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The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River....

. Lincoln is also the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Lancaster County
Lancaster County, Nebraska
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 250,291 people, 99,187 households, and 60,702 families residing in the county. The population density was 298 people per square mile . There were 104,217 housing units at an average density of 124 per square mile...

 and the home of the University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a public research university located in the city of Lincoln in the U.S. state of Nebraska...

. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379.

Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster, and became the county seat of the newly created Lancaster County
Lancaster County, Nebraska
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 250,291 people, 99,187 households, and 60,702 families residing in the county. The population density was 298 people per square mile . There were 104,217 housing units at an average density of 124 per square mile...

 in 1859. The capital of Nebraska Territory
Nebraska Territory
The Territory of Nebraska was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854, until March 1, 1867, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Nebraska. The Nebraska Territory was created by the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854...

 had been Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

 since the creation of the territory in 1854; however, most of the territory's population lived south of the Platte River
Platte River
The Platte River is a major river in the state of Nebraska and is about long. Measured to its farthest source via its tributary the North Platte River, it flows for over . The Platte River is a tributary of the Missouri River, which in turn is a tributary of the Mississippi River which flows to...

. After much of the territory south of the Platte considered annexation to Kansas
Kansas
Kansas is a US state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south...

, the legislature voted to move the capital south of the river and as far west as possible. The village of Lancaster was chosen, in part due to the salt flats and marsh
Marsh
In geography, a marsh, or morass, is a type of wetland that is subject to frequent or continuous flood. Typically the water is shallow and features grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, other herbaceous plants, and moss....

es.

Omaha interests attempted to derail the move by having Lancaster renamed after the recently assassinated President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and...

. Many of the people south of the river had been sympathetic to the Confederate
Confederate States of America
The Confederate States of America was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by 11 Southern slave states of the United States of America that had declared their secession from the U.S...

 cause in the recently concluded Civil War, and it was assumed that the legislature would not pass the measure if the future capital were named after Lincoln. The ploy did not work, as Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and became the state capital upon Nebraska's admission to the Union on March 1, 1867. The choice to name the capital city "Lincoln" caused quite a stir among constituents, whose sentiments were mixed regarding who should have won the Civil War.

Geography


Lincoln is located at 40°48′35"N 96°40′31"W (40.809868, −96.675345). According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 75.4 square miles (195.3 km²). 74.6 square miles (193.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (0.98%) is water.

Lincoln is one of the few large cities of Nebraska not located along either the Platte River
Platte River
The Platte River is a major river in the state of Nebraska and is about long. Measured to its farthest source via its tributary the North Platte River, it flows for over . The Platte River is a tributary of the Missouri River, which in turn is a tributary of the Mississippi River which flows to...

 or the Missouri River
Missouri River
The Missouri River flows through the central United States, and is a tributary of the Mississippi River. It is the longest river in North America and drains the third largest area, though only the thirteenth largest by discharge. The Missouri's watershed encompasses most of the American Great...

. The city was originally laid out near Salt Creek and among the nearly flat saline
Salinity
Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water. It is a general term used to describe the levels of different salts such as sodium chloride, magnesium and calcium sulfates, and bicarbonates...

 wetland
Wetland
A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with water either permanently or seasonally. Wetlands are categorised by their characteristic vegetation, which is adapted to these unique soil conditions....

s of northern Lancaster County. The city's growth over the years has led to development of the surrounding land, much of which is composed of gently rolling hills. In recent years, Lincoln's northward growth has encroached on the habitat of the endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle
Salt Creek tiger beetle
The Salt Creek tiger beetle, Cicindela nevadica lincolniana, is a critically endangered subspecies of tiger beetle endemic to the saline wetlands of northern Lancaster County, Nebraska, adjacent to and immediately to the north of the city of Lincoln. It is a predatory insect, using its mandibles...

.

Metropolitan area


The Lincoln metropolitan area
Lincoln metropolitan area
The Lincoln Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in Nebraska, anchored by the city of Lincoln...

 consists of Lancaster County and Seward County
Seward County, Nebraska
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 16,496 people, 6,013 households, and 4,215 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile . There were 6,428 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile...

, which was added to the metropolitan area in 2003. Lincoln has very little development outside its city limits and has no contiguous suburbs (the largest town that can be considered a suburb of Lincoln is Waverly
Waverly, Nebraska
Waverly is a city in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,448 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Waverly is located at ....

.) This is due primarily to the fact that most land that would otherwise be developed as a suburban town has already been annexed by the city of Lincoln itself.

Neighborhoods



  • Arnold Heights: Located in far northwest Lincoln, this neighborhood, also known as Airpark, began as base housing for the adjacent Lincoln Air Force Base
    Lincoln Air Force Base
    Lincoln Air National Guard Base, previously Lincoln Air Force Base, is a Nebraska Air National Guard installation located approximately northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska. The facility is a joint use civil airport/military base with the Lincoln Airport which provides airline, charter and general...

     during the Cold War. The area originally consisted of 1,000 housing units and was annexed by Lincoln in 1966, after the base closed. All 1,000 units were originally managed by the Lincoln Housing Authority, but about half of the homes in the neighborhood have been sold to private owners. The area was also formerly known as both "Capehart Housing" when completed in 1960 (north housing) and the "Military Construction Area" when built during 1956 (south housing). Additional housing subdivisions were built in the area in the 1980s and 1990s. More recent additions include a mix of duplexes and single family homes of various sizes, an IGA grocery store, and a strip mall. As of May 2009, the area is continually being developed.

  • Belmont: The Belmont neighborhood lies just north of Cornhusker Highway and south of Superior Street between Interstate 180 and 14th Street.

  • Bethany
    Bethany, Nebraska
    Bethany is a neighborhood and former village in the northeast region of the city of Lincoln, Nebraska....

    :
    Bethany is located along Cotner Blvd. and Holdrege St. Originally laid out as a separate village by the Disciples of Christ, it was annexed by Lincoln in the late 1920s.

  • Capitol Beach: This area is north of West O Street, just west of Downtown, and North of BNSF's Hobson Yard. It is home to Capitol Beach Lake, and Lakeview Elementary School.

  • Clinton: Located north of 27th and O Streets, Clinton is the target of ongoing revitalization efforts by the City.

  • College View: College View is located along 48th St. and near Calvert St., adjacent to and surrounding the Union College
    Union College (Nebraska)
    Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska is a four-year coeducational college owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Midwest. It opened in 1891.T.R.M...

     campus. Originally College View was a separate village. The area is anchored by Union College but has many buildings resembling those of a small town. This business area serves the college and surrounding neighborhood. It has an eclectic mix of mostly local businesses.

  • Cripple Creek (Cripple Creek North) North of Pine Lake Blvd., this neighborhood is a fairly new one, with several middle to upper-class homes.


  • Downtown: Lincoln's business district has a mix of offices, bars, restaurants and some retail. Events, housing, and other information about Downtown Lincoln can be found on the Downtown Lincoln Association's website at www.downtownlincoln.org.

  • East Campus Located just south of the University of Nebraska East Campus, from Holdrege to Vine and from 33rd to 48th Street, this neighborhood includes a historic district, commonly referred to as "Professor Row," and McAdams Park, which borders the Mo-Pac bike trail.

