Lincoln is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,966 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the 168th largest community in Illinois.
Lincoln is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lincoln is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln who work in office and administrative support (13.88%), sales jobs (10.17%), and food service (9.48%).
The percentage of adults in Lincoln who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.91% of the adults in Lincoln have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $23,669, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,676 for a family of four. However, Lincoln contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Lincoln is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.