Latest Data (2018)
Population 287,401
Nationwide Rank 70

Quick Facts

Lincoln, Nebraska is the 70th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Lincoln, Nebraska is a city.

Lincoln, Nebraska is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Lincoln had its largest population ever.

Lincoln, Nebraska is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 71% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Lincoln, Nebraska Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 323,780 23.9%
61 Stockton, California 311,178 27.2%
62 Henderson, Nevada 310,390 73.1%
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 307,695 7.2%
64 St. Louis, Missouri 302,838 -12.7%
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 302,605 -8.6%
66 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 301,048 -9.7%
67 Greensboro, North Carolina 294,722 28.9%
68 Anchorage, Alaska 291,538 11.8%
69 Plano, Texas 288,061 28.4%
70 Lincoln, Nebraska 287,401 26.2%
71 Orlando, Florida 285,713 46.7%
72 Irvine, California 282,572 92.6%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,090 3.4%
74 Toledo, Ohio 274,975 -12.3%
75 Durham, North Carolina 274,291 45.2%
76 Chula Vista, California 271,651 54.6%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 267,633 5.4%
78 Jersey City, New Jersey 265,549 10.6%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 265,098 6.5%
80 Laredo, Texas 261,639 45.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Nebraska

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
42 Omaha 468,262 14.2%
70 Lincoln 287,401 26.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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
2009 254,001 74
2008 250,939 75
2007 247,789 74
2006 244,653 73
2005 242,009 74
2004 239,417 75
2003 237,356 75
2002 233,737 76
2001 230,400 76
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