  • Eastridge Developed during the city's eastward expansion and development of the Gateway Mall as the nucleus of Lincoln's retail as the department stores were closing downtown and opening there. It contains mostly single-level, ranch style homes with build on garages and has maintained a well-kept appearance by residents.

  • Everett Located near downtown Lincoln, from 9th to 13th Streets between G Street and South Street. The area is known for its historic apartment buildings and converted houses.

  • Fallbrook: Located east of the airport and north of I-80, this new, developing community features office parks, diverse housing, and a town center, all growing rapidly only five minutes from downtown.

  • Fox Hollow: Located in southeast Lincoln, from 70th to 84th Streets between Van Dorn Street and Pioneers Boulevard. Middle to upper class neighborhoods near Holmes Lake. Fox Hollow is a planned subdivision and was constructed during the 1970s to present.

  • Gaslight Village

  • Havelock: Havelock is located along Havelock Ave. east of 56th St. in northeast Lincoln; originally a separate town. It has many shops and restaurants and its own farmers market on Tuesday afternoons.

  • Hartley: One of Lincoln's earliest suburbs, Hartley is located east of the downtown proper, east of 27th St and north of O St. It is a mainly residential neighborhood of houses built 1890–1940.

  • Hawley: Located directly east of UNL's downtown campus, the Hawley Historic District is home to a diverse population living in houses built in the early 20th century. Many of its houses were demolished to make way for the antelope creek valley project and many of the lower income and non-working population is shifting eastward, causing a housing strain and significant increase($50-$100/month increase within a two year period) in rental housing rates throughout the city due to the increased demand.

  • Haymarket: One of Lincoln's oldest neighborhoods, the Haymarket is a historic warehouse and industrial district. In recent decades, it has become a dining, specialty shopping, and urban living district, with a variety of visual and performing arts and nightlife. The Haymarket has a weekly, Saturday morning, farmer's market from May to October. With the growth of both local and national shops increasing, the area has gained importance and seen various recent redevelopments. The area's website can be found at www.historichaymarket.info.

  • Highlands: The Highlands is a newer residential neighborhood in northwest Lincoln, located north of I-80
    Interstate 80
    Interstate 80 is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States, following Interstate 90. It is a transcontinental artery running from downtown San Francisco, California to Teaneck, New Jersey in the New York City Metropolitan Area...

     and near Lincoln Airport.

  • Historic Bungalow District The Historic Bungalow District is the neighborhood also known as Woods Park and is bound by 33rd Street to the East, 27th street to the West, "A" Street to the South, and "O" Street to the North. Some state the West boundary to be further west by only a few blocks. It is known for the large number of Bungalow style homes built around the 1910s and 1920s. Named for the large park in the area, Woods Park, the neighborhood is centrally located and contains a great deal of architecturally unique homes. This neighborhood is also home to the Lincoln Children's Zoo
    Lincoln Children's Zoo
    The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a privately funded zoo located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The zoo is open from April 15 through October 15 each year....

     (formerly Folsom Children's Zoo) & Botanical Gardens, a major tourist attraction.

  • Huskerville: A now non-existent neighborhood built north of Arnold Heights. Constructed during World War II, Huskerville was once the Lincoln Army Air Field hospital area from 1942 until 1945. After the war the area was converted into college housing and was most noted for a polio outbreak in 1952. The area was either removed or demolished in the late 1960s. The chapel, now protected by the National Register of Historic Places
    National Register of Historic Places
    The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

    , is all that remains of Huskerville. A new development is underway here however including the construction of a new elementary school as of 2009.
  • Indian Village: The Indian Village neighborhood is located from Van Dorn St. on the north to Highway 2 on the south, from 9th St on the west to 20th St on the east. Many of the Streets in the area are named in honor of Native American Tribes. The Indian Village Shopping Center is a centrally located commercial block.

  • Irvingdale: The Irvingdale neighborhood is located from South St. on the North, and Van Dorn on the South, from 9th St from the west to 22nd St on the east. The neighborhood has a mix of homes built in the early 1900s to more modern homes built in the 1950s, and is home to Irving Middle School, and the Stransky Park concert series.

  • Meadowlane 66th to 84th from O St to Vine St and 70th to 84th from Vine St to Holdrege St.

  • Near South The Near South neighborhood is located from G Street on the north to South Street on the south, and from 13th Street from the west to 27th on the east. The neighborhood is home to many of Lincoln's grand historic homes and is currently experiencing a strong revitalization effort by the neighborhood association and city officials. Many home-owners are reconverting properties that were once divided into apartments back into single-family homes. The areas is also popular among college students and artists. The area is spotted with various homes of significant historical and architectural value. The area is widespread and architecturally diverse with a variety of sizes and values of homes. It houses some of what is considered the worst(west of Lincoln High and east of the capitol) and nicest (Mount Emerald Historic District) within blocks of each other. The area has many places of worship including historic First Plymouth, whose bell tower can be seen and heard from miles away. The Near South features coffee shops, restaurants, banks, and many other businesses. It is also home to a communal garden called Sunken Gardens
    Sunken Gardens (Nebraska)
    The Sunken Gardens was constructed during the winter of 1930-31. It was a project for unemployed men during the depression. Parts of the land were donated to the city of Lincoln, NE by Mr. Henry H. and Mrs. Sarah H. Frey in 1906 and J.C. Seacrest in 1930. In the beginning it was called the "Rock...

    .

  • North Bottoms: Directly north of UNL's downtown campus, the North Bottoms is an area in the floodplain of Salt Creek that holds many smaller houses now rented by a large number of UNL students. Its proximity to Memorial stadium combined with a high student population makes it one of the main tailgating headquarters during NE college football home games. It was originally the northern part of the "German" or "Russian" bottoms settled by Volga-German refugees from Russia.

  • Piedmont Higher-end neighborhood in what is now the middle of Lincoln(and was then the eastern fringe). The area is known for its many unique and custom homes encompassing many embellished architectural styles and large lot sizes. There is also a park and community shopping district of the same namesake nearby, though the shopping district has been known for a high percentage of vacancies for the past 20 years.

  • The Ridge Located in Southwest Lincoln north of 27th St. and Pine lake road. This neighborhood contains many large, high priced homes.

  • Salt Valley

  • Seven Oaks

  • Sheridan: This neighborhood is located along and around Sheridan Boulevard in south-central Lincoln. Known for its beautiful homes, this neighborhood is very exclusive in parts and features many old, expensive homes along, arguably, the most beautifully landscaped street in town. It was the first addition to Lincoln that stepped away from the "grid pattern" into the winding side streets that characterize most modern residential areas. It is listed under the National Registrar of Historic Places as the "Boulevards" district.

  • South Bottoms: South of the Haymarket district, the South Bottoms, like the North Bottoms, was a neighborhood founded by Germans from Russia. Today, the neighborhood is noted for its architecture, bike paths, and family atmosphere. The low-density residential zoning, small historic houses, and proximity to the downtown, has made the area highly desirable for young families, downtown professionals, and retirees. Part of the original plate of Lincoln, the area is within walking distance to the Haymarket district and contains some of the oldest residences in the town with several dating from the 1870's. The area is also known for its many small churches, Lincoln's first park(Cooper Park), and the proximity to the trains and salt creek.

