Facts About Lincoln
Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes and arroyos of what was to become Lancaster County.
The village of Lancaster was renamed with the incorporation of the city of Lincoln on April 1, 1869, after President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president.
In 1869, the University of Nebraska was established in Lincoln by the state with a land grant of about 130,000 acres.
The capitol building was designed by Bertram G. Goodhue. The construction ended in 1932. In the United States, Lincoln’s capital earns second place as the tallest capital in the nation.
Lincoln has a total area of 92.81 square miles, of which 91.45 square miles of it is land and 1.35 square miles is water.
Lincoln is the capital city of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County.
The estimated population of Lincoln is 292,657, as of 2021, making Lincoln the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 73rd-largest in the United States.
Lincoln is nicknamed The Star City.
Lincoln is often called a Music City due to its emerging music scene after the opening of Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2013.
Kawasaki is one of Lincoln’s largest private employers with over 2,400 employees, and it has the largest square footage of manufacturing space.
The NASA Space Shuttle used Lincoln Airport for one of its emergency landing sites, selected mainly because of its 12,901-foot runway.
The average elevation of Lincoln is 358 m above sea level.
Lincoln’s economy is fairly typical of a mid-sized American city; most economic activity is derived from the service and manufacturing industries. Government and the University of Nebraska are both large contributors to the local economy.
Lincoln is in two metropolitan statistical areas as defined by the United States Census Bureau. The Lincoln Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of Lancaster County and Seward County.
Guinness World Records documents Lincoln in Nebraska as being the site where the tallest structure was built with miniature Lincoln Logs at 12 feet 4 inches on April 13, 2013.
Lincoln has an extensive park system, with over 125 individual parks. The parks are connected by a 133 mi system of recreational trails.
In the 1970s, the United States Department of Nebraska designated Lincoln as a refugee-friendly city. it has been a home for the refugees of Yazidi, Sudanese, Karen and Vietnamese.
Lincoln is a regional centre of government, commerce, finance, arts, education, and health care.
as of 2020, The average household size in Lincoln was 2.38.
Lincoln hosts a number of annual events, including the Lancaster County Fair, Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration, Lincoln Calling and among others.