Lincoln County, NE

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2022 Population
34,532
1.07% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
1.44% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
0.0923% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,019
2.79% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$167,900
7.56% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,860
3.03% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lincoln County, NE had a population of 34.5k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $63,019. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln County, NE declined from 34,906 to 34,532, a −1.07% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,309 to $63,019, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.62%), White (Hispanic) (2.8%), Other (Hispanic) (2.55%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Lincoln County, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Lincoln County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NE are Mid-Plains Community College (181312) (398 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln County, NE was $167,900, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Lincoln County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, NE was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lincoln County, NE is home to a population of 34.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.53% of Lincoln County, NE residents were born outside of the country (872 people).

In 2022, there were 23.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.8k people) in Lincoln County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.25k Two+ (Hispanic) and 968 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Lincoln County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, NE was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.8k ± 84
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.25k ± 309
  3. White (Hispanic)
    968 ± 275
9.65%
Hispanic Population
3.33k people

In 2022, there were 23.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.8k people) in Lincoln County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.25k Two+ (Hispanic) and 968 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.65% of the people in Lincoln County, NE are hispanic (3.33k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lincoln County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
872 people
2.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
905 people

As of 2022, 2.53% of Lincoln County, NE residents (872 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, NE was 2.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    957 ± 200
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    374 ± 144
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    373 ± 127

Lincoln County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, NE employs 16.9k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,564 people), Transportation & Warehousing (2,376 people), and Retail Trade (2,369 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,590), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,775), and Transportation & Warehousing ($75,363).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.9k
2022 Value
± 903
−3.03%
1 Year decline
± 7.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, NE declined at a rate of −3.03%, from 17.4k employees to 16.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,923 people), Management Occupations (1,540 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,507 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.9k
2022 Value
± 903
−3.03%
1 Year decline
± 7.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, NE declined at a rate of −3.03%, from 17.4k employees to 16.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,564 people), Transportation & Warehousing (2,376 people), and Retail Trade (2,369 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,635
Median earning men ± $2,794
$30,545
Median earning women ± $2,069

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,856), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,578), and Public Administration ($71,696).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,982), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,650), and Public Administration ($38,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 447
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 303
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 231
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 76.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.01%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lincoln County, NE awarded 398 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 862 male students and 1,222 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, NE are White (310 and 81.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (45 and 11.8%), Two or More Races (12 and 3.16%), and Black or African American (10 and 2.63%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Mid-Plains Community College (181312) (398 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln County, NE are Liberal Arts & Sciences (202 and 50.8%), General Business Administration & Management (46 and 11.6%), and Registered Nursing (23 and 5.78%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,084 students enrolled in Lincoln County, NE, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,714 records, of which 59% were women and 41% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 202 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lincoln County, NE was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 202 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lincoln County, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
398 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mid-Plains Community College (181312) with 398 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 168 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln County, NE, which is 0.73 times less than the 230 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 310 degrees mean that there were 6.89 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($480) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, NE was $167,900 in 2022, which is 0.596 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $156,100 to $167,900, a 7.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, NE is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln County, NE have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, NE is $63,019. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, NE was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $82,212, followed by Census Tract 9597 and Census Tract 9598, with respective values of $81,607 and $75,147.

In 2022, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.98%.

Property

$167,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,132
$9,703
Median Property Taxes
±$617

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2022
58.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67% of the housing units in Lincoln County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9606
  2. Census Tract 9597
  3. Census Tract 9598

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, NE was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $82,212, followed by Census Tract 9597 and Census Tract 9598, with respective values of $81,607 and $75,147.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln County, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$63,019
Median Household Income
± $3,254
14.5k
Number of Households
± 849

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.5k households in Lincoln County, NE grew to $63,019 from the previous year's value of $61,309.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (86.8%)
  2. Carpooled (5.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.19%)

In 2022, 86.8% of workers in Lincoln County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.91%) and those who worked at home (3.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, NE have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.7% of the workforce in Lincoln County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, NE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.98%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, NE (3.7k out of 33.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.2% of the children was living in poverty in Lincoln County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 274 in Lincoln County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 95.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.2% of the population of Lincoln County, NE has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NE see 2054 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.773% decrease from the previous year (2070 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 358 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,054 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, NE

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NE see an average of 2,054 patients per year. This represents a 0.773% decrease from the previous year (2,070 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.81%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
13.4%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, NE declined by 12.6% from 8.93% to 7.81%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.7 in Lincoln County, NE.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.6% in Lincoln County, NE.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.48% in Lincoln County, NE.

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