  • University Place: University Place is located along 48th St. between Leighton Ave. and Adams St., near Nebraska Wesleyan University
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private, coeducational university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was founded in 1887 by Nebraska Methodists. As of 2007, it has 1,600 full-time students and 300 faculty and staff. The school teaches in the tradition of a liberal arts college education....

     and UNL's East Campus. It was an incorporated community before its annexation by Lincoln in 1926. The has its own historic shopping district and is characterized by homes with wrap around porches near the University's Old Main. The town has a 10k+ population base within the historic 68504 zip code.

  • Village Gardens: South of 56th and Pine Lake, this "pedestrian-style"(though distant from the city nucleus), contemporary neighborhood features diverse housing styles and a European-style shopping center in development, boasting a hotel, art and culinary classes, and a church. Still in development, this new neighborhood is anchored to the North by Campbell's Nursery next to the shopping center. The concept is essentially the same as the existing layout of older areas such as Hartley, which were designed to be within walking distance of everything essential. Only by building new and on the opposite side of town, however, the higher costs and location essentially discriminate out working-class minorities and furthers the movement of wealth away from the older areas essentially contributing to urban decay.

  • Williamsburg: Located at 40th and Old Cheney, this upscale neighborhood has a colonial style shopping center and many parks, trails, and apartments. Though designed to reflect colonial style architecture, the area is known more so for the 1990's take on colonialism with homogeneous looking buildings of false shutters, white vinyl trim, and uniformed brick facades. Strict codes make it difficult for people unfamiliar with the area to find shops/restaurants.

  • West Lincoln: Located along West Cornhusker Hwy., the area was founded in 1887 and was an incorporated community before its annexation by Lincoln in 1966.

Parks


Lincoln has an extensive park system, with over 100 individual parks. The largest parks in Lincoln's park system are: Antelope Park
(which contains the Lincoln Children's Zoo
Lincoln Children's Zoo
The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a privately funded zoo located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The zoo is open from April 15 through October 15 each year....

 and the Sunken Gardens
Sunken Gardens (Nebraska)
The Sunken Gardens was constructed during the winter of 1930-31. It was a project for unemployed men during the depression. Parts of the land were donated to the city of Lincoln, NE by Mr. Henry H. and Mrs. Sarah H. Frey in 1906 and J.C. Seacrest in 1930. In the beginning it was called the "Rock...

), Woods Park, Holmes Park, Oak Lake Park, Pioneers Park and Pioneers Park Nature Center, Tierra Park, and Wilderness Park. The parks are connected by a 159 km (98.8 mi) system of recreational trails. The MoPac Trail
MoPac Trail
The MoPac Trail is a rail trail in Nebraska. It is a bicycling, equestrian and walking trail built on an abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad corridor which runs for 26 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska to Wabash, Nebraska.-History:...

 extends through Lincoln.

Climate


Lincoln, located on the Great Plains far from the moderating influence of mountains or large bodies of water, possesses a highly variable four-season humid continental climate
Humid continental climate
A humid continental climate is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters....

 (Koppen
Köppen climate classification
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by Crimea German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen himself, notably in 1918 and 1936...

 Dfa): winters are cold but relatively dry, summers are hot and occasionally humid. With little precipitation falling during winter, precipitation is concentrated in the warmer months, when thunderstorms frequently roll in, often producing tornadoes. Snow tends to fall in light amounts, though blizzards are possible. Snow cover is not very reliable due to both the dryness and the frequent thaws during winter.

Monthly averages range from 22.4 °F (-5.3 °C) in January to 77.8 °F (25.4 °C) in July. However, the city is subject both to episodes of bitter cold in winter and heat waves during summer, with 14 nights below 0 °F (-18 °C), 40 days above 90 °F (32 °C), and 5 days above 100 °F (38 °C). Temperature extremes have ranged from −33 °F in January 1974 to 108 °F (42 °C) in July 1995.

Law and government


Lincoln has a mayor-council government. The mayor and a seven-member city council
City council
A city council or town council is the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality or local government area.-Australia & NZ:Because of the differences in legislation between the States, the exact definition of a City Council varies...

 are selected in nonpartisan
Nonpartisan
In political science, nonpartisan denotes an election, event, organization or person in which there is no formally declared association with a political party affiliation....

 elections. Four members are elected from city council districts; the remaining three members are elected at-large. Lincoln's health, personnel, and planning departments are joint city/county agencies; most city and Lancaster County offices are located in the County/City Building.

Since Lincoln is the state capital, many Nebraska state agencies and offices are located in Lincoln, as are several United States Government agencies and offices. The city lies within the Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools is the only public school district in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is the second largest of Nebraska's 596 school districts, surpassed only by Omaha Public Schools. LPS educates more than 35,000 students in 57 schools....

 school district; the primary law enforcement agency for the city is the Lincoln Police Department
Lincoln Police Department
The Lincoln Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the city of Lincoln, Nebraska. It has just over 300 police officers serving a population of 239,000 and an area of . The police per capita rate is a relatively low 1.34 officers per 1,000 people , and the violent crime rate...

. The Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department
Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department
The Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Lincoln, Nebraska. It was founded on February 9, 1872 consisting of one steam engine, two horse drawn carts, 40 to 50 men, and paraphanelia to outfit a bucket brigade...

 shoulders the city's fire fighting and ambulatory services while outlying areas of the city are supported by volunteer fire fighting units.

The city's public library
Public library
A public library is a library that is accessible by the public and is generally funded from public sources and operated by civil servants. There are five fundamental characteristics shared by public libraries...

 system is Lincoln City Libraries
Lincoln City Libraries
Lincoln City Libraries is the official public library system in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. There are eight total branches.The main location is Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln's downtown area, which includes three floors and a basement. Bennett Martin is also home to Polley Music Library and...

, which has eight branches. Lincoln City Libraries circulates more than three million items per year to the residents of Lincoln and Lancaster County. Lincoln City Libraries is also home to Polley Music Library and the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska authors.

Economy


Lincoln's economy is fairly typical of a mid-sized American city; most economic activity is derived from service industries. The state government and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are both large contributors to the local economy. Other prominent industries in Lincoln include medical, banking, information technology, education, call centers, insurance (such as Allstate Insurance
Allstate
The Allstate Corporation is the second-largest personal lines insurer in the United States and the largest that is publicly held. The company also has personal lines insurance operations in Canada. Allstate was founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and was spun off in 1993...

 subsidiary Lincoln Benefit Life), and rail and truck transport.

One of the largest employers is the BryanLGH Medical Center which consists of two major hospitals and several large outpatient facilities located across the city. Healthcare and medical jobs account for a substantial portion of Lincoln's employment: as of 2009, full-time healthcare employees in the city included 9,010 healthcare practitioners in technical occupations, 4,610 workers in healthcare support positions, 780 licensed and vocational nurses, and 150 medical and clinical laboratory technicians.

