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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.29% 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.

One downside of living in Lincoln, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.75 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Lincoln has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Lincoln is a pretty powerful place. 77.14% 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 $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.

Lincoln also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.47%.

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



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