Lincoln University, PA
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Lincoln University is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,666 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln University is the 645th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Lincoln University real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Lincoln University house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Lincoln University is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lincoln University is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln University who work in personal care services (27.19%), office and administrative support (19.45%), and sales jobs (18.34%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 33.16% 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.

Lincoln University is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Lincoln University to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lincoln University has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lincoln University has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lincoln University than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lincoln University may be for you.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.07 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Lincoln University is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.42% of adults 25 and older in Lincoln University have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln University in 2018 was $13,332, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,328 for a family of four.

Lincoln University is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lincoln University home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lincoln University residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln University include German, Irish, Italian, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, and African.

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


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