- Population is 265,000
- Area of city covers approximately 75 square miles
- Altitude is 1,167 feet
- One-day drive from Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and St Louis
- Home to state, county and city government and is located in Lancaster County. The city has a Mayor-Council form of Government. The elected City Council legislative body is composed of seven members. The administration of city business is performed under the direction of the mayor who serves a four-year term.
Religious needs are met by over 165 churches and 2 Synagogues.
- The University of Nebraska: 25,000 students
- Nebraska Wesleyan University: 1,800 students
- Union College: 900 students
- Southeast Community College-Lincoln: >3,500 full and part time students
- Kaplan University: 600 students
- Lincoln Public Schools: 37,000 pupils enrolled in 39 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and 6 senior high schools
- Approximately 8,000 students attend more than 25 private and parochial schools
- Hub of railway and highway systems
- Served by Amtrack, 1 bus line and 4 airlines
- Lincoln Municipal Airport
- StarTran provides city bus transportation
- Largest employers include:
Public: State Government and the University of Nebraska.
Private: Bryan/LGH Medical Center, Crete Carrier Corporation.
- Private business is strong in the service/trade and manufacturing with printing / publishing, insurance and pharmaceutical manufacturing as major employers.
- Lancaster County had an average annual unemployment rate of 3.3 percent.
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION
- Range from an average high of 90 degrees to an average low of 66.3 degrees F. in July.
- Range from a high of 32 degrees to an average low of 10.1 degrees F. in January.
- Average yearly measurable precipitation is 29 inches.