Lincoln, MA
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Lincoln is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,491 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 95.73% 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 (19.47%), business and financial occupations (14.29%), and healthcare (8.83%).

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lincoln a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lincoln has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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, 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. 76.94% 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 2010 was $69,884, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $279,536 for a family of four.

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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include Irish, German, Italian, and Polish.

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

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