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Overview

Introduction to Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska is the state capital and second largest city in Nebraska. Its steady rate of growth has made it one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest. Lincoln is known for its friendliness, safe neighborhoods, central location, cultural diversity, and reasonable cost of living. The city is the home base for many national corporations that contribute to advances in science and education. This all adds up to form the city’s motto, which is "Community of Opportunity." Lincoln combines small town charm with big city culture to create an incredibly inviting and enjoyable atmosphere.

Lincoln Culture

Lincoln has a variety of cultural activities for residents and visitors to choose from. Live music is common throughout the city, with venues such as the Pershing Auditorium where large tours and national acts perform regularly. Other music venues include Knickerbockers and Duffy’s Tavern, where music fans can find local and regional acts. Nightly blues music can be found at the Zoo Bar. Broadway productions, concerts, and guest lectures can all be seen at the Lied Center. Performing arts venues include the Temple Building, where UNL students stage productions, and the Lincoln Community Playhouse, where community theater can be seen. A number of annual events occur in Lincoln, including Nebraska high school state boy’s and girls' basketball tournaments, the Star City Parade, and Jazz in June.

Lincoln Sports and Leisure

Sports in Lincoln largely center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers. The Cornhuskers have many NCAA Division I sports teams, including 21 men’s and 14 women’s teams. There are also a number of other sports teams that call the city home, including minor league baseball team the Lincoln Saltdogs, USHAL junior ice hockey team the Lincoln Stars, NiFL indoor football team the Lincoln Capitals, and ABA basketball team the Lincoln Thunder. Golf is a common recreational leisure sport in the area, and golfers can play rounds at courses like Quarry Oaks, ArborLinks, Firethorn, Hillcrest, North Forty Golf, Wilderness Ridge, and Yankee Hill. Bowling can be found at Hollywood Bowl, Madsen’s Bowling & Billiards, Parkway Lanes, and Sun Valley Lanes.

Lincoln Outdoors

Over 100 city parks can be found throughout the city of Lincoln, including Antelope Park, Folsom Children’s Zoo, Sunken Gardens, Holmes Park, Oak Lake Park, Pioneers Park Nature Center, Tierra Park, and Wilderness Park. Over 99 miles of trails connect these parks to one another. This trail system is regarded as one of the best in the country, giving users access to walking, hiking, biking, running, and rollerblading. Fishing is popular in the area, and fishermen go after such species as Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Bullhead, and Carp.

Lincoln at Night

Lincoln has a variety of nighttime activities to satisfy a wide range of interests. A number of non-profit groups offer bingo games that pay out $50 to $75 and feature large jackpots. Big Red Keno is a popular local game and can be played at Big Red Sports Bar & Grill. Theaters include the Douglas Theaters, The Grand, East Park, and Englewood 6. Sky and laser shows can be very entertaining, as can a trip to the Mueller Planetarium. Performing arts can be seen at Kimball Recital Hall, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and other stage theaters throughout the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population273,018
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+146,236
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,605
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,248
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,331

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,611
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$750
Median House Value$150,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.6%
Irish12.1%
English8.8%
Czech5.4%
Swedish4.3%
Polish2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian2.2%
Dutch2.2%
Norwegian2.1%
Danishn1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Arab1.4%
African1%
Russian0.8%
Iraqi0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Swiss0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Sudanese0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Lincoln Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lancaster County
Standard Zip Codes68502, 68503, 68504, 68505, 68506, 68507, 68508, 68510, 68512, 68514, 68516, 68517, 68520, 68521, 68522, 68523, 68524, 68526, 68527, 68528, 68531, 68532
P.O. Box Zip Codes68501, 68509, 68529, 68542, 68583, 68588
Company Zip Codes68544
Phone Area Codes402, 531
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.81
Approximate Longitude-96.68

Lincoln Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLINCOLN
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip29.7 inches
StationLINCOLN AP
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip28.3 inches
StationCRETE
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip29 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Davey143$76,250
Denton229$61,250
Malcolm408$73,750
Raymond123$89,583
Roca195$84,375
Waverly3,686$86,399

Lincoln Public Libraries

Lincoln City Libraries
136 SO. 14TH STREET
Lincoln, Nebraska
(402) 441-8500

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Lincoln Hospitals

Lincoln Regional Center
(Government - State)
Folsom & West Prospector
(402) 471-4444
Madonna Rehabilitation Ltc Hospital
(Non-profit)
5401 South St
(402) 483-9424
Bryan Medical Center
1600 South 48th St
(402) 481-1111
Chi Health Nebraska Heart
7500 South 91st St
(402) 328-3000
Chi Health St. Elizabeth
555 South 70th St
(402) 219-7700
Bryan Medical Center
2300 South 16th St
(402) 481-1111
Select Speciality Hospital - Lincoln
2300 South 16th Street - 7th Floor
(402) 361-5755
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St
(402) 413-3000
Lincoln Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
1710 South 70th St, Suite 200
(402) 484-9090

