Lincoln, CA
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Lincoln is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 46,474 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 $70,870.00.

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 office and administrative support (14.99%), sales jobs (13.68%), and management occupations (8.88%).

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.

Lincoln is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lincoln’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Lincoln is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.59% of adults in Lincoln have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $32,182, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,728 for a family of four. However, Lincoln contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lincoln is a somewhat 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 18.63% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Lincoln is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.