There are a number of businesses which were founded in Lincoln including, Fort Western Stores
Fort Western Stores
Fort Western Stores is a Nebraska-based multi-channel marketer specializing in western lifestyle merchandise including jeans, shirts, cowboy boots, hats, saddles and tack, old west clothing, work wear and home décor.- History :...

, HobbyTown USA
HobbyTown USA
♦HobbyTown USA or HobbyTown is a franchised retail hobby and toy store, most stores offer a full line of radio control hobbies, models, games, toys, educational items, paints, tools and model railroad items. The franchise stores also carry seasonal items such as rockets, pinewood derby, educational...

, and Nelnet
Nelnet
Nelnet is a Lincoln, Nebraska-based lending conglomerate that deals in the administration and repayment of student loans.-History:Nelnet was founded as the UNIPAC Loan Service Corporation in 1978 and renamed Nelnet in 1996. Its current Chairman & Chief Executive Officer is Michael S. Dunlap...

. Also four regional restaurant chains began in Lincoln: Amigos/Kings Classic
Amigos/Kings Classic
Amigos/Kings Classic is a small Nebraska-based fast-food chain that serves Mexican and American foods. The restaurant was founded as Amigos in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1980. The chain was solely a Mexican fast-food restaurant until 1998, when many locations were co-branded with A&W Restaurants. ...

, Runza Restaurants
Runza Restaurants
Runza is the name of a regional fast food restaurant chain specializing in ethnic cuisine once served by the Volga German immigrants to the United States...

, DaVinci's and Valentino's
Valentino's
Valentino's is a regional Italian restaurant chain based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Valentino's was founded by Val and Zena Weiler in 1957. The restaurant was purchased by two Lincoln families in 1971 and began franchising additional locations...

. B&R Stores, Inc. is also headquartered in Lincoln.

Transportation



Rail


Amtrak
Amtrak
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak , is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "track". It is headquartered at Union...

, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Lincoln, operating its California Zephyr
California Zephyr
The California Zephyr is a long passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the midwestern and western United States.It runs from Chicago, Illinois, in the east to Emeryville, California, in the west, passing through the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California...

 daily in each direction between Chicago
Union Station (Chicago)
Union Station is a major train station that opened in 1925 in Chicago, replacing an earlier 1881 station. It is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago, as well as being the city's primary terminal for commuter trains. The station stands on the west side of the Chicago River between Adams...

 and Emeryville, California
Emeryville, California
Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California, in the United States. It is located in a corridor between the cities of Berkeley and Oakland, extending to the shore of San Francisco Bay. Its proximity to San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, the University of California, Berkeley, and...

, across the bay from San Francisco.

Bus


A public bus transit system, StarTran
StarTran
StarTran is the public transit bus system in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. They operate 14 regular bus routes and a downtown circulator service on weekdays from 5:15 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. and Saturdays from 5:55 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. There is no service on Sundays...

, operates in Lincoln. StarTran's fleet consists of 60 full-sized buses and 9 Handi-Vans.

Air


The Lincoln Airport provides passengers with daily non-stop service to United Airlines
United Airlines
United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees (which includes the entire holding company United Continental...

 hubs O'Hare International Airport
O'Hare International Airport
Chicago O'Hare International Airport , also known as O'Hare Airport, O'Hare Field, Chicago Airport, Chicago International Airport, or simply O'Hare, is a major airport located in the northwestern-most corner of Chicago, Illinois, United States, northwest of the Chicago Loop...

 and Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport , often referred to as DIA, is an airport in Denver, Colorado. By land size, at , it is the largest international airport in the United States, and the third largest international airport in the world after King Fahd International Airport and Montréal-Mirabel...

 as well as Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a major airline based in the United States and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline operates an extensive domestic and international network serving all continents except Antarctica. Delta and its subsidiaries operate over 4,000 flights every day...

 hub Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwest region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.-Overview:...

. Regional jet service on Delta Air Lines to Salt Lake City and Atlanta was discontinued in 2009. In the past Allegiant Air
Allegiant Air
Allegiant Air is an American low-cost airline owned by Allegiant Travel Co. that operates scheduled and charter flights. Allegiant Travel Company is a publicly traded company with 1,300 employees and one billion USD market capitalization...

 departed Wednesdays and Saturdays to McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport is the principal commercial airport serving Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada, United States. The airport is located five miles south of the central business district of Las Vegas, in the unincorporated area of Paradise in Clark County. It covers an area of and...

 in Las Vegas aboard their fleet of MD-80s. However, this service has ended in Lincoln and has been transferred to the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. The Lincoln Airport is also among the emergency landing sites for the NASA Space Shuttle.

Demographics



As of the census of 2010, there were 258,379 people, 103,546 households, and 60,300 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 86.0% White, 3.8% Black or African American, 0.8% American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.

There were 103,546 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 29.6% of all householders lived alone.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 16.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,605, and the median income for a family was $52,558. Men had a median income of $33,899 versus $25,402 for women. The per capita income for the city was $20,984. About 5.8% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

The U.S. Government designated Lincoln as a refugee-friendly city due to its stable economy, educational institutions, and size. Since then, refugees from Vietnam settled in Lincoln, and further waves came from other countries.

Sites of interest


  • Nebraska State Capitol
    Nebraska State Capitol
    The Nebraska State Capitol, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is the house of the Nebraska Legislature and houses other offices of the government of the U.S. state of Nebraska....

    : designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
    Bertram Goodhue
    Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue was a American architect celebrated for his work in neo-gothic design. He also designed notable typefaces, including Cheltenham and Merrymount for the Merrymount Press.-Early career:...

     and constructed between 1922 and 1932. The capitol building is a skyscraper topped by a golden dome. The tower is crowned by a 6-meter (20 ft) statue of a farmer sowing grain on a pedestal of wheat and corn (sculptor: Lee Lawrie
    Lee Lawrie
    Lee Oscar Lawrie was one of the United States' foremost architectural sculptors and a key figure in the American art scene preceding World War II...

    ), to represent the state's agricultural heritage. City zoning rules prevent any other building from rivaling it in height, making it a landmark not only within the city but for the surrounding area. Inside, there are many paintings and iridescent murals depicting the Native American heritage and the history and culture of the early pioneers who settled Nebraska. It is the second tallest U.S. State Capitol building behind the Louisiana State Capitol
    Louisiana State Capitol
    The Louisiana State Capitol building is the capitol building of the state of Louisiana, located in Baton Rouge. The capitol houses the Louisiana State Legislature, the governor's office, and parts of the executive branch...

     building in Baton Rouge.
  • Alice Abel Arboretum
    Alice Abel Arboretum
    The Alice Abel Arboretum is a 25 acres arboretum located at 5000 St. Paul Street on the campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska.The Arboretum includes over 100 species of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants...

  • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Museum
  • Lincoln Children's Museum
  • Lincoln Children's Zoo
    Lincoln Children's Zoo
    The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a privately funded zoo located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The zoo is open from April 15 through October 15 each year....

  • Fairview Home
    William Jennings Bryan House
    The William Jennings Bryan House, also known as Fairview, is a historic house built in 1902 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. It is noteworthy as the home of William Jennings Bryan , and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963....

