What is the current population of Lincoln?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lincoln is 292,657. Lincoln, Nebraska is the 71st largest city in the US.

Lincoln Geography [top]

What county is Lincoln, Nebraska in?

Lincoln is located entirely in Lancaster County.

What is the size of Lincoln, Nebraska in square miles?

Lincoln has an area of 89.1 square miles. Lincoln is the 2nd largest city, by area, in Nebraska.

Lincoln Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Lincoln?

The current population of Lincoln (292,657) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Lincoln growing?

Lincoln has grown 28.5% since the 2000. Lincoln, Nebraska is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Is Lincoln the biggest city in Nebraska?

No, Lincoln is the second largest city in the state of Nebraska based on population. The biggest city, Omaha, is 1.7x bigger than Lincoln.

What is the population density of Lincoln, Nebraska?

Lincoln has a population density of 2,899.4 people per square mile. Lincoln has the 8th highest population density in Nebraska.

Lincoln Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Lincoln, Nebraska?

The total voting age population of Lincoln, Nebraska, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 208,292. The voting age population is 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

What percentage of Lincoln, Nebraska residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 13.0% of the residents of Lincoln are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Lincoln, Nebraska?

The racial demographics of Lincoln are 84.9% White, 4.6% Asian, 4.4% Black, 3.9% Two or more races, 1.5% Other, 0.7% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 7.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Lincoln, Nebraska residents are below the poverty line?

In Lincoln, 13.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 14.2%. On a per-household basis, 8.0% of families are below the poverty line in Lincoln.

What percentage of Lincoln, Nebraska residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 71.6% of Lincoln residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Lincoln, Nebraska residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 93.3% of Lincoln residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 39.6% have a bachelor's degree and 14.9% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Lincoln, Nebraska residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Lincoln residents aged 5 and older, 12.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.7% speak an Asian language.

Lincoln Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Lincoln, Nebraska?

The unemployment rate in Lincoln is 3.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Lincoln, Nebraska residents work for the government?

In Lincoln, 17.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Lincoln, Nebraska?

The median household income in Lincoln is $57,746.

Lincoln Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Lincoln, Nebraska?

In Lincoln, 57.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Lincoln, Nebraska?

Renters occupy 43.0% of housing units in Lincoln.

What percentage of Lincoln, Nebraska housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Lincoln, 14.0% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Lincoln, Nebraska housing units were built after 2000?

In Lincoln, 21.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 25,300 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Lincoln, Nebraska?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lincoln is $852.

What percentage of households in Lincoln, Nebraska have broadband internet?

In Lincoln, 87.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Lincoln Population By Year

Population Graph For Lincoln
Year Population Rank in US
2021 292,657 71
2020 291,383 72
2019 289,102 68
2018 287,401 70
2017 284,736 71
2016 280,364 71
2015 277,348 72
2014 272,996 72
2013 268,738 72
2012 265,404 72
2011 262,195 71
2010 258,379 72
2000 227,701 77
1990 192,722 82
1980 171,932 81
1970 149,518 91
1960 128,521 96
1900 40,169 91
1890 55,154 52

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2000-2021
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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
39 Omaha 487,300 18.8%
71 Lincoln 292,657 28.5%

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