Lincoln, NE

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2022 Population
290,531
0.482% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.1
0.303% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.8%
1.96% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,846
8.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$230,400
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
159,993
1.01% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lincoln, NE had a population of 291k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $67,846. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln, NE grew from 289,136 to 290,531, a 0.482% increase and its median household income grew from $62,566 to $67,846, a 8.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (78%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.53%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.47%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%), and White (Hispanic) (3.99%).

None of the households in Lincoln, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.4% of the residents in Lincoln, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln, NE are University of Nebraska-Lincoln (6,113 degrees awarded in 2022), Southeast Community College Area (1,344 degrees), and Nebraska Wesleyan University (510 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln, NE was $230,400, and the homeownership rate was 56.3%.

Most people in Lincoln, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln, NE was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lincoln, NE is home to a population of 291k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.04% of Lincoln, NE residents were born outside of the country (26.3k people).

In 2022, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (227k people) in Lincoln, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 13k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.4%
2022 Citizenship
95.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.4% of Lincoln, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln, NE was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    227k ± 632
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    13.2k ± 1.05k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    13k ± 678
8.33%
Hispanic Population
24.2k people

In 2022, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (227k people) in Lincoln, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 13k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.33% of the people in Lincoln, NE are hispanic (24.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26.3k people
9.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26.4k people

As of 2022, 9.04% of Lincoln, NE residents (26.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln, NE was 9.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,351 ± 416
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,162 ± 445
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,112 ± 308

Lincoln, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln, NE employs 160k people. The largest industries in Lincoln, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,921 people), Educational Services (20,008 people), and Retail Trade (18,382 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($140,893), Utilities ($81,893), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,194).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

160k
2022 Value
± 3,093
1.01%
1 Year growth
± 2.69%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln, NE grew at a rate of 1.01%, from 158k employees to 160k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,902 people), Management Occupations (15,845 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,587 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

160k
2022 Value
± 3,093
1.01%
1 Year growth
± 2.69%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln, NE grew at a rate of 1.01%, from 158k employees to 160k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,921 people), Educational Services (20,008 people), and Retail Trade (18,382 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln, NE, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,675
Median earning men ± $1,128
$34,492
Median earning women ± $827

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,220), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,711), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,342).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,472), Public Administration ($44,555), and Wholesale Trade ($42,564).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nebraska went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.12%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lincoln, NE awarded 8,594 degrees. The student population of Lincoln, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 17,489 male students and 19,219 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln, NE are White (6,488 and 81.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (574 and 7.24%), Asian (294 and 3.71%), and Two or More Races (234 and 2.95%).

The largest universities in Lincoln, NE by number of degrees awarded are University of Nebraska-Lincoln (6,113 and 71.1%), Southeast Community College Area (1,344 and 15.6%), and Nebraska Wesleyan University (510 and 5.93%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln, NE are General Business Administration & Management (686 and 7.98%), General Psychology (300 and 3.49%), and Registered Nursing (233 and 2.71%).

The median tuition costs in Lincoln, NE are $25,920 for private four year colleges, and $7,770 and $24,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lincoln, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 36,708 (47.6% men and 52.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 36,708 students enrolled in Lincoln, NE, 47.6% men and 52.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 27,000 records, of which 52.6% were women and 47.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 314 degrees awarded
  2. 270 degrees awarded
  3. 226 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lincoln, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 314 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,113 degrees awarded
  2. 1,344 degrees awarded
  3. 510 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nebraska-Lincoln with 6,113 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,071 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln, NE, which is 0.9 times less than the 4,523 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,488 degrees mean that there were 11.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 574 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,920) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,850) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,601) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln, NE was $230,400 in 2022, which is 0.817 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $193,800 to $230,400, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln, NE is 56.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln, NE have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln, NE is $67,846. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lincoln, NE was Census Tract 36.09 with a value of $141,136, followed by Census Tract 24 and Census Tract 37.14, with respective values of $139,250 and $135,553.

Property

$230,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,846
$66,654
Median Property Taxes
±$1,604

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lincoln, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.3% of the housing units in Lincoln, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 36.09
  2. Census Tract 24
  3. Census Tract 37.14

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln, NE was Census Tract 36.09 with a value of $141,136, followed by Census Tract 24 and Census Tract 37.14, with respective values of $139,250 and $135,553.

The following map shows all of the places in Lincoln, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$67,846
Median Household Income
± $1,339
118k
Number of Households
± 2,483

In 2022, the median household income of the 118k households in Lincoln, NE grew to $67,846 from the previous year's value of $62,566.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.88%)
  3. Carpooled (8.73%)

In 2022, 76.8% of workers in Lincoln, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.88%) and those who carpooled to work (8.73%).

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln, NE have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Lincoln, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln, NE (35.5k out of 278k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93% of the population of Lincoln, NE has health coverage, with 57.6% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lancaster County, NE see 1375 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.9% decrease from the previous year (1416 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 253 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,375 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lancaster County, NE

Primary care physicians in Lancaster County, NE see an average of 1,375 patients per year. This represents a 2.9% decrease from the previous year (1,416 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lancaster County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 28.5% between 18 and 34 years, 33.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.04%
Uninsured
57.6%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln, NE declined by 4.8% from 7.4% to 7.04%.

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