    , home of William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan was an American politician in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He was a dominant force in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as its candidate for President of the United States...

  • Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum
    Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum
    The Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum is located at 2047 "M" Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. Its goal is to educate the general public about the history of the telephone industry. The museum was featured in the 2008 Film Yes Man starring Jim Carrey...

  • Governor's Mansion
  • Haymarket Park
    Haymarket Park
    Haymarket Park is a baseball and softball complex in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is half a mile west of the campus of the University of Nebraska in downtown Lincoln. It is named because of its location in Lincoln's historic Haymarket District.-Hawks Field:...

  • Historic Haymarket
  • Hyde Observatory
  • Ice Box
  • Iron Horse Park in the Haymarket
  • James Arthur Vineyards
  • Joshua C. Turner Arboretum
  • Maxwell Arboretum
    Maxwell Arboretum
    The Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum is an arboretum and botanical garden located on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska....

  • Museum of American Speed
  • National Museum of Roller Skating and the offices of USA Roller Sports
    USA Roller Sports
    USA Roller Sports , formerly the United States Amateur Confederation of Roller Skating, is the national governing body of competitive roller sports in the United States...

  • Museum of Nebraska History
  • Thomas P. Kennard House
  • Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
    Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
    The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is an arboretum and botanical garden composed of 44 arboretums, parks, and other public landscapes in 33 communities across Nebraska, and supported by the arboretum office at the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln, Nebraska...

  • Pioneers Park Nature Center
  • Schleich Red Wing Pottery Museum
  • State Fair Park Arboretum
    State Fair Park Arboretum
    State Fair Park Arboretum is an arboretum and gardens located on the grounds of the State Fair Park, 17th and Holdrege Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska....

  • Sunken Gardens (Nebraska)
    Sunken Gardens (Nebraska)
    The Sunken Gardens was constructed during the winter of 1930-31. It was a project for unemployed men during the depression. Parts of the land were donated to the city of Lincoln, NE by Mr. Henry H. and Mrs. Sarah H. Frey in 1906 and J.C. Seacrest in 1930. In the beginning it was called the "Rock...

  • Downtown Lincoln (Nebraska)
  • Veterans Memorial Garden
  • Wyuka Cemetery
    Wyuka Cemetery
    Wyuka Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1890, Lincoln's Bnai Jeshurun Congregation, a Reform congregation, began using a section of Wyuka.-External links:*...


University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  • Bob Devaney Sports Center
    Bob Devaney Sports Center
    The Bob Devaney Sports Center is a sports complex on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska that includes a 13,595-seat multi-purpose arena, a 1,000-seat covered 25-yard swimming and diving facility and a 5,000-seat covered track and field facility that features a...

  • Great Plains Art Museum
  • International Quilt Study Center & Museum
    International Quilt Study Center
    The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska is the home of the largest known public collection of quilts in the world.More information can be found online at...

  • The Kruger Collection in the College of Architecture
  • Lentz Center for Asian Culture
    Lentz Center for Asian Culture
    The Lentz Center for Asian Culture is located at 1155 Q Street in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Lentz Center recognizes the rich and varied cultures of Asia. Its collection provides an opportunity for enhancing instructional programs on the campus and...

  • Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum
    Lester F. Larsen Tractor Museum
    The Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is an historical facility located on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States...

  • Lied Center for Performing Arts
    Lied Center for Performing Arts
    The Lied Center for Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA that opened in 1990. It is part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is used for various events, including orchestra, theatre, and speakers.The Center consists of 5 separate...

  • Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
    Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
    The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center is a two-screen theatre located on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus that commonly shows a wide variety of documentaries, independent cinema, and international films in the United States of America...

    , aka The Ross
  • Memorial Stadium
    Memorial Stadium, Lincoln
    Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. It is the home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team....

    : Home of the Cornhuskers
    Nebraska Cornhuskers
    The Nebraska Cornhuskers is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The university is a member of the Big Ten Conference...

     football
    American football
    American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

     team, the stadium was built in 1923.
  • The Robert Hillestad Textiles gallery http://textilegallery.unl.edu/
  • Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
    Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
    The Sheldon Museum of Art is located at 12 & R Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska, on the city campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The Sheldon houses both the Sheldon Art Association collection , and the University of Nebraska collection, initiated in 1929. Together they comprise more than...

    : built in the early 1960s; architect Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnson
    Philip Cortelyou Johnson was an influential American architect.In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and later , as a trustee, he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and the first Pritzker Architecture...

    .
  • UNL Dairy Store
  • University of Nebraska State Museum
    University of Nebraska State Museum
    The University of Nebraska State Museum, also known as Elephant Hall, is a natural history museum featuring Nebraska biodiversity, paleontology, and cultural diversity. It was founded in 1871...

    : home to an extensive collection of Nebraska fossils

Primary and secondary education


Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools is the only public school district in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is the second largest of Nebraska's 596 school districts, surpassed only by Omaha Public Schools. LPS educates more than 35,000 students in 57 schools....

 is the sole public school district in the city. There are six traditional high schools in the district: Lincoln High, East
Lincoln East High School
Lincoln East High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district.- History :...

, Northeast
Lincoln Northeast High School
Lincoln Northeast High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. Lincoln Northeast was founded on September 9, 1941 when three rival schools were combined into one...

, North Star
Lincoln North Star High School
Lincoln North Star High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Lincoln North Star opened its doors in 2003 to 1,150 students, it currently has over 1900 students, and remains the newest high school in Lincoln, and is modeled the same as Lincoln Southwest High School...

, Southeast
Lincoln Southeast High School
Lincoln Southeast High School is a public secondary-education school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. Opening September 25, 1955 under the direction of Principal Hazel G. Scott with an enrollment of 652 students in grades 7-12, Southeast...

, and Southwest
Lincoln Southwest High School
Lincoln Southwest High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA and rests on 74 acres adjacent to Wilderness Park. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. When the school opened its doors in August 2002, it had 1,150 students from grades 9-12, and 77...

. Additionally, Lincoln Public Schools is home to special interest high schools including the Arts and Humanities Focus Program, the Zoo School, the Information Technology Focus Program, and the Entrepreneurship Focus Program.

There are several private parochial
Parochial school
A parochial school is a school that provides religious education in addition to conventional education. In a narrower sense, a parochial school is a Christian grammar school or high school which is part of, and run by, a parish.-United Kingdom:...

 elementary and middle schools located throughout the community. These schools, like Lincoln Public Schools, are broken into districts, but most will allow attendance outside of boundary lines.

Private high schools located in Lincoln are College View Academy, Lincoln Christian, Lincoln Lutheran
Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School
Lincoln Lutheran is a Lutheran middle school and high school in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education ....

, Parkview Christian and Pius X High School.

Colleges and universities


The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a public research university located in the city of Lincoln in the U.S. state of Nebraska...

, the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska system
University of Nebraska system
The University of Nebraska system is the public university system in the state of Nebraska, USA. Founded in 1869 with one campus in Lincoln, the system now has four universities and an agricultural college....

