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Welcome to Lincoln ...
When the people of Lincoln refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lincolnite<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2018, Lincoln has a population of 287,401 people<2> (see below for details).
Lincoln was established in 1856.
The community of Lincoln was originally named Lancaster.
Lincoln is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Lincoln lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Lincoln: (402) and (531)<4>
The ZIP codes for Lincoln: 68501-68510, 68512, 68514, 68516, 68517, 68520-68524, 68526-68529, 68531, 68532, 68542, 68583, 68588<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Lincoln had a population of 258,379 people (which is 90.53% of the total population of Lancaster County). This makes Lincoln the county's most populous community.
The population of Lincoln represents 14.15% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 258,379 people, the population of Lincoln increased 14.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 225,581 people).
Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lincoln had an population of 287,401 people. This is an increase of 11.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.4% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Lincoln.
Communities near Lincoln ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Lincoln
Located in Saline County
Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Lincoln
Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Lincoln
Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Lincoln
Located in Seward County
Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Lincoln
Located in Cass County
Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lincoln
Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Lincoln
Located in Saunders County
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Lincoln
Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Lincoln
Located in Cass County
Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lincoln
Located in Otoe County
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lincoln.
Communities Also Named Lincoln ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 63 communities that are also named Lincoln - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Delaware, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (6), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (3), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lincoln.
Websites for Lincoln ...
Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lincoln:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lincoln ...
Looking for more information about Lincoln? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Lincoln, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lincoln.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Lincoln: www.lincoln.ne.gov/
The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancaster.ne.gov/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Jul 2019