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 93.58% 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 (41.22%), sales jobs (15.20%), and office and administrative support (14.02%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 26.25% 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 where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Lincoln University area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Lincoln University maintain a good economy.
One of the benefits of Lincoln University is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.17 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Lincoln University have a very low rate of college education: just 6.06% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Lincoln University in 2010 was $3,386, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $13,544 for a family of four. Lincoln University also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 51.35% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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, Italian, African, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.
The most common language spoken in Lincoln University is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.