A
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
$147,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$729
National
$928
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
    223
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    70
    41
  • Robbery
    77
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    480
    525
  • Theft
    2,655
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    131
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,840
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • 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 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!
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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!
Lincoln Nebraska is in the heart of the midwest and truly embraces the culture with open arms. One cannot walk down any street without receiving warms smile and friendly hellos from passerby's, and on game days there's no place you'd rather be than in the land of beer and hotdogs just outside Memorial Stadium. Lincoln is on the smaller side of cities, creating a great environment to raise a family in an urban style setting, with extensive bike trails, numerous local parks, one of the top zoos just down the road, and excellent public schools to facilitate learning and education. In addition, Lincoln has an abundance of resources and opportunities to succeed, especially for entrepreneurs as it is rated one of the top cities in the nation to start a business, as companies such as Hudl, which has grown remarkably based out of the Haymarket downtown. Lincoln is truly a place people come to experience and end up and calling home