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Lincoln, NE Metro Area


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2022 population: 342,448   ( 40,291 from 2010 , 2,225 from 2020)
Land area: 1409.0 square miles
Population density: 243.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:275,496 80.45% 7.3%
Black:13,4893.94% 39.1%
Indian:1,8710.55% 8.6%
Asian:15,2844.46% 51.3%
2+ races:9,5592.79% 48.3%
Hispanic:26,7497.81% 57.7%
Total non-White:66,95219.55% 47.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:8,808 12.9
Deaths:6,1009.0
Net Migration: -1,898-2.8
Net Immigration: 1,2721.9
Change in White population:18,642 6.2
Change in Non-White pop.:21,649 7.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
302,157
256,85485.01%
9,6953.21%
1,7230.57%
10,0993.34%
6,4452.13%
16,9575.61%
45,30314.99%

2000
266,787
238,14489.26%
6,9392.60%
1,4410.54%
7,3072.74%
3,9861.49%
8,6163.23%
28,64310.74%

1990
229,091
216,36894.45%
4,7922.09%
1,2220.53%
3,1451.37%
n/a
3,5641.56%
12,7235.55%

1980
208,673
199,36495.54%
3,3121.59%
9450.45%
2,1701.04%
n/a
2,7001.29%
9,3094.46%

1970
182,432
176,44196.72%
2,4131.32%
5260.29%
4750.26%
n/a
2,2171.22%
5,991 3.28%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
39,166 14.7
17,3456.5
4,3191.6
6,8282.6
18,710 7.0
16,660 6.2
1990's
NumberRate
34,138 14.9
17,2867.5
5,6312.5
4,8112.1
21,776 9.5
15,920 6.9
1980's
NumberRate
33,201 15.9
15,523 7.4
2,908 1.4
n/a
17,004 8.1
3,414 1.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
9,408 5.2
n/a
22,923 12.6
3,318 1.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Lincoln, NE Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
34.3
76,635 22.4%
265,813 77.6%
50,074 14.6%
136,445
2.39
81,433 59.7%
63,115 77.5%
7,511 9.2%
55,012 40.3%

2010
NumberPercent
32.9
69,863 23.1%
232,294 76.9%
33,646 11.1%
119,639
2.40
72,577 60.7%
56,523 77.9%
7,262 10.0%
47,062 39.3%

2000
NumberPercent
32.5
62,941 23.6%
203,846 76.4%
28,624 10.7%
105,259
2.41
65,599 62.3%
53,133 81.0%
6,037 9.2%
39,660 37.7%

1990
NumberPercent
30.9
54,985 24.0%
174,106 76.0%
25,788 11.3%
88,263
2.45
57,353 65.0%
47,784 83.3%
4,565 8.0%
30,910 35.0%

1980
NumberPercent
28.0
51,152 24.5%
157,521 75.5%
21,781 10.4%
77,124
2.53
51,929 67.3%
45,041 86.7%
3,504 6.7%
25,195 32.7%

