has the charm of a small, mid-western town, and the energy of a growing metropolis. There is always something to do; concerts, sporting events, food-fests, or civic engagements can be experienced all year round. The city has always been a great place for more established families, but in the last decade a focus on young families and singles has become apparent. Lincoln is a great place to live, work, and play!