Lincoln, NE
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Lincoln is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 287,401 people and 70 constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the second largest community in Nebraska.

Lincoln is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lincoln is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), sales jobs (10.06%), and management occupations (9.45%).

Also of interest is that Lincoln has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Lincoln is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Lincoln has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Lincoln enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Lincoln.

This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Lincoln is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

The population of Lincoln is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.78% of adults in Lincoln have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $28,839, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,356 for a family of four. However, Lincoln contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lincoln is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lincoln home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lincoln residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include German, Irish, English, Czech, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Lincoln is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.