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Lincoln County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2019: 35,628 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 34,632 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,273
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,843
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,743
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,909 (it was 4,333 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 2564 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (15.6%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lincoln County, NE (2019)
    • 31,01087.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,2099.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4481.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3801.1%Two or more races
    • 3190.9%Asian alone
    • 1200.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 190.05%Some other race alone
    • 170.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Males: 17,511  (49.2%)
Females: 18,117  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,537 ($36,568 in 1999)
This county:

$61,537
Nebraska:

$63,229

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $643 (lower quartile is $476, upper quartile is $774)
This county:

$643
State:

$714


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $154,521 (it was $77,300 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$154,521
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,867 - $239,150
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,270
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $544

Institutionalized population: 392

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 97
  • Auto thefts: 8

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 27
  • Thefts: 81
  • Auto thefts: 6
Lincoln County, NE map from a distance

Health of residents in Lincoln County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
68.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
45.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
50.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
64.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 206 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Health of residents in Lincoln County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
70.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
68.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
63.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 100 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 1998: 103 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 1999: 133 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2000: 109 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2001: 105 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2002: 110 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2003: 123 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2004: 114 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2005: 130 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2006: 127 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2007: 80 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2008: 64 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2009: 45 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $210,700
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2015: 60 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2016: 59 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2017: 47 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2018: 42 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2019: 40 buildings, average cost: $190,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Lincoln, NE residents
Average permit cost in Lincoln, NE
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,522 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,469 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Lincoln, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lincoln, NE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lincoln, NE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.8%
Lincoln County:

8.8%
Nebraska:

9.9%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.6% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.4 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 42.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 31.5 years old, American Indian residents: 62.1 years old, Asian residents: 43.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.2 years old, Other race residents: 29.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $412 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $524 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $642 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Platte, Sutherland, Hershey, Brady, Wallace, Maxwell, Wellfleet.

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lincoln County: Four Winds Country Club (A), Smeed (B), Kimball (C), Oliver Reservoir Camping Area (D), Kimball Eastbound Travel Information Center (E), Kimball Rest Area (F), Ostgren Ranch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dix Cemetery (1), Bushnell Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bennet Reservoir (A), Bennett Reservoir (B), Yung South Reservoir (C), Yung North Reservoir (D), Long Reservoir (E), Lukassen Reservoir (F), James Reservoir Number 2 (G), Johnson Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lincoln County include: Lodgepole Wayside Park (1), Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area (2), Nebraska Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Newport County, Rhode Island , Daggett County, Utah , Sedgwick County, Colorado , Saunders County , Williams County, Ohio .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
Nebraska:

2.7%

Unemployment by year in Lincoln, NE
County total employment by year in Lincoln, NE
County average yearly wages by year in Lincoln, NE

Current college students: 1,332
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,029 (50.4% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

2.9%
Whole state:

7.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3872010 or later
  • 2212000 to 2009
  • 1251990 to 1999
  • 531980 to 1989
  • 561970 to 1979
  • 101Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.2%

Lincoln County marital status for males Lincoln County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,197
  • One, attached: 607
  • Two: 643
  • 3 or 4: 253
  • 5 to 9: 470
  • 10 to 19: 356
  • 20 to 49: 310
  • 50 or more: 884
  • Mobile homes: 1,345

Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 5,825 (70 second mortgage, 264 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,325

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lincoln County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,9836
Mainline Protestant6,52115
Evangelical Protestant5,57429
Other1,1685
None16,042-
Lincoln County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Lincoln County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lincoln County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

8.5%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

31.0%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.8%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 1594 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $301,231
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $245.25
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.43%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $286,157
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $112,748
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.28%
Corn for grain: 146599 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 23603 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20216 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Lincoln County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 14168319.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 415% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 556.8 miles away from Lincoln County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 264.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 382.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 4/10/2018 at 11:41:09, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4521, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4420, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2015 to June 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4225: June 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3323: June 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 3323, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4013: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4013, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1924: July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2009 to June 26, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1853: July 31, 2009, FEMA Id: 1853, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 28, 2007 to June 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1714: July 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1714, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 19, 2006 to January 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1674: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1674, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lincoln

