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Lincoln, CA
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Lincoln profile


Living in Lincoln



Lincoln is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 52,534 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the 186th largest community in California. Lincoln has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lincoln, where the median household income is $93,232.00.

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.

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: 13.50% 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 very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.16% of adults in Lincoln have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2018 was $44,525, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,100 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 18.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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