Lincoln, MA
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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 97.46% 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 (20.39%), business and financial occupations (11.88%), and healthcare (9.63%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Lincoln. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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: 11.26% 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.84 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.

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 76.21% 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 $81,694, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $326,776 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.

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


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