Lincoln, NE 68505 ZIP Code Profile

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Bethany, NE | Lincoln, NE

ZIP Code 68505: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lincoln, NE 68505

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bethany, NE 68505

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lancaster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.839, Longitude -96.625
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 649
  • PO Box Addresses: 207
  • Residential Addresses: 7,525
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 821
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,704

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Lincoln, NE 68505 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,557
Daytime Population: Workers 10,454
Daytime Population: Residents 7,524
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,978
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 16,526
Population in Familes 12,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 4,027
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $52,945
Average Household Income $64,112
Per Capita Income $27,658


Total Housing Units 7,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,440 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,695 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $140,375
Average Home Value $167,827


Total Households 7,135
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,151
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.78% 1.33%
Households 0.85% 1.34%
Families 0.45% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Lincoln, NE 68505 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 68505 to the other 586 ZIP Codes in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 94th
Population Density # 18 97th
Diversity Index # 119 80th
Median Household Income # 265 55th
Per Capita Income # 343 42nd

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