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%).

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Lincoln telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.29% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

One downside of living in Lincoln is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lincoln, the average commute to work is 31.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lincoln's cultural character, accounting for 15.47% of the town’s population.

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



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