Community Profile

Lincoln is a growing community. In the past decade, Lincoln’s overall population has grown by 51,284 residents, or 23%. Since 2005, Lincoln’s growth rate of the youngest and oldest populations has outpaced that of the working age population. Lincoln is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse: Lincoln’s White-only (non-Hispanic/Latino) population has dropped from comprising 87% of Lincoln’s overall population in 2005 to now comprising 81%. Compared to other cities across the United States, Lincoln is in the top third for overall well-being.

Lincoln Has Grown 23% Since 2005

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Lincoln’s Oldest and Youngest Populations Have Had the Highest Growth Rates

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Lincoln’s Growth is Attributable to People Moving to Lincoln

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Lincoln Newcomers are Young, White Adults with Higher Rates of Poverty

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Lincoln’s Non-White Population Has Increased 87% Since 2005

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Lincoln Ranks in the Top Third of Cities in the U.S. for Well-Being

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Lincoln’s peer themed cities identified by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- denotes cities Lincoln is like in four areas

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Footnotes

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