• 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.

EDUCATION

  • 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

TRANSPORTATION

  • Hub of railway and highway systems
  • Served by Amtrack, 1 bus line and 4 airlines
  • Lincoln Municipal Airport
  • StarTran provides city bus transportation

EMPLOYERS

  • 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.