What is the current population of Lincoln?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Lincoln is 289,102. Lincoln, Nebraska is the 68th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Lincoln?

The current population of Lincoln (289,102) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Lincoln growing?

Lincoln has grown 26.9% since the 2000. Lincoln, Nebraska is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 69% 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 county is Lincoln, Nebraska in?

Lincoln is located entirely in Lancaster County.

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.

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.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
58 Riverside, California 331,360 28.2%
59 Corpus Christi, Texas 326,586 17.7%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 323,152 23.7%
61 Henderson, Nevada 320,189 78.6%
62 Stockton, California 312,697 27.8%
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 308,096 7.4%
64 Cincinnati, Ohio 303,940 -8.2%
65 St. Louis, Missouri 300,576 -13.3%
66 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 300,286 -10.0%
67 Greensboro, North Carolina 296,710 29.8%
68 Lincoln, Nebraska 289,102 26.9%
69 Anchorage, Alaska 288,000 10.5%
70 Plano, Texas 287,677 28.3%
71 Orlando, Florida 287,442 47.6%
72 Irvine, California 287,401 95.9%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,011 3.4%
74 Durham, North Carolina 278,993 47.7%
75 Chula Vista, California 274,492 56.3%
76 Toledo, Ohio 272,779 -13.0%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 270,402 6.4%
78 St. Petersburg, Florida 265,351 6.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Nebraska

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
40 Omaha 478,192 16.6%
68 Lincoln 289,102 26.9%

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