About Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska
On March 1, 1867, Nebraska became a state and with it the village of Lancaster--renamed "Lincoln" after the U.S. President--became our capital city. Today Lincoln is a vibrant city, home of Nebraska's state government, the University of Nebraska and a leader of business, education and cultural activity.
UNL Extension in Lancaster County serves a diverse population in one of the fastest-growing metro areas of the region. According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, our community has a county population of 250,291. The population of residents living in urban areas is 226,460. Surrounding Lincoln are 18 villages and towns; 1,600 farms; 364,544 cropland acres; 15,000 acres of recreational area and over 3,600 acreages.
For more information and services for local residents, visit INTERLINC...the official Web site for the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Community Resources - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County