Lincoln, NE
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Living in Lincoln


Lincoln is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 284,736 people and 70 constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the second largest community in Nebraska.

Unlike some cities, Lincoln isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lincoln are a mix of both white- and blue-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 made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Lincoln is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

This makes Lincoln a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Lincoln presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

The citizens of Lincoln are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.