Lincoln has a population of 258,379 making it the 2nd biggest city in Nebraska. It operates on the CDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Omaha.
|Country||The United States Of America|
|Elevation||366 m over sea level|
|Airport||Lincoln Municipal Airport|
Originally known as Lancaster, the city was renamed Lincoln shortly after the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated. Lincoln has been Nebraska's capitol ever since the state joined the Union in 1867.
The 'Star City' is known for its expansive parks. With over one hundred individual parks scattered throughout the city, Lincoln is one of the greenest cities in the United States.
Lincoln is in the southeast corner of the state, about 50 miles to the southwest of Omaha. Prominent industries include the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, rail and truck transportation, medical delivery, insurance and banking.
Lincoln's downtown is alive with a rich arts and entertainment culture, including the historic State Capital Building and excellent museums for all interests.
Did you know?
- Lincoln County is where the world's largest Wooly Mammoth fossil was discovered.
- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has the largest weight room in the country, covering three- fourths of an acre.
- Aviator Charles Lindberg learned how to fly in Lincoln, Nebraska.
- The Bible Belt town of Lincoln was once nicknamed the Church City because of the large number of churches located within.
- Lincoln Children's Museum
This popular Nebraska family stop is all about the hands on experience. The affordable museum offers exhibits such as Prairie Dog Town, Big Splash and Sky High Airport, as well as places for kids to climb, tunnel and get wet.
The Lincoln Children's Museum will keep the little ones very busy in a safe, educational environment.
- Lentz Center for Asian Culture
This museum showcases the diversity of Asian culture with its beautiful artifacts and unique collections of art. Exhibits include Asian musical instruments, carvings, paintings, sculpture and much more.
Some of the finest examples of Vietnamese artwork, Japanese painting, and the porcelain of China's Ming dynasty are here to enjoy. The museum, established in 1986, is an extension of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Nebraska Jazz Orchestra
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra has been performing for over 25 years. These musicians play a variety of big band compositions. They have produced several recordings and compositions with over 60 original arrangements.
The jazz orchestra, with a reputation for excellence throughout the U.S., participates in annual concert series and special events. They also present workshops and classes for students at the elementary and college levels.
Lincoln has a population of around 269726, of which 134978 (50%) are male and 134748 (49%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of Lincoln is 35.11, meaning that the average person is below the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 1 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).
Of Lincoln's 269726 residents, around 261755 (97.00%) identify as having a single race. The majority of the population is white, which consists of 86.20% of the population. Of the remaining population, 11781 are black/African Americans (4.40%), 1792 are native Americans (0.70%), 11756 are asians (4.40%), 207 are pacific islanders (0.10%), 3642 are other (1.40%).
The median income of households in Lincoln is $49840.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 6.80% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.
Lincoln, NE Zipcodes
The city of Lincoln has 22 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 68336, 68430, 68502, 68503, 68504, 68505, 68506, 68507, 68508, 68510, 68512, 68514, 68516, 68517, 68520, 68521, 68522, 68523, 68524, 68526, 68528, 68531.
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