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,464 (85.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,371 (7.6%)
  • Bus: 90 (0.5%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 4 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 147 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 406 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 511 (2.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (21%)
  • Korea (14%)
  • Pakistan (10%)
  • Ukraine (7%)
  • Ethiopia (6%)
  • Other Caribbean (5%)
  • Ghana (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lincoln County


  • German (23%)
  • American (16%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Danish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Lincoln County, Nebraska in 2000:

  • 313 people in nursing homes
  • 152 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 65 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 54 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Lincoln County, Nebraska in 2010:

  • 317 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 159 people in college/university student housing
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,749.

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Nebraska average:

6.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($23,494 average AGI)
2.71% relocated from other states ($24,976 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.71%
Nebraska average:

2.81%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lancaster County, NE  0.37% ($28,686 average AGI)
from Dawson County, NE  0.30% ($34,366)
from Douglas County, NE  0.25% ($46,000)
from Keith County, NE  0.22% ($35,200)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Nebraska average:

6.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.14% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($28,312 average AGI)
2.52% relocated to other states ($23,814 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.52%
Nebraska average:

2.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  0.61% ($47,333 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.37% ($71,137)
to Buffalo County, NE  0.20% ($27,556)
to Dawson County, NE  0.19% ($40,885)
to Keith County, NE  0.18% ($34,360)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,240 (5,192 aged, 1,048 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 888 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lincoln County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (483)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (440)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (406)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (379)
  • Unspecified dementia (216)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (206)
  • Congestive heart failure (204)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (176)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (127)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (83)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.86
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,603
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 280
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,816

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,316
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 151.9. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,628
  • Male householders: 8,050 (2,414 living alone), Female householders: 7,044 (2,056 living alone)
  • 7,852 spouses (7,779 opposite-sex spouses), 1,086 unmarried partners, (1,082 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,814 children (8,109 natural, 223 adopted, 478 stepchildren), 545 grandchildren, 202 brothers or sisters, 101 parents, 183 foster children, 547 other relatives, 440 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 777

Size of family households: 4,775 2-persons, 1,940 3-persons, 1,783 4-persons, 830 5-persons, 191 6-persons, 232 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,653 1-person, 621 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 23 4-persons.

5,744 married couples with children.
1,630 single-parent households (375 men, 1,255 women).

94.5% of residents of Lincoln speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (2% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $208,737,000 ($5,967 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,168,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $103,098,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $35,669,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,385,000
Federal grants: $34,767,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,533,000 ($259,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,285,000 ($3,226,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,127,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,943,000
Federal Government insurance: $366,611,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,501
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,824
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +105
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +266
Here +7 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.05 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • 3182014 or later
  • 3622010 to 2013
  • 1,7002000 to 2009
  • 1,7061990 to 1999
  • 9421980 to 1989
  • 3,6781970 to 1979
  • 1,8391960 to 1969
  • 2,0901950 to 1959
  • 1,4481940 to 1949
  • 2,8281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • 231 room
  • 202 rooms
  • 1783 rooms
  • 9034 rooms
  • 1,6275 rooms
  • 2,0526 rooms
  • 1,8817 rooms
  • 1,3418 rooms
  • 2,0979+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • 4711 room
  • 2952 rooms
  • 7513 rooms
  • 1,2434 rooms
  • 1,0385 rooms
  • 4886 rooms
  • 3027 rooms
  • 1668 rooms
  • 1859+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • 18no bedroom
  • 2051 bedroom
  • 2,0162 bedrooms
  • 4,6503 bedrooms
  • 2,3554 bedrooms
  • 8835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • 470no bedroom
  • 9731 bedroom
  • 1,9072 bedrooms
  • 1,2623 bedrooms
  • 2514 bedrooms
  • 1005+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 179no vehicle
  • 1,7111 vehicle
  • 4,3872 vehicles
  • 2,3743 vehicles
  • 8894 vehicles
  • 6365+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 738no vehicle
  • 2,4141 vehicle
  • 1,1412 vehicles
  • 4703 vehicles
  • 1124 vehicles
  • 735+ vehicles

83.7% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Nebraska.

