Lincoln is a city of continued growth

Population growth is expected to
average from 1.6 to 1.8 percent
annually through 2020.

Population
City of Lincoln: 262,341
Lincoln MSA (Lancaster & Seward Counties): 306,503
 
 

Young talent is thriving in Lincoln

Lincoln is experiencing an influx of skilled young talent. More secondary education students are staying in Lincoln post-graduation to begin their careers and families due to the array of opportunities in Lincoln and the comfortable quality of life.

Age Distribution
20-44 – 40%
19-under – 27%
45-62 – 22%
65 and over – 11%

Lincoln’s median age is 32

93% of adults in Lincoln have at least a high school diploma
34% of Lincoln residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher; compared to the U.S. average of 27%

LINCOLN OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities are endless in Lincoln. Whether you're an IT professional, teacher or entrepreneur there is a fit for you here.

Government

22%

Education & Health Services

14%

Retail & Wholesale Trade

12%

Professional & Business Services

11%

Leisure & Hospitality

10%

Manufacturing

8%

Financial Activities

7%

Construction & Mining

5%

Trans, Warehousing & Utilities

5%

Other Services

4%

Information

2%

Lincoln Awards

Top 10 Best Downtowns
Top 10 Best Downtowns
Livability 2015