, is the largest university in Nebraska. Other colleges and universities based in Lincoln are: BryanLGH College of Health Sciences, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private, coeducational university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was founded in 1887 by Nebraska Methodists. As of 2007, it has 1,600 full-time students and 300 faculty and staff. The school teaches in the tradition of a liberal arts college education....

, Southeast Community College
Southeast Community College
Southeast Community College is a community college system located in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of Nebraska.- Locations :The college includes three campuses and more than 20 off-campus sites in 15 counties...

 and Union College
Union College (Nebraska)
Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska is a four-year coeducational college owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Midwest. It opened in 1891.T.R.M...

.

Colleges and universities with satellite locations in Lincoln are Bellevue University
Bellevue University
Bellevue University is a private university located in Bellevue, Nebraska.-History:Creating a new college in Bellevue, Nebraska was No. 1 on the agenda for the Chamber of Commerce in June 1965. Local civic-leader and businessman Bill Brooks met with his fellow members of the chamber and lead the...

, Concordia University, Nebraska, College of Saint Mary
College of Saint Mary
College of Saint Mary is a Catholic women's college located in Omaha, Nebraska. , there were 820 undergraduates and 243 graduate students.The academic programs at Saint Mary are primarily career-focused, with majors offered in fields such as medical technology, business administration, and nursing....

, Doane College
Doane College
Doane College is a private liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska, United States, with additional campuses located in Lincoln and Grand Island.-History:...

, and Kaplan University
Kaplan University
Kaplan University is the "doing business as" name of the Iowa College Acquisition Corporation, a company that owns and operates for-profit colleges...

.

Sports teams



Lincoln is best known for the university's football team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Nebraska Cornhuskers is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The university is a member of the Big Ten Conference...

. In total, the University of Nebraska fields 21 men's and women's teams in 14 NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States...

 Division I sports. Other sports teams are the Lincoln Saltdogs
Lincoln Saltdogs
The Lincoln Saltdogs are a professional baseball team based in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the United States. The Saltdogs are a member of the North Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball...

, an American Association independent minor league baseball
Minor league baseball
Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball and provide opportunities for player development. All of the minor leagues are operated as independent businesses...

 team; the Lincoln Stars
Lincoln Stars
The Lincoln Stars are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League .The Stars' home ice is the Ice Box, on the Nebraska State Fair grounds and adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln....

, a USHL
United States Hockey League
The United States Hockey League is the top junior ice hockey league in the United States. The USHL has 16 member teams located in the Midwestern United States, consisting of players who are 20 years of age and younger...

 junior ice hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

 team. Lincoln is also home to the No Coast Derby Girls, a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association
Women's Flat Track Derby Association
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association is an association of women's flat track roller derby leagues in the United States. The organization was founded in April 2004 as the United Leagues Coalition but was renamed in November 2005. It is registered in Raleigh, North Carolina as a 501 business...

.

Arts, entertainment and culture



Lincoln's primary venues for live music include: Pershing Auditorium
Pershing Center
The Pershing Center is a 4,526-seat multi-purpose arena, in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.It is home to the Lincoln Capitols NIFL indoor football team and the Lincoln Thunder ABA basketball team....

 (large tours and national acts), Bourbon Theatre, Duffy's Tavern, Red9 (opened in 2009, previously P.O. Pears), Knickerbockers, Duggan's Pub (local and regional acts; smaller venues), and the Zoo Bar (blues). The Pla-Mor Ballroom is a staple of Lincoln's music and dance scene, featuring its house band, the award-winning Sandy Creek Band.

The Lied Center
Lied Center for Performing Arts
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA that opened in 1990. It is part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is used for various events, including orchestra, theatre, and speakers.The Center consists of 5 separate...

 is a venue for national tours of Broadway productions, concert music, and guest lectures. Lincoln has several performing arts
Performing arts
The performing arts are those forms art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artist's own body, face, and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some physical art object...

 venues. Plays are staged by UNL students in the Temple Building; community theater productions are held at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, the Loft at The Mill, and the Haymarket Theater.

For movie viewing, Marcus Theatres owns 32 screens at four locations, and the University of Nebraska's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center is a two-screen theatre located on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus that commonly shows a wide variety of documentaries, independent cinema, and international films in the United States of America...

 shows independent and foreign films. Standalone cinemas in Lincoln include the Joyo Theater and Rococo Theater. The Rococo Theater also hosts benefits and other engagements.

The downtown section of O Street is Lincoln's primary bar and nightclub district.

Lincoln is the hometown of Zager and Evans
Zager and Evans
Zager & Evans were a Lincoln, Nebraska rock-pop duo of the late 1960s and early 1970s named after its two members, Denny Zager and Rick Evans, who met at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Fellow Nebraska artists Dave Trupp and Mark Dalton backed up the duo on drums and bass respectively...

, known for their international #1 hit record, "In the Year 2525
In the Year 2525
"In the Year 2525 " is a hit song from 1969 by American pop-rock duo Zager and Evans. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks commencing July 12, 1969. The song was written by Rick Evans in 1964 and originally released on a small regional record label in 1968...

". It is also the home town of several notable musical groups, such as Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive is a Christian contemporary band with from Nashville, Tennessee. The band is composed of lead vocalist David Zach, guitarist Dave Mohr, bassist Corey Horn, and drummer Timmy Jones. They have recorded five independent studio albums, one independent live album and released their first...

, VOTA
VOTA
VOTA is a Christian rock band from Lincoln, Nebraska, featuring Bryan Olesen, a former guitarist with Christian rock band Newsboys. Several of the band's songs have been featured on rotation with national radio networks such as K-Love, and are part of the international 180 Tour. Their song "Hard...

, the Bathtub Dogs
Bathtub Dogs
The is a student-run, all-male a cappella group, and officially Recognized Student Organization at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, NE. They perform a cappella adaptations of a mix of rock, R&B, and pop music...

, For Against
For Against
For Against are a United States post-punk/proto-shoegaze rock band from Lincoln, Nebraska. Despite numerous lineup shuffles and some periods of dormancy, the band has produced material steadily from its 1984 inception to the present.-History:...

, Lullaby for the Working Class
Lullaby for the Working Class
Lullaby for the Working Class was an indie folk rock band from Lincoln, Nebraska, active from the mid-to-late 1990s. Fronted by Omaha, Nebraska singer-songwriter Ted Stevens , the group also featured multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, his brother, producer A.J...

, Ideal Cleaners, Matthew Sweet
Matthew Sweet
Sidney Matthew Sweet is an American alternative rock/power pop musician. He was part of the burgeoning Athens, Georgia music scene in the early and mid-1980s before gaining commercial success during the early 1990s...

, Dirtfedd
Dirtfedd
Dirtfedd is a industrial metal/metalcore band from Lincoln, Nebraska and one of the more popular bands in the Midwestern metal scene.The band has been noted for vocalist Dustin Travels' diverse vocal range...

 and The Show is the Rainbow
The Show is the Rainbow
The Show is the Rainbow is a music act from Lincoln, NE, A.K.A Darren Keen. For much of 2006, The Show is the Rainbow toured as a three-piece, with Javid Dabestani and Jim Schroeder playing alongside Keen. Currently, Keen is touring as a one-man band...

