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Lincoln, Nebraska
State capital city
City of Lincoln
Downtown Lincoln skyline
Downtown Lincoln skyline
Flag of Lincoln, Nebraska
Flag
Official seal of Lincoln, Nebraska
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Star City[1]
Location within Lancaster County
Location within Lancaster County
Lincoln is located in Nebraska
Lincoln
Lincoln
Location within Nebraska
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Lincoln is located in the United States
Lincoln
Lincoln
Location within the United States
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Coordinates: 40°48′32″N 96°40′44″W / 40.80889°N 96.67889°W / 40.80889; -96.67889Coordinates: 40°48′32″N 96°40′44″W / 40.80889°N 96.67889°W / 40.80889; -96.67889
Country  United States
State  Nebraska
County Lancaster
Founded Lancaster 1856
Renamed Lincoln July 29, 1867
Incorporated April 1, 1869
Named for Abraham Lincoln
Government
 • Type Strong Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird (D)
 • City Council
Members list
  • James Michael Bowers
  • Roy Christensen
  • Richard Meginnis
  • Jane Raybould
  • Bennie Shobe
  • Tammy Ward
  • Sändra Washington
 • U.S. Congress Jeff Fortenberry (R)
Area
[2][3][4][α]
 • State capital city 96.194 sq mi (249.141 km2)
 • Land 94.840 sq mi (245.634 km2)
 • Water 1.354 sq mi (3.507 km2)  1.4%
 • Urban
89.610 sq mi (232.089 km2)
 • Metro
1,422.269 sq mi (3,683.660 km2)
 • CSA 2,282.229 sq mi (5,910.95 km2)
Elevation
1,176 ft (358 m)
Population
 (2010)[5]
 • State capital city 258,379 (US: 73rd)
 • Estimate 
(2018)[6][α]
287,401
 • Density 2,987.7/sq mi (1,153.6/km2)
 • Urban
[β]
258,719 (US: 145th)
 • Urban density 2,887.2/sq mi (1,114.8/km2)
 • Metro
334,590 (US: 154th)
 • Metro density 235.3/sq mi (90.8/km2)
 • CSA
356,083 (US: 105th)
 • CSA density
156.0/sq mi (60.2/km2)
Demonym(s) Lincolnite
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
68501-68510, 68512, 68514, 68516-68517, 68520-68524, 68526-68529, 68531-68532, 68542, 68544, 68583, 68588
Area codes 402, 531
FIPS code 31-28000
GNIS feature ID 0837279[7]
Interstates I-80.svg I-180.svg
U.S. Routes US 6.svg US 34.svg US 77.svg
Website lincoln.ne.gov
α. ^ 1 2 Area, city density, metro population/density and CSA population/density as of the 2018 estimate.[8][9]
β. ^ Urban population/density as of the 2010 Census.[10]