Lincoln Public Schools

Science Focus Program
1222 S 27th St
ZIP: 68502
(402) 436-1780
Everett Elementary School
1123 C St
ZIP: 68502
(402) 436-1159
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Child Guidance Cntr Tgh School
904 Sumner
ZIP: 68502
(402) 434-2670
Sheridan Elementary School
3100 Plymouth Ave
ZIP: 68502
(402) 436-1167
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Irving Middle School
2745 S 22nd St
ZIP: 68502
(402) 436-1214
Middle
Total Enrollment 806
Prescott Elementary School
1930 S 20th St
ZIP: 68502
(402) 436-1161
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Beattie Elementary School
1901 Calvert St
ZIP: 68502
(402) 436-1123
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Saratoga Elementary School
2215 S 13th St
ZIP: 68502
(402) 436-1166
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Clinton Elementary School
1520 N 29th St
ZIP: 68503
(402) 436-1132
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Hartley Elementary School
730 N 33rd St
ZIP: 68503
(402) 436-1139
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Riley Elementary School
5021 Orchard St
ZIP: 68504
(402) 436-1164
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Donald D Sherrill Education Cntr - Md
330 N 56th St
ZIP: 68504
(402) 436-1924
Middle
Huntington Elementary School
2900 N 46th St
ZIP: 68504
(402) 436-1144
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Infant Toddler At Lincoln North Star High School
5801 N 33 St
ZIP: 68504
(402) 436-1305
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
Donald D Sherrill Education Cntr - Elem
330 N 56th St
ZIP: 68504
(402) 436-1924
Primary
C Culler Middle School
5201 Vine St
ZIP: 68504
(402) 436-1210
Middle
Total Enrollment 645
Dawes Middle School
5130 Colfax Street
ZIP: 68504
(402) 436-1211
Middle
Total Enrollment 435
North Star High School
5801 N 33rd St
ZIP: 68504
(402) 436-1305
High
Total Enrollment 2041
Meadow Lane Elementary School
7200 Vine St
ZIP: 68505
(402) 436-1151
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Brownell Elementary School
6000 Aylesworth Ave
ZIP: 68505
(402) 436-1127
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Lux Middle School
7800 High St
ZIP: 68506
(402) 436-1220
Middle
Total Enrollment 1045
Rousseau Elementary School
3701 S 33rd St
ZIP: 68506
(402) 436-1165
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Holmes Elementary School
5230 Sumner St
ZIP: 68506
(402) 436-1143
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Morley Elementary School
6800 Monterey Dr
ZIP: 68506
(402) 436-1154
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Transition Expulsion Program
1801 South 40th Street
ZIP: 68506
(402) 436-1694
Calvert Elementary School
3709 S 46th St
ZIP: 68506
(402) 436-1130
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Lincoln Southeast High School
2930 S 37th St
ZIP: 68506
(402) 436-1304
High
Total Enrollment 2137
Norwood Park Elementary School
4710 N 72nd St
ZIP: 68507
(402) 436-1155
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Lincoln Northeast High School
2635 N 63rd St
ZIP: 68507
(402) 436-1303
High
Total Enrollment 1469
Kahoa Elementary School
7700 Leighton St
ZIP: 68507
(402) 436-1147
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Morton School
2311 N 60th St, Po Box 94949
ZIP: 68507
(402) 471-1645
Pershing Elementary School
6402 Judson St
ZIP: 68507
(402) 436-1160
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Mickle Middle School
2500 N 67th St
ZIP: 68507
(402) 436-1216
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Infant Toddler At Lincoln Northeast High School
2635 N 63 St
ZIP: 68507
(402) 436-1303
Primary
Total Enrollment 7
Park Middle School
855 S 8th St
ZIP: 68508
(402) 436-1212
Middle
Total Enrollment 806
Mc Phee Elementary School
820 Goodhue Blvd
ZIP: 68508
(402) 436-1150
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Ecse - Homebased
300 South 48th Street, Po Box 82889
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1994
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Pact
5905 O Street
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1989
Primary
Total Enrollment 18
Bryan Community School
300 South 48th Street
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1308
Arts & Humanities Focus Prgm
643 S 25th Ste 9
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1785
Lincoln High School
2229 J St
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1301
High
Total Enrollment 1741
Randolph Elementary School
1024 S 37th St
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1163
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Eastridge Elementary School
6245 L St
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1135
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
Infant Toddler At Lincoln High School
2229 J St
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1301
Primary
Total Enrollment 13
Elliott Elementary School
225 S 25th St
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1136
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Entrepreneurship Focus Program
285 S 68th St Pl 4th Floor
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1715
Infant Toddler At Bryan Community School
300 South 48th Street
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1308
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
Lincoln East High School
1000 S 70th St
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1302
High
Total Enrollment 1589
Information Tech Focus Program
285 S 68th St Pl 4th Floor
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1776
Lefler Middle School
1100 S 48th St
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1215
Middle
Total Enrollment 599
Pyrtle Elementary School
721 Cottonwood Dr
ZIP: 68510
(402) 436-1162
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Ruth Hill Elementary School
5230 Tipperary Trail
ZIP: 68512
(402) 436-1142
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Adams Elementary School
7401 Jacobs Creek Drive
ZIP: 68512
(402) 436-1121
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
Southwest High School
7001 S 14th St
ZIP: 68512
(402) 436-1306
High
Total Enrollment 1807
Pathfinder Ed Prg-lancaster Co
1200 Radcliff St
ZIP: 68512
(402) 441-6817
Cavett Elementary School
7701 S 36th St
ZIP: 68516
(402) 436-1131
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Humann Elementary School
6720 Rockwood Ln
ZIP: 68516
(402) 436-1145
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Maxey Elementary School
5200 S 75th St
ZIP: 68516
(402) 436-1153
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Scott Middle School
2200 Pine Lake Road
ZIP: 68516
(402) 436-1218
Middle
Total Enrollment 1019
Zeman Elementary School
4900 S 52nd St
ZIP: 68516
(402) 436-1169
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Pound Middle School
4740 S 45th St
ZIP: 68516
(402) 436-1217
Middle
Total Enrollment 827
Campbell Elementary School
2200 Dodge St
ZIP: 68521
(402) 436-1129
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Belmont Elementary School
3425 N 14th St
ZIP: 68521
(402) 436-1124
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
West Lincoln Elementary School
630 W Dawes Ave
ZIP: 68521
(402) 436-1168
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Goodrich Middle School
4600 Lewis Avenue
ZIP: 68521
(402) 436-1213
Middle
Total Enrollment 747
Fredstrom Elementary School
5700 N W 10th
ZIP: 68521
(402) 436-1140
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Schoo Middle School
700 Penrose Drive
ZIP: 68521
(402) 436-1222
Middle
Total Enrollment 793
Kooser Elementary School
7301 N 13th Street
ZIP: 68521
(402) 436-1146
Primary
Total Enrollment 783
Educare Of Lincoln
3435 North 14th Street
ZIP: 68521
(402) 458-3171
Primary
Total Enrollment 153
Special Ed Yankee Hill Program
865 W Burnham
ZIP: 68522
(402) 436-1927
High
Roper Elementary School
2323 S Coddington St
ZIP: 68522
(402) 436-1170
Primary
Total Enrollment 872
Arnold Elementary School
5000 Mike Scholl Street
ZIP: 68524
(402) 436-1120
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Kloefkorn Elementary
6601 Glass Ridge Drive
ZIP: 68526
(402) 436-1148
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Lakeview Elementary School
300 Capitol Beach Blvd
ZIP: 68528
(402) 436-1149
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
University Of Nebraska High School
1520 N 20th Circle
ZIP: 68588
(402) 472-4338
High
Total Enrollment 66

