Lincoln, IL


Highest Appreciating Lincoln Neighborhoods Since 2000

Lincoln, IL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Lincoln Housing Market Information

With a population of 13,966, 6,435 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $109,836, house prices in Lincoln are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lincoln, accounting for 68.77% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lincoln include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.17%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.79%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.11%).

People in Lincoln primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Lincoln has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Lincoln's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 38.70% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lincoln include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 33.92%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 25.00%). There's also some housing in Lincoln built between 2000 and later ( 2.38%).

Lincoln Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Lincoln's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.14% during the period.

Over the last year, Lincoln appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Lincoln's appreciation rate has been -0.53%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Lincoln were at 0.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.00%.

Relative to Illinois, our data show that Lincoln's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Illinois.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lincoln differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lincoln - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Lincoln real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,041,000 0.0
$781,001 - $1,041,000 0.4
$520,001 - $781,000 0.2
$416,001 - $520,000 0.4
$312,001 - $416,000 1.4
$208,001 - $312,000 6.6
$104,001 - $208,000 34.7
$52,001 - $104,000 46.1
$0 - $52,000 10.2

Low for IL
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
71.4988866752607 64.1772151898734

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Lincoln Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
17.26% 0.93% 4 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$763 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.38
Renters 46.62
Vacant 7.22

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.4
1970 - 1999 33.9
1940 - 1969 38.7
1939 or Older 25.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.8
Townhomes 1.2
Small Apt. Buildings 12.8
Apt. Complexes 14.2
Mobile Homes 3.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.26
1 Bedroom 12.62
2 Bedrooms 41.31
3 Bedrooms 35.96
4 Bedrooms 7.68
5 or more bedrooms 2.18