Lincoln NE

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Lincoln, NE Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Lincoln Housing Market Information

With 287,401 people, 110,521 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $178,015, Lincoln real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lincoln, accounting for 57.76% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lincoln include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.73%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.73%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.84%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Lincoln are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.60% owning and 45.40% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Lincoln built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Lincoln built between 1940-1969 ( 25.52%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 19.16%). There's also some housing in Lincoln built before 1939 ( 13.76%).

Lincoln Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Lincoln have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 38.85%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Lincoln house appreciation rate of 3.34%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Lincoln's appreciation rate, at 3.68%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Lincoln's appreciation rate has been 3.03%, which annualizes to a rate of 12.69%.

Importantly, this makes Lincoln one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Nebraska, our data show that Lincoln's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Nebraska.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lincoln differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lincoln - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Lincoln real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,249,000 0.4
$937,001 - $1,249,000 0.2
$625,001 - $937,000 1.0
$500,001 - $625,000 1.8
$375,001 - $500,000 5.0
$250,001 - $375,000 17.3
$125,001 - $250,000 52.8
$62,001 - $125,000 15.7
$0 - $62,000 5.8

High for NE
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
47.1766423357664 22.4489795918367

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Lincoln Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
60.82% 2.43%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,056 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.60
Renters 45.40
Vacant 4.99

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 19.2
1970 - 1999 41.6
1940 - 1969 25.5
1939 or Older 13.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.8
Townhomes 7.7
Small Apt. Buildings 6.8
Apt. Complexes 25.7
Mobile Homes 1.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.12
1 Bedroom 14.87
2 Bedrooms 30.35
3 Bedrooms 33.20
4 Bedrooms 15.03
5 or more bedrooms 4.44