Lincoln, RI
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Lincoln is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 21,709 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the 18th largest community in Rhode Island.

Lincoln is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lincoln is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincoln who work in sales jobs (12.08%), management occupations (12.02%), and office and administrative support (11.93%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Lincoln is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lincoln area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Lincoln are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.06% of adults in Lincoln have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $38,093, which is upper middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,372 for a family of four. However, Lincoln contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lincoln is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. 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 Portuguese.