Latest Data (2017)
Population 284,736
Nationwide Rank 71

Quick Facts

Lincoln, Nebraska is the 71st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Lincoln, Nebraska is a city.

Lincoln, Nebraska is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 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
2000-2017
61 Stockton, California 310,496 26.9%
62 St. Louis, Missouri 308,626 -11.0%
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 306,621 6.9%
64 Henderson, Nevada 302,539 68.7%
65 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 302,407 -9.3%
66 Cincinnati, Ohio 301,301 -9.0%
67 Anchorage, Alaska 294,356 12.9%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 290,222 27.0%
69 Plano, Texas 286,143 27.6%
70 Newark, New Jersey 285,154 4.5%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 284,736 25.0%
72 Orlando, Florida 280,257 43.9%
73 Irvine, California 277,453 89.1%
74 Toledo, Ohio 276,491 -11.8%
75 Jersey City, New Jersey 270,753 12.8%
76 Chula Vista, California 270,471 54.0%
77 Durham, North Carolina 267,743 41.7%
78 Fort Wayne, Indiana 265,904 4.7%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 263,255 5.8%
80 Laredo, Texas 260,654 45.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 258,612 -11.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Nebraska

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
40 Omaha 466,893 13.9%
71 Lincoln 284,736 25.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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