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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Lincoln is a city in Nebraska with a population of 277,315. 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, restaurants, 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
277,315

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$788
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.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    207.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    448.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,531.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    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
$53,089
National
$55,322
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Lincoln Reviews

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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!
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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!
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!