2022 Housing Data for Lincoln, NE Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units143,266 
Median Value$238,354 
Occupied136,44595.2%
Vacant6,8214.8%
Owned81,81060.0%
Rented54,63540.0%
Median Rent$993 
Single-Family Units97,46068.0%
    Detached86,68560.5%
    Attached10,7757.5%
Buldings with 5+ Units34,87724.3%
Mobile Homes2,2891.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Lincoln, NE Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0005,8914.3%
$10,000 to $14,9993,9572.9%
$15,000 to $19,9994,2513.1%
$20,000 to $24,9994,7333.5%
$25,000 to $29,9995,5284.1%
$30,000 to $34,9995,8224.3%
$35,000 to $39,9995,6174.1%
$40,000 to $44,9995,7794.2%
$45,000 to $49,9995,6164.1%
$50,000 to $59,99910,5007.7%
$60,000 to $74,99914,11610.3%
$75,000 to $99,99918,68513.7%
$100,000 to $124,99914,54310.7%
$125,000 to $149,9999,7477.1%
$150,000 to $199,99911,2468.2%
$200,000 or more10,4147.6%
Median Household Income70,834 
Per Capita Income38,390 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.93 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI4,7213.5%
Public Assistance3,3632.5%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps11,9248.7%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed161,79278.6%
Unemployed5,3592.6%
In Armed Forces5660.3%
Total Labor Force167,71781.5%
Not in Labor Force38,01418.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 21.1%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector65,55350,97256.3%
Non-Profit6,80912,00936.2%
Self-Employed9,6696,54559.6%
Local Government5,0947,20341.4%
State Government8,3418,73548.8%
Federal Government2,0241,59655.9%
Total Private + Self75,22257,51756.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.22,26829,54343.0%
Total97,49087,06052.8%
Pct. Govt.17.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts30,69416.6%
Sales and Office Occupations37,94420.5%
Professional, Technical47,74625.8%
Service Occupations30,57116.5%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,1200.6%
All others37,78820.5%
White Collar 63.0%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance26,082279.2%
Educational services23,517251.7%
Retail trade20,320217.5%
Manufacturing17,099183.0%
Construction12,781136.8%
Finance and insurance12,282131.5%
Professional, scientific, technical11,585124.0%
Public administration11,458122.7%
Accommodation and food services10,217109.4%
Other services8,80894.3%
Transportation and warehousing7,33778.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.6,12665.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3,51137.6%
Wholesale trade3,43936.8%
Information3,24534.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3,13333.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,22523.8%
Utilities1,37314.7%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1151.2%
Management901.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Lincoln, NE Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican16,2864.79%
Puerto Rican1,0460.31%
Cuban7410.22%
Dominican3290.10%
Total Central American3,1320.92%
Costa Rican360.01%
Guatemalan1,5100.44%
Honduran1790.05%
Nicaraguan1020.03%
Panamanian580.02%
Salvadoran1,1710.34%
Other Central American760.02%
Total South American7750.23%
Argentinean520.02%
Bolivian80.00%
Chilean630.02%
Colombian2400.07%
Ecuadorian800.02%
Paraguayan100.00%
Peruvian1420.04%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan1540.05%
Other South American260.01%
Other Hispanic2,9560.87%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Vietnamese4,3771.29%
Indian2,0040.59%
Chinese1,7460.51%
Burmese1,3180.39%
Filipino7050.21%
Korean5000.15%
Malaysian2810.08%
Thai2730.08%
Japanese2730.08%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English283,09788.6%
Spanish13,5814.2%
Other Indo-European4,9241.5%
Vietnamese3,9831.2%
Other Asian3,2351.0%
Arabic3,0360.9%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic2,4520.8%
Chinese1,6620.5%
Other1,1620.4%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German108,60232.0%
Irish38,20011.2%
English30,4169.0%
Czech15,2314.5%
Swedish12,4183.7%
American12,1383.6%
Polish7,3332.2%
Norwegian6,0051.8%
European6,0041.8%
Italian5,8991.7%
French5,5241.6%
Dutch5,2781.6%
Danish5,0131.5%
Scottish4,3151.3%
Iraqi2,5140.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen326,06096.0%
Not a citizen13,6474.0%
Native312,44992.0%
Foreign-born27,2588.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Lincoln, NE Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
6,036 2.8%8,112 3.8%45,120 21.3%67,307 31.7%54,192 25.5%31,381 14.8%
  Average years of education: 14.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 6,036 2.8%
9-12 Years 8,112 3.8%
H.S. Grad or GED 45,120 21.3%
Some College 67,307 31.7%
Bach. Degree 54,192 25.5%
Grad Degree 31,381 14.8%
Average years of education: 14.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Lincoln, NE Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 265,378 259,560 5,818 2.2%
1991 270,520 264,068 6,452 2.4%
1992 275,330 268,270 7,060 2.6%
1993 279,952 273,198 6,754 2.4%
1994 285,454 279,178 6,276 2.2%
1995 292,786 286,280 6,506 2.2%
1996 301,674 294,538 7,136 2.4%
1997 305,310 298,938 6,372 2.1%
1998 307,672 301,182 6,490 2.1%
1999 309,382 302,304 7,078 2.3%
2000 312,916 305,586 7,330 2.3%
2001 320,024 311,422 8,602 2.7%
2002 320,764 310,484 10,280 3.2%
2003 326,850 315,038 11,812 3.6%
2004 330,048 318,624 11,424 3.5%
2005 330,454 318,930 11,524 3.5%
2006 330,526 321,400 9,126 2.8%
2007 332,632 323,524 9,108 2.7%
2008 337,092 327,012 10,080 3.0%
2009 337,824 323,238 14,586 4.3%
2010 342,156 327,510 14,646 4.3%
2011 345,976 332,136 13,840 4.0%
2012 352,414 340,056 12,358 3.5%
2013 354,736 342,702 12,034 3.4%
2014 353,868 343,374 10,494 3.0%
2015 353,810 344,448 9,362 2.6%
2016 357,566 347,664 9,902 2.8%
2017 359,320 349,770 9,550 2.7%
2018 368,332 358,784 9,548 2.6%
2019 373,964 363,778 10,186 2.7%
2020 371,716 355,992 15,724 4.2%
2021 375,156 365,328 9,828 2.6%
2022 378,574 370,216 8,358 2.2%
2023 381,420 373,366 8,054 2.1%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com