Latest Data (2016)
Population 280,364
Nationwide Rank 71

Quick Facts

Lincoln, Nebraska is the 71st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Lincoln, Nebraska is a city.

Lincoln, Nebraska is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Lincoln had its largest population ever.

Lincoln, Nebraska is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Lincoln, Nebraska Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
61 St. Louis, Missouri 311,404 -10.2%
62 Stockton, California 307,072 25.5%
63 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 303,625 -9.0%
64 St. Paul, Minnesota 302,398 5.4%
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 298,800 -9.7%
66 Anchorage, Alaska 298,192 14.4%
67 Henderson, Nevada 292,969 63.4%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 287,027 25.6%
69 Plano, Texas 286,057 27.5%
70 Newark, New Jersey 281,764 3.3%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 280,364 23.1%
72 Toledo, Ohio 278,508 -11.2%
73 Orlando, Florida 277,173 42.3%
74 Chula Vista, California 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine, California 266,122 81.4%
76 Fort Wayne, Indiana 264,488 4.1%
77 Jersey City, New Jersey 264,152 10.0%
78 Durham, North Carolina 263,016 39.2%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 260,999 4.9%
80 Laredo, Texas 257,156 43.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 256,902 -12.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Nebraska

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
44 Omaha 446,970 9.0%
71 Lincoln 280,364 23.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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