Lincoln is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 47,978 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the 191st largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lincoln, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lincoln, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lincoln’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lincoln does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $78,647.00.
Housing costs in Lincoln are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lincoln is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lincoln is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln who work in sales jobs (13.11%), office and administrative support (12.97%), and management occupations (10.76%).
Also of interest is that Lincoln has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Lincoln is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lincoln really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lincoln perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of Lincoln citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.25% of adults in Lincoln have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $36,367, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,468 for a family of four. However, Lincoln contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lincoln is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lincoln home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lincoln residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lincoln also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lincoln is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.