Lincoln Private Schools

St Mark Evangelical Lutheran School
3930 S 19th St
ZIP: 68502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Blessed Sacrament Elem School
1725 Lake St
ZIP: 68502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 250
Trinity Kindergarten Program
1345 S 16th St
ZIP: 68502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Sacred Heart School
540 N 31st St
ZIP: 68503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
1200 N 56th St
ZIP: 68504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
Lincoln Lutheran Middle/high School
1100 N 56th St
ZIP: 68504
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 398
Children's Circle Montessori
121 Skyway Rd
ZIP: 68505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St John School
7601 Vine St
ZIP: 68505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 296
Cathedral Of The Risen Christ School
3245 S 37th St
ZIP: 68506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 320
College View Academy
5240 Calvert St
ZIP: 68506
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 225
St Joseph School
1940 S 77th St
ZIP: 68506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 462
George Stone Elementary
3800 S 48th St
ZIP: 68506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Christ Elementary School
4325 Sumner St
ZIP: 68506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Child's View Montessori
3341 Pioneers Blvd Ste 3
ZIP: 68506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Lincoln Montessori School
2615 Austin Dr
ZIP: 68506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Faith Lutheran School
8701 Adams St
ZIP: 68507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
St Patricks School
4142 N 61st St
ZIP: 68507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
St Marys School
1434 K St
ZIP: 68508
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
St Teresa Elementary School
616 S 36th St
ZIP: 68510
Elementary
Total Enrollment 285
Pius X High School
6000 A St
ZIP: 68510
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1057
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
3825 Wildbriar Ln
ZIP: 68516
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Berniklau Education Solutions Team
11401 S 70th St
ZIP: 68516
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
St Peter's Catholic School
4500 Duxhall Dr
ZIP: 68516
Elementary
Total Enrollment 483
Parkview Christian Schools
4400 N 1st St
ZIP: 68521
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 163
North American Martyrs School
1101 Isaac Dr
ZIP: 68521
Elementary
Total Enrollment 500
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