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Lincoln, NE

Lincoln is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
280,849
Lincoln Population7
$
42,431
Median Income6
3.8
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Since 2010, the population of Lincoln has grown 76% faster than the national average, partially driven by the segment of the population that is 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 60%

Age

32.6
Median Age7
11.0
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Lincoln residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 0.6% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 42.0%

Race

79.4
%
Nebraska Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Lincoln has cold winters, comfortable summers, and strong winds. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 143 days per year and wind speeds reach an average of 10 mph

Weather

25
%
Chance of Rain11
60
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature39

 

Housing

The average home value in Lincoln increased by 40% since 2010 which is 3% lower than the national average and 2% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,200
Monthly Average12
43
%
Renters40

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Lincoln is a high tax location with income tax near the national average and sales tax near the national average, but property tax 59% higher than the national average.

Other

1.77
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax19
1.53
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)41

 

Employment

Lincoln has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Duncan Aviation and Railcrew Xpress

Income

18.0
%
<$25,0006
8.6
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Lincoln is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results43

Representatives

Mayor28 Leirion Gaylor Baird
Democratic
House of Representative28 Jeffrey Fortenberry
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heart, is 14.9 miles from the center of Lincoln, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System - Omaha VA Medical Center, is 45.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center, is 51.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 No
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In Nebraska, 39.2% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 48.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#39 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#72 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche32
#31 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche33
#83 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub34
#57 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades35
 

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