. Lincoln is also home to Maroon 5
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. While they were in high school, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Adam Levine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bass guitarist Mickey Madden, and drummer Ryan Dusick formed a garage band called Kara's Flowers and released one album...

 guitarist James Valentine
James Valentine (musician)
James Valentine is an American musician. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the pop rock group Maroon 5.-Early life:...

.

Annual events

  • March: Nebraska high school state boys' and girls' basketball tournaments
  • Mid April: ConStellation Science Fiction convention
  • First Sunday in May: Lincoln Marathon
  • May 13 – July 17: Live thoroughbred horse racing at Lincoln Race Course
  • Early May- Late October: The Farmers' Market in the Haymarket district.
  • Early June: Cornhusker Boys' State and Cornhusker Girls' State
  • Mid July: Shrine Bowl state high school All-Star football game in Memorial Stadium.
  • Tuesday evenings in June: Jazz in June, an outdoor summer concert series
  • Third Friday in June, July, and August: Dock Stock
  • Late June: International Thespian Festival
    International Thespian Festival
    The International Thespian Festival is an annual week-long theatre festival that brings together U.S. high school theatre clubs, thespian troupes, and programs...

     of the International Thespian Society
    International Thespian Society
    The International Thespian Society is an honorary organization for high-school and middle-school theatre students located at more than 3,600 affiliated secondary schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad. The International Thespian Society was founded in Fairmont, West Virginia...

     at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Thursday evenings in July: Movies on the Green, movies shown on the green space near Kimball Hall
  • Early August: Lancaster County Fair
  • Second weekend in August: Capital City Ribfest
  • Late August to late November: Nebraska Cornhuskers football
    Nebraska Cornhuskers football
    The Nebraska Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in college football. The program has established itself as a traditional powerhouse, and has the fourth-most all-time victories of any NCAA Division I-A team. Nebraska is one of only six football programs in NCAA Division I-A...

  • Early September: Sports Car Club of America
    Sports Car Club of America
    The Sports Car Club of America is a club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rallying, and autocross in the United States. Formed in 1944, it runs many programs for both amateur and professional racers.-History:...

     Solo National Championship Autocross
    Autocross
    Autocross is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe competition and active participation. An autocross is a timed competition where drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course on either sealed or unsealed surfaces...

  • Late September/Early October: Lincoln Calling – Music Festival.
  • Early November: Nebraska high school state football championships at Memorial Stadium
  • Early to mid-November: Anime NebrasKon
    Anime NebrasKon
    Anime NebrasKon is an anime convention focusing on anime, manga, and East Asian culture. It is held in Omaha, Nebraska and run by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's anime club Otaku Jinrui.Anime NebrasKon 2011 will be held from November 4–6, 2011 at the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel & Convention Center...

     (has since moved to Omaha, Nebraska
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

    )
  • First Saturday in December: Star City Parade

Television


Lincoln has four licensed broadcast television stations:
  • KLKN
    KLKN
    KLKN, channel 8, is the ABC-affiliated television station in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. It is owned by Citadel Communications...

     (Channels 8 and 31; 8.1 DT
    Digital television
    Digital television is the transmission of audio and video by digital signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV...

    ) – ABC
    American Broadcasting Company
    The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

    ; RTV
    Retro Television Network
    The Retro Television Network is a system of television stations that airs classic television shows as well as more recently produced programs...

     affiliate 8.2
  • KOLN
    KOLN
    KOLN, digital channel 10, is the CBS affiliate in Lincoln, Nebraska. It operates a satellite station, KGIN, on digital channel 11 in Grand Island. KGIN repeats all KOLN programming, but airs separate commercials...

     (Channel 10; 10.1 DT) – CBS
    CBS
    CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

     affiliate; MyTV 10.2
  • KUON
    Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
    Nebraska Educational Telecommunications is a state network of non-commercial educational public broadcasting radio and television stations in Nebraska and is based in Lincoln. It is operated by the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission...

     (Channel 12) – PBS
    Public Broadcasting Service
    The Public Broadcasting Service is an American non-profit public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia....

     affiliate, NET
    Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
    Nebraska Educational Telecommunications is a state network of non-commercial educational public broadcasting radio and television stations in Nebraska and is based in Lincoln. It is operated by the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission...

     Television flagship station
  • KFXL (Channel 51) – Fox
    Fox Broadcasting Company
    Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...


The headquarters of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications is a state network of non-commercial educational public broadcasting radio and television stations in Nebraska and is based in Lincoln. It is operated by the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission...

 (NET), which is affiliated with the Public Broadcasting Service
Public Broadcasting Service
The Public Broadcasting Service is an American non-profit public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia....

, National Public Radio and Public Radio International
Public Radio International
Public Radio International is a Minneapolis-based American public radio organization, with locations in Boston, New York, London and Beijing. PRI's tagline is "Hear a different voice." PRI is a major public media content creator and also distributes programs from many sources...

, are in Lincoln.

Lincoln is one of the few cities without its own NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 affiliate; Omaha's WOWT-TV
WOWT-TV
WOWT-TV, digital channel 22, virtual channel 6 via PSIP and Cox Communications cable channel 8, is the NBC affiliate television station in Omaha, Nebraska. WOWT also serves the state capital, Lincoln, 52 miles away, with broadcast and cable coverage...

 serves as the city's default NBC affiliate on cable, while Hastings' KHAS-TV
KHAS-TV
KHAS-TV 5 is the NBC television station in Hastings, Nebraska. It serves as the NBC affiliate for the western side of the Lincoln/Hastings/Kearney market. The station is owned by Hoak Media Corporation, which also owns and operates sister station KNOP-TV in North Platte...

 is available in satellite locals packages. Most of Omaha's other television stations can also be picked up in Lincoln with an antenna, and all are available on cable.

Lincoln also has analog TV translators for 3ABN on channel 27 and TBN
Trinity Broadcasting Network
The Trinity Broadcasting Network is a major American Christian television network. TBN is based in Costa Mesa, California, with auxiliary studio facilities in Irving, Texas; Hendersonville, Tennessee; Gadsden, Alabama; Decatur, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Orlando, Florida; and New...

 on channel 29.

Radio


There are 22 radio stations in Lincoln.

FM
FM broadcasting
FM broadcasting is a broadcasting technology pioneered by Edwin Howard Armstrong which uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. The term "FM band" describes the "frequency band in which FM is used for broadcasting"...

 stations include:
  • KLCV (88.5) – Religious talk
  • KNBE (88.9) – Religious talk and gospel
  • KZUM
    KZUM
    KZUM is a radio station licensed in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The station serves the Lincoln area and is currently owned by Sunrise Communications, Inc.. It features a variety of programming, including jazz, blues, folk music, and bluegrass.-History:...

     (89.3) – Independent Community Radio
  • KFLV
    K-LOVE
    K-LOVE is a Contemporary Christian music radio programming service in the United States operated by the Educational Media Foundation. As of January 2011, K-LOVE's programming is carried on over 440 FM stations and translators in 45 states. K-LOVE claims an audience of 250,000 people each week via...

