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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 26.25% 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.
Lincoln University is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Lincoln University to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
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 population of Lincoln University has a very low overall level of education: only 6.06% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
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.