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1.09% growth
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Median Household Income
8.33% growth
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3.37% growth
Median Property Value
3.55% growth


The economy of Lincoln, NE employs 155,439 people. The economy of Lincoln, NE is specialized in Public Admin.; Educational Services; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.46; 1.45; and 1.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lincoln, NE are Educational Services (20,364), Healthcare & Social Assistance (20,017), and Retail trade (18,670), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($106,125), Utilities ($56,518), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($46,691).

Median household income in Lincoln, NE is $55,792. Males in Lincoln, NE have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,726. The income inequality of Lincoln, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lincoln, NE. In Lancaster County, NE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,508. Douglas County, NE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nebraska.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Lincoln, NE is from the county of Lancaster County, NE.

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Lincoln, NE is home to a population of 280,369 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln, NE is composed of 224,876 White residents (80.2%), 20,703 Hispanic residents (7.38%), 12,093 Asian residents (4.31%), 11,382 Black residents (4.06%), and 9,012 Two+ residents (3.21%). The most common foreign languages in Lincoln, NE are Spanish (11,633 speakers), Vietnamese (5,055 speakers), and Arabic (2,183 speakers), but compared to other places, Lincoln, NE has a relative high number of Vietnamese (5,055 speakers), Other Indo-European (993 speakers), and Arabic (2,183 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lincoln, NE awarded 9,025 degrees. The student population of Lincoln, NE is skewed towards females, with 4,158 male students and 4,867 female students. Most students in Lincoln, NE are White (7,445 and 82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (339 and 3.76%), Black or African American (224 and 2.48%), and Asian (187 and 2.07%). The largest universities in Lincoln, NE by number of graduates are University of Nebraska-Lincoln (5,364 and 59.4%), Southeast Community College Area (1,653 and 18.3%), and Doane College-Lincoln Grand Island and Master (584 and 6.47%). The most popular majors in Lincoln, NE are General Business Administration & Management (394 and 4.37%), Registered Nursing (273 and 3.02%), and General Psychology (268 and 2.97%). The median tuition costs in Lincoln, NE are $30,598 for private four year colleges, and $6,757 and $21,270 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln, NE is $160,600, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $155,100 to $160,600, a 3.55% increase. The homeownership rate of Lincoln, NE is 56.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lincoln, NE have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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