Lincoln County:

83.7%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,649
  • Other state: 9,690
  • Northeast: 593
  • Midwest: 3,045
  • South: 1,692
  • West: 4,552
Year householders moved into unit in Lincoln County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 58.6%Utility gas
  • 28.7%Electricity
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.1%Utility gas
  • 45.0%Electricity
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 466
Here:

12.1%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 213
Here:

11.5%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 126
Here:

11.4%
Nebraska:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lincoln County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,114,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,272,000
    Regular Highways: $74,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,088,000
    General - Other: $4,961,000
    Police Protection: $2,482,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,706,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,211,000
    Financial Administration: $919,000
    Central Staff Services: $648,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $349,000
    General Public Buildings: $348,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $140,000
    Corrections - Other: $129,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $97,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $75,000
    Health - Other: $68,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $570,000
    Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $474,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,005,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $246,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,831,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,073,000
    Other: $951,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,582,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,370,000
    Death and Gift: $848,000

Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,114,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,272,000
    Regular Highways: $74,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,088,000
    General - Other: $4,961,000
    Police Protection: $2,482,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,706,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,211,000
    Financial Administration: $919,000
    Central Staff Services: $648,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $349,000
    General Public Buildings: $348,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $140,000
    Corrections - Other: $129,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $97,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $75,000
    Health - Other: $68,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $570,000
    Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $474,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,005,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $246,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,831,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,073,000
    Other: $951,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,582,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,370,000
    Death and Gift: $848,000

Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,114,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,272,000
    Regular Highways: $74,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,088,000
    General - Other: $4,961,000
    Police Protection: $2,482,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,706,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,211,000
    Financial Administration: $919,000
    Central Staff Services: $648,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $349,000
    General Public Buildings: $348,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $140,000
    Corrections - Other: $129,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $97,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $75,000
    Health - Other: $68,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $570,000
    Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $474,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,005,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $246,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,831,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,073,000
    Other: $951,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,582,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,370,000
    Death and Gift: $848,000

Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,114,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,272,000
    Regular Highways: $74,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,088,000
    General - Other: $4,961,000
    Police Protection: $2,482,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,706,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,211,000
    Financial Administration: $919,000
    Central Staff Services: $648,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $349,000
    General Public Buildings: $348,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $140,000
    Corrections - Other: $129,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $97,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $75,000
    Health - Other: $68,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $570,000
    Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $474,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,005,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $246,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,831,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,073,000
    Other: $951,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,582,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,370,000
    Death and Gift: $848,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 600
  • Number of aged recipients: 45
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 555
  • Number of recipients under 18: 82
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 428
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 90
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 267
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 231
Most common first names in Lincoln County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17676.8 years
William16275.9 years
Mary16079.5 years
Robert15473.5 years
Charles11976.4 years
James11573.1 years
George10977.5 years
Helen9481.2 years
Dorothy9278.7 years
Donald8072.2 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10376.7 years
Smith9275.7 years
Miller6876.8 years
Anderson6878.9 years
Nelson5180.1 years
Brown4775.6 years
Thompson3779.5 years
Young3677.5 years
Moore3576.9 years
Hansen3580.8 years
Businesses in Lincoln County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Alco Stores1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Burger King1Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1New Balance3
Chevrolet1Nike6
Cold Stone Creamery1Nissan1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quality1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Famous Footwear1RadioShack1
FedEx6Ramada1
Ford1Rodeway Inn1
GNC1Ruby Tuesday1
GameStop1SAS Shoes1
Goodwill2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Sears1
Hilton1Staples1
Holiday Inn1Starbucks1
Honda1Super 81
JCPenney1U-Haul2
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York1UPS9
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
La Quinta1Village Inn1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1

Lincoln County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"