Lincoln, NE Population

By | June 20, 2019

Population: 225,581. Estimated population in July 2020: 239,213 (+6.0% change)
Males: 112,361 (49.8%), Females: 113,220 (50.2%)

The city of Lincoln is located in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Nebraska.

Zip codes: 68502, 68503, 68504, 68505, 68506, 68507, 68508, 68510, 68512, 68516, 68517, 68520, 68521, 68522, 68523, 68524, 68526, 68527, 68528, 68532.

Median resident age: 31.3 years
Median household income: $40,605
Median house value: $104,100

Races in Lincoln:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.8%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Black (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • Vietnamese (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)

Ancestries: German (39.7%), Irish (12.7%), English (11.0%), Czech (5.8%), Swedish (5.0%), United States (3.9%).

Elevation: 1189 feet

Land area: 74.6 square miles

Map of Lincoln, NE

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lincoln

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lincoln city

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

5.9% Foreign born (3.0% Asia, 1.3% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +32,173 (+16.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Lincoln:

  • BRYANLGH MEDICAL CENTER (1600 SOUTH 48TH STREET)
  • LINCOLN REGIONAL CENTER (PO BOX 94949)
  • MADONNA REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (5401 SOUTH STREET)
  • MADONNA REHABILITATION LTC HOSPITAL (5401 SOUTH STREET)
  • ST ELIZABETH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (555 SOUTH 70TH STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lincoln:

  • LINCOLN MUNI (about 6 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Abbreviation: LNK)
  • EPPLEY AIRFIELD (about 65 miles; OMAHA, NE; Abbreviation: OMA)
  • KARL STEFAN MEMORIAL (about 97 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Abbreviation: OFK)

Other public-use airports nearest to Lincoln:

  • CRETE MUNICIPAL (about 22 miles; CRETE, NE; Abbreviation: CEK)
  • SEWARD MUNICIPAL (about 30 miles; SEWARD, NE; Abbreviation: SWT)
  • WAHOO MUNI (about 30 miles; WAHOO, NE; Abbreviation: AHQ)
Amtrak station:
LINCOLN (201 N. 7TH ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Lincoln:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (Full-time enrollment: 19,806; Location: 14TH AND R ST; Public; Website: www.unl.edu/unlpub/index.shtml; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (Full-time enrollment: 5,137; Location: 1111 0 ST STE 111; Public; Website: www.college.sccm.cc.ne.us)
  • NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,560; Location: 5000 ST PAUL AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.NebrWesleyan.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • UNION COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 741; Location: 3800 S 48TH; Private, not-for-profit)
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL OF COMMERCE (Full-time enrollment: 417; Location: 1821 K ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lscadvantage.com)
  • JOSEPHS COLLEGE OF BEAUTY-LINCOLN (Full-time enrollment: 262; Location: 2241 O ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.BeautySchool.com)
  • BRYAN SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 137; Location: 1600 S 48TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • COLLEGE OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: 304 S ELEVENTH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.asiweb.com/hair1/)
  • MYOTHERAPY INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 18; Location: 6020 S 58TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA CENTRAL ADMIN SYSTEM OFFICE (Location: 3835 HOLDREGE ST; Public; Website: www.uneb.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • THE MOORE GROUP INC (Location: 3460 S 17TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • LARABEE SCHOOL (Location: 225 N COTNER STE 106; Private, for-profit)
  • CAPITOL AVIATION (Location: 4301 N PARK RD; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lincoln:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 49 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER (about 49 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,448)
  • BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; BELLEVUE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 60 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,175)
  • IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,840)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 100 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)

Biggest public high schools in Lincoln:

  • LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,988; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LINCOLN SOUTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,731; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LINCOLN NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,664; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LINCOLN EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,638; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,475; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH STAR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,205; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BRYAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 114; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • LANCASTER CO YOUTH SERVICES (Students: 47; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER (Students: 23; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • UNL INDEPENDENT STUDY HIGH SCH (Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Lincoln:

  • LINCOLN PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,011; Location: 6000 A STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • LINCOLN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 5801 S 84TH STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • LINCOLN LUTHERAN JUNIOR/SENIOR (Students: 347; Location: 1100 N 56TH STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • PARKVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: 4400 N 1ST STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • SDA SCHOOLS OF LINCOLN (Students: 280; Location: 5240 CALVERT STREET; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lincoln:

  • SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 897; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • LUX MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 883; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • POUND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 732; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • GOODRICH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 724; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • IRVING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 721; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • ROBIN MICKLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 715; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • ROPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 698; Grades: PK – 06)
  • CAVETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 669; Grades: PK – 06)
  • PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 654; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • HUMANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 651; Grades: PK – 06)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Lincoln:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 1940 SOUTH 77TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PETER’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 4500 DUXHALL DR; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CATHEDRAL-RISEN CHRIST SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 3245 SOUTH 37; Grades: PK – 8)
  • NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 1101 ISAAC DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOHN SCHOOL (Students: 373; Location: 7601 VINE ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST TERESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 616 SOUTH 36TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 1200 NORTH 56TH STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 1800 SOUTH 84TH STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ST PATRICKS SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 4142 N 61ST ST.; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 6345 MADISON AVE; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Lincoln:

  • LINCOLN CITY LIBRARIES (Operating income: $5,947,203; Location: 136 SO. 14TH STREET; 755,775 books; 44,327 audio materials; 22,844 video materials; 1,964 serial subscriptions)