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Lincoln, DE

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Overview


Lincoln is a tiny town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 894 people and just one neighborhood, Lincoln is the 33rd largest community in Delaware.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln who work in healthcare suport services (19.37%), personal care services (18.45%), and food service (15.31%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lincoln has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lincoln has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lincoln than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lincoln may be for you.

One downside of living in Lincoln is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lincoln, the average commute to work is 31.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Lincoln is a very car-oriented town. 99.81% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Lincoln is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Lincoln has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

Lincoln is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The population of Lincoln has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.40% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2018 was $22,592, which is low income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,368 for a family of four. However, Lincoln contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lincoln is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Lincoln also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.30% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include European, German, Irish, English, and Yugoslavian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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People

The neighborhood stands out within Delaware for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 8.1% of college-friendly places to live in DE.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Lincoln are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 62.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.9% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 27.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.7%), and 21.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Lincoln, DE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (8.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.1%), and residents who report English roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.9%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 12.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (88.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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