     (89.9) – Contemporary Christian
  • KRNU
    KRNU
    KRNU is a radio station broadcasting a Indie Rock format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by University of Nebraska and features programing from ABC Radio and Westwood One....

     (90.3) – Alternative / College radio UNL
  • KUCV
    KUCV
    KUCV is a radio station licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska. The station is owned by Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, and is an affiliate of the Nebraska Public Radio Network .-External links:*...

     (91.1) – National Public Radio
  • K220GT
    K-LOVE
    K-LOVE is a Contemporary Christian music radio programming service in the United States operated by the Educational Media Foundation. As of January 2011, K-LOVE's programming is carried on over 440 FM stations and translators in 45 states. K-LOVE claims an audience of 250,000 people each week via...

     (91.9) – Contemporary Christian
  • KTGL
    KTGL
    KTGL is a radio station broadcasting a Classic rock format. Licensed to Beatrice, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by Three Eagles Communications....

     (92.9) – Classic Rock
  • KJFT-LP
    KJFT-LP
    KJFT-LP is a radio station licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The station is currently owned by Lincoln Chinese Ministry Association.-External links:*...

     (93.7) – Chinese-language Religious
  • KNTK
    KNTK
    KNTK is a radio station in Firth, Nebraska. It airs a sports radio format branded as "93.7 The Ticket"....

     (93.7) - Sports
  • K233AN
    KRKR
    KRKR is a radio station licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The station serves the Lincoln and West Omaha areas. The station is currently owned by Chapin Enterprises, LLC and operated by Mission Nebraska through a LMA....

     (94.5) – Contemporary Christian
  • KRKR
    KRKR
    KRKR is a radio station licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The station serves the Lincoln and West Omaha areas. The station is currently owned by Chapin Enterprises, LLC and operated by Mission Nebraska through a LMA....

     (95.1) – Contemporary Christian
  • KZKX
    KZKX
    KZKX is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Seward, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by Three Eagles of Lincoln, Inc.....

     (96.9) – Country
  • KFGE
    KFGE
    KFGE is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Milford, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by NRG Media and features programing from Westwood One....

     (98.1) – Country
  • KOOO
    KOOO
    KOOO is a radio station broadcasting an adult hits music format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln and Omaha areas. The station is currently owned by Waitt Omaha, LLC.-History:...

     (101.9) – Classic pop (Licensed to Lincoln; targeting Omaha
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

    )
  • KVSS (102.7) – Catholic Radio
  • KIBZ
    KIBZ
    KIBZ is a Lincoln, Nebraska active rock music radio station that first signed on the air at 106.3 FM on March 2, 1992. It moved to 104.1 in March 2004. It is one of the first stations in the state to stream its audio over the Internet. Clear Channel Communications sold KIBZ to Three Eagles...

     (104.1) – Active Rock
  • KLNC
    KLNC
    KLNC is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Hits format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by NRG Media, which purchased the station from Triad Broadcasting in August 2007. It features programing from Westwood One and Fox...

     (105.3) – Adult Hits
  • KFRX
    KFRX
    KFRX is a radio station broadcasting a contemporary hit radio format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area...

     (106.3) – Top-40
  • KBBK
    KBBK
    KBBK is a radio station broadcasting a Hot Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by NRG Media, which it purchased in August 2007 from Triad Broadcasting....

     (107.3) – Hot AC


AM
AM broadcasting
AM broadcasting is the process of radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation. AM was the first method of impressing sound on a radio signal and is still widely used today. Commercial and public AM broadcasting is carried out in the medium wave band world wide, and on long wave and short wave...

 stations include:
  • KFOR
    KFOR (AM)
    KFOR is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area...

    (1240) – News/Talk
  • KLIN
    KLIN
    KLIN is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by NRG Media and features programing from ABC Radio , Premiere Radio Networks and Fox News Radio.KLIN was founded in 1946...

     (1400) – News/Talk
  • KLMS
    KLMS
    KLMS is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by Three Eagles Communications....

     (1480) – Sports


Most areas of Lincoln also receive radio signals from Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

 and other surrounding communities.

Print


The Lincoln Journal Star
Lincoln Journal Star
The Lincoln Journal Star is Lincoln, Nebraska's major daily newspaper. Owned by Lee Enterprises, the Journal Star was created by the 1995 merger of Lincoln's morning newspaper and its evening newspaper The Lincoln Journal Star is Lincoln, Nebraska's major daily newspaper. Owned by Lee...

is the city's major daily newspaper. The Daily Nebraskan
Daily Nebraskan
The Daily Nebraskan, established in 1871 as the Monthly Hesperian Student, is the student newspaper of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Although many journalism students work there, the Daily Nebraskan is independent of the University's College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The...

 
is the official campus paper of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The DailyER Nebraskan
The Dailyer Nebraskan
The Dailyer Nebraskan , established in 2008, is a satirical newspaper produced biweekly during the fall and spring semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Although the Dailyer Nebraskan has a similar name and is also University-funded, it is in no way affiliated with UNL's official...

 is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's biweekly satiric paper. The Clocktower is the official campus paper of Union College.

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  • Nancy Coover Andreasen, prominent neuroscientist
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    , but attended college at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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    , pitcher for the New York Yankees, was born in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School.
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    , Vice President of the United States
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    , theatre actress who appeared on TV between TV credits from 1956 to 1982. She was born in Lincoln and was the sister of the late TV actor David Doyle.
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     Opera singer and Lincoln voice teacher.
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    , President John F. Kennedy
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    ’s special counsel and adviser, legendary speechwriter, and alter ego, whom Kennedy once called his “intellectual blood bank.”
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    , Phoenix Suns
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    , Los Angeles Clippers
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    , Milwaukee Bucks
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    , and Atlanta Hawks
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    .
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    , spree killer
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     who murdered 11 victims in Nebraska and Wyoming during a road trip with his underage girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate
    Caril Ann Fugate
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    .
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    , two-time Academy Award–winning actress, was born in Lincoln.
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     – XM satellite program.
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    , was born and raised in Lincoln.
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    Ryland Steen
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    , drummer for the ska punk band Reel Big Fish
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    .
  • Robert Van Pelt
    Robert Van Pelt
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    , U.S. District Judge in the District of Nebraska.
  • Don Wilson
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    , announcer and occasional actor in radio and television.
  • William N. Weins, Distinguished Professor and Metallurgist for the University of Nebraska. Noted for his restoration projects on the U.S.S. Arizona and the C.S.S. Hunley. Helped pioneer E85 Ethanol.
  • Mary Zimmerman
    Mary Zimmerman
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    , award-winning theatre director and playwright.
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    , transgender
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     murder victim.
  • Janine Turner
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  • Milton I. Wick, organized a book business in Lincoln, Nebraska, that employed college students to sell books to farmers during the summer months. The enterprise was so successful that it was expanded to Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, employing more than 500 students during the three years of its existence. Mr. Wick later founded Wick Communications
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     Company.
  • Ira J. McDonald
    Ira J. McDonald
    Ira J. McDonald was a Downey, California, attorney and City Council member in Los Angeles, California, between 1941 and 1945.-Biography:...

    , treasurer of the former Havelock, Nebraska

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