Lincoln, RI
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Lincoln is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 21,670 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the 18th largest community in Rhode Island.

Lincoln is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lincoln is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln who work in office and administrative support (14.63%), sales jobs (13.35%), and management occupations (10.04%).

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.

The education level of Lincoln citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.95% of adults in Lincoln have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $35,401, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,604 for a family of four. However, Lincoln contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include Italian, French , French Canadian, and English.

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