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      Living in Lincoln, NE

      Lincoln, Nebraska is a highly populated city with a population of 273,018 inhabitants. At 86%, the majority of the Lincoln population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 4% Asian. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Lincoln residents is 32. 76% of the people in Lincoln (over the age of 15) are married and 59% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Living in Lincoln can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Nebraska, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. The best areas in Lincoln and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from commute, health & safety, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Nebraska and national averages.

      Lincoln, NE receives 83 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #7 in Nebraska and #667 in the USA. This is a great score, as Lincoln ranks well in multiple categories! Lincoln also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Lincoln ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A+), education (A-) and housing (A+). On a less positive note, Lincoln does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lincoln on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and exciting entertainment options. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Nebraska State Capitol, Sunken Gardens, and Lincoln Children's Zoo.

      The Lincoln unemployment rate (0.74%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. The result could lead to reduced poverty and inequality in the area, higher wages and increased economic growth.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Lincoln apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

      Lincoln real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Lincoln. The median home price for Lincoln homes is $150,200, which is 9.4% higher than the Nebraska average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lincoln, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 16% higher than the Nebraska average.

      Lincoln transportation information

      Statistic Lincoln Nebraska National
      Average one way commute19min18min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.7%81.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.2%9.4%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%0.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.2%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home5.1%4.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Lincoln, NE data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).