Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln: The capital of Nebraska and the center of the Lincoln metropolitan area. It is located in the southeastern part of the state. Lincoln is known for its college football team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Lincoln Children's Zoo and the Museum of American Speed.

About

Lincoln is a city located in the county of Lancaster in the U.S. state of Nebraska. Its population at the 2010 census was 258,379. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 290,505 inhabitants.

The city was created 168 years ago in 1855.

Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster and became the state capital in 1867. It was renamed after President Abraham Lincoln that same year.

The city grew rapidly in the late 19th century with the arrival of the railroad and establishment of the University of Nebraska. Today it is the second most populous city in Nebraska.

Lincoln's Economy and Industries

Some of the major drivers of Lincoln's economy include:

  • State government - Many state agencies and organizations are headquartered here.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln - The flagship public university boosts education, research and employment.
  • Manufacturing - Several industrial parks contain manufacturers in various industries.
  • Insurance and finance - Numerous insurance and financial services companies are based here.

Other important economic sectors include healthcare, technology, and transportation. Major local employers include Kawasaki Motors, Duncan Aviation, and Assurity Life Insurance.

Attractions and Culture

As the state capital, Lincoln offers numerous government and history attractions like the Nebraska State Capitol building and Museum of Nebraska History.

The University of Nebraska State Museum features planetarium shows and exhibits on natural history and anthropology. The Lincoln Children's Zoo and Sunken Gardens offer family-friendly activities.

For performing arts, locals enjoy the Lied Center for Performing Arts and live music venues like the Bourbon Theatre. The Haymarket District offers trendy shops, pubs, and a farmer's market.

With its affordable cost of living, strong economy, and variety of attractions, Lincoln offers an excellent quality of life. It mixes Midwest hospitality with urban amenities.

Lincoln locator map
Location of Lincoln on Nebraska map.

Quick Facts about Lincoln

Population : 290,505 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
County : Lancaster County
Different from : Lincoln County
Postal code : 68531–68532, 68588, 68516–68517, 68526–68529, 68583, 68520–68524, 68544, 68542, 68514, 68501–68510, 68512
Phone Area Codes : 402, 531
Official name : Lincoln
Legislative body : city council
Named for : Abraham Lincoln
Altitude : 1,175 feet / 358 meters
Capital city : Lincoln is capital of Lancaster County, Nebraska
Establishment : January 01, 1856 (168 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 14:33:52 (17th April 2024)
Population growth : 11.06% (2010-2020)
View of South Lincoln image
View of South Lincoln
View of South Lincoln image

Geography

Lincoln is located at 40°48'0"N 96°40'1"W (40.8000000, -96.6669600).

Lincoln map

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Demographics

The population of Lincoln increased by 11.06% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 258,379 - census
2011 262,690 1.64% estimation process
2012 265,861 1.19% estimation process
2013 269,129 1.21% estimation process
2014 274,128 1.82% estimation process
2015 277,345 1.16% estimation process
2016 281,339 1.42% estimation process
2017 284,527 1.12% estimation process
2018 286,930 0.84% estimation process
2019 289,102 0.75% estimation process
2020 290,505 0.48% estimation process

Lincoln zip code is 68502. County name: Lancaster, County fips: 31109

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People born in Lincoln (200)

People born in Lincoln, including actress, film producer Hilary Swank, politician Charles F. McLaughlin, actress Leslie Brooks, .

List

  • Rick Evans (American musician) he was born in 20/01/1943
  • Janine Turner (American actress (born 1962)) she was born in 06/12/1962
  • Lindsey Shaw (American actress) she was born in 10/05/1989
  • Gale W. McGee (American politician (1915-1992)) he was born in 17/03/1915
  • Robin Backhaus (American swimmer, Olympic bronze medalist, world champion, former world record-holder) he was born in 12/02/1955
  • Jan Meyers (American politician (1928-2019)) she was born in 20/07/1928
  • James Valentine (American guitar player) he was born in 05/10/1978
  • Mignon G. Eberhart (novelist) she was born in 06/07/1899
  • Brandon Sanderson (American fantasy writer) he was born in 19/12/1975
  • Andrew Drevo (American basketball player) he was born in 04/03/1981
  • Brandon Teena (American murder victim) was born in 12/12/1972
  • Ted Sorensen (American lawyer (1928-2010)) he was born in 08/05/1928
  • Leo Ryan (American teacher and politician (1925-1978)) he was born in 05/05/1925
  • Londa Schiebinger (American historian) she was born in 13/05/1952
  • Thelma White (actress (1910-2005)) she was born in 04/12/1910
  • Sam Yorty (American politician (1909-1998)) he was born in 01/10/1909
  • Fred Hoiberg (American basketball player and coach) he was born in 15/10/1972
  • Rich King (American basketball player) he was born in 04/04/1969

Schools in Lincoln

College & universities near Lincoln, NE

Code Name City ZIP
180878 Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln (NE) 68506
448284 Doane University-Graduate and Professional Studies Lincoln (NE) 68504
181242 Purdue University Global-Lincoln Lincoln (NE) 68508
181738 Union College Lincoln (NE) 68506
181640 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln (NE) 68510-2449

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lincoln, NE

Code Name Address Type
LNK Lincoln 201 North 7th St. RAIL
OMA Omaha 1003 S. 9th Street RAIL

Post offices near Lincoln

Post Office Name City ZIP
College View Post Office Lincoln (NE) 68506
Gateway Post Office Lincoln (NE) 68505
State Hou Post Office Lincoln (NE) 68508
Indian Villag Post Office Lincoln (NE) 68502
Lincoln Post Office Lincoln (NE) 68501

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Other cities in Lancaster County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lancaster County , NE.

City Name Population Title
Waverly 4,128 City in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States of America
Hickman 2,456 City in Nebraska, USA
Bennet 990 Village in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States
Firth 619 Village in Nebraska
Malcolm 412 Village in Nebraska, United States
Roca 358 Village in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States
Panama 277 Village in Nebraska, United States
Hallam 269 Human settlement in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States of America
Denton 207 Town in Nebraska, United States
Raymond 188 Village in Nebraska
Davey 153 United States, a village
Sprague 150 Human settlement in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Lincoln distances to largest Nebraska cities