Lincoln, AL


Highest Appreciating Lincoln Neighborhoods Since 2000

Lincoln, AL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Lincoln Housing Market Information

With a population of 6,524, 2,561 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $111,116, house prices in Lincoln are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lincoln, accounting for 58.59% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lincoln include mobile homes or trailers ( 29.43%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.72%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.40%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Lincoln. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 81.01% of Lincoln's homes, and 76.74% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Lincoln built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Lincoln built between 2000 and later ( 36.55%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 9.39%). There's also some housing in Lincoln built before 1939 ( 3.49%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Lincoln. Fully 23.64% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Lincoln homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Lincoln real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Lincoln Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Lincoln's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.58% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Lincoln's appreciation rate, at 3.43%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Lincoln's appreciation rate has been 0.55%, which annualizes to a rate of 2.22%.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Lincoln's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,023,000 1.1
$767,001 - $1,023,000 0.0
$511,001 - $767,000 1.2
$410,001 - $511,000 0.9
$307,001 - $410,000 5.6
$204,001 - $307,000 14.3
$102,001 - $204,000 28.6
$51,001 - $102,000 20.5
$0 - $51,000 27.9

Average for AL
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
70.7254189616782 45.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Lincoln Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
27.56% 1.42% 5 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,233 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 81.01
Renters 18.99
Vacant 23.64

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 36.6
1970 - 1999 50.6
1940 - 1969 9.4
1939 or Older 3.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 58.6
Townhomes 1.8
Small Apt. Buildings 5.7
Apt. Complexes 3.4
Mobile Homes 29.4
Other 1.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 5.31
2 Bedrooms 17.32
3 Bedrooms 62.85
4 Bedrooms 13.89
5 or more bedrooms 0.63