Lincoln, MA
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Lincoln is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,785 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 97.07% 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 (19.61%), business and financial occupations (12.77%), and healthcare (10.32%).

Lincoln is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Lincoln, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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.

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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.29% 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.

Because of many things, Lincoln is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lincoln really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lincoln perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Lincoln, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.75 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.

Even though Lincoln is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lincoln, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lincoln is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 77.14% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $72,728, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,912 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 English, German, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Lincoln has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.47%).

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


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