Lincoln City, OR


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Lincoln City is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 8,536 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln City is the 63rd largest community in Oregon.

Lincoln City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lincoln City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln City who work in sales jobs (15.65%), food service (15.57%), and office and administrative support (13.59%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.91% 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.

Another notable thing is that Lincoln City is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Lincoln City’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

One of the nice things about Lincoln City is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.06 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Lincoln City overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lincoln City, 24.92% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln City in 2010 was $22,024, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,096 for a family of four.

Lincoln City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lincoln City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lincoln City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lincoln City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln City include English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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

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