Retire in Lincoln

Best Retirement City - Lincoln

See why many believe that Lincoln is the best city to retire

Lincoln is a college town, with both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Union College located within the city. Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and boasts a population of about 250,000 residents. Because of its large size, there are many desirable communities within Lincoln, each offering amenities, attractions, and affordability. Country Club is one of the most desirable communities in Lincoln, where golf and nature, as well as upscale shopping, come together. Crowne Pointe is also a desirable Lincoln community with lower than average crime rates and upscale homes. More than 100 parks exist in Lincoln, the colleges offer many attractions, and there are plenty of galleries and museums to enjoy. Click on the tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Lincoln!

City Highlights

  1. Low 65+ unemployment rate
  2. Low cost of living
  3. Vibrant college town
  4. High volunteer rates

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Not tax friendly
  2. Distance to major airport

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 49,794

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Omaha NE

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Lincoln Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Kansas City International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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