A mid-size city located in Nebraska, Lincoln has a population of approximately 276,000. There is a surplus of opportunities for young adults (15-24), who account for a larger portion of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%). At an average age of just under 36, the city's population skews notably younger than most cities in Nebraska. Most Lincoln residents own their homes, and 43% of residents rent. The average rent of $843/month is roughly the same as the state average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Lincoln has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%). Further, 15% possess a Bachelor's degree and 7% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. If you're looking for diverse career options, Lincoln has you covered. The four most common industries are healthcare, retail, education, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $67K, Lincoln workers take home about the same as their peers elsewhere in Nebraska. However, Lincoln compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Lincoln residents have an average commute of about 20 minutes. Many residents (49%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation isn't used much. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number surpasses the national average.