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%

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Lincoln Reviews

471 reviews
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Lincoln is the most best recommanded place to live in Nebraska. We have a diverse cultures of Asian, Latinaos, ect, ect! Living here in Lincoln is change worth living, I promise you won't regret it once you makes friend. Job opporunity is very decent, you can find a job on any corner of the business street. We have stable companies competition. Overall, Lincoln welcomes anyone with open arms!
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Comparatively liberal for Nebraska, Lincoln is a diverse, educated and well-kept city. The citizens spend time, effort and money to keep Lincoln clean and chock-full of great amenities; such as the terrific parks and trails system, the abundance of live music and theater, the vibrant art scene, and the wide variety of entertainment options. Relatively recession proof due to having the state government and major Big 10 University here, (plus several top-notch private universities and colleges) Lincoln is a great place to get a degree and/or a job. It seems like every third business has a help-wanted sign in the window, looking for skilled and general laborers alike.
Lincoln has been my lifelong home and I truly appreciate every inch of it. It has a cozy Midwest feel, yet isn't so small that it's boring to live here. If I could do life all over again, I definitely would be in Lincoln. I've met some of the most genuine people in this town and it's such a great area to grow up in. It's a growing area, especially downtown. We're getting new restaurants all the time, and the outskirts of town are growing and spreading even wider! In a few years some of the people returning to it might not recognize a lot of the new businesses that are popping up. It's very exciting to think about Lincoln's growth and future.