Lincoln is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,781 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.
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 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.
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.
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 Irish, 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.