Statewide Claims to Fame

Lincoln is 1st in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Race - Asian

Lincoln is 2nd in Nebraska out of 29 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Lincoln is 2nd in Nebraska out of 32 other cities in Current population (2012)

Lincoln is 2nd in Nebraska out of 32 other cities in Retail sales

Lincoln is 2nd in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Households

Lincoln is 2nd in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Housing units

Lincoln is 2nd in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Size in square miles

Lincoln is 2nd in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Lincoln is 3rd in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Race - Two or More

Lincoln is 3rd in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Lincoln, Nebraska Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Lincoln Rank Nebraska US
Current population (2012) 265,404 2nd 1,855,525 313,914,040
Size in square miles 89.1 2nd 76,824.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,899.4 8th 23.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Lincoln Rank Nebraska US
Residents younger than 5 7.2% 20th 7.1% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.7% 27th 25.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.7% 28th 13.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Lincoln Rank Nebraska US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 93.1% 8th 90.3% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 36.0% 4th 27.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Lincoln Rank Nebraska US
Race - White 86.0% 25th 89.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.8% 6th 4.8% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 11th 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.8% 1st 2.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 16th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.0% 3rd 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.3% 21st 9.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 83.1% 22nd 81.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Lincoln Rank Nebraska US
Female residents 50.0% 30th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.4% 9th 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Lincoln Rank Nebraska US
Housing units 110,546 2nd 801,185 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 32.0% 3rd 19.5% 25.9%
Households 102,976 2nd 715,703 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.2% 27th 68.3% 66.1%
Home median value $141,200 5th $125,400 $186,200
People per household 2.4 18th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Lincoln Rank Nebraska US
Income per capita $25,765 9th $26,113 $27,915
Income per household $49,114 10th $50,695 $52,762
Income below poverty line 15.5% 13th 12.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Lincoln Rank Nebraska US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 21,792 2nd 159,665 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,526,895 2nd $26,486,612 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $14,233 21st $14,965 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $457,918 2nd $2,685,580 $613,795,732

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