Lincoln, NE
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Living in Lincoln


Lincoln is a large city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 280,364 people and 70 constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the second largest community in Nebraska.

Lincoln real estate is some of the most expensive in Nebraska, although Lincoln house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), sales jobs (10.08%), and management occupations (8.95%).

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.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Lincoln really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Lincoln is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Lincoln more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Lincoln’s character and quality of life.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lincoln is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lincoln area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Lincoln citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.15% of adults in Lincoln have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $27,585, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,340 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 Irish, English, Czech, and Swedish.

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