Lincoln is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,052 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the 224th largest community in Massachusetts.
Lincoln home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Lincoln real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lincoln is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 98.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lincoln is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln who work in management occupations (23.25%), teaching (13.48%), and business and financial occupations (8.91%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Lincoln, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
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.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Lincoln has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Lincoln is also a town of artists. Lincoln has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lincoln’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.60% 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.
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 town’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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Lincoln, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Lincoln, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Lincoln is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Lincoln is a pretty powerful place. 74.80% of the adults in Lincoln have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Lincoln in 2018 was $75,282, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $301,128 for a family of four.
Lincoln is a somewhat 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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lincoln is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.