Lincoln, RI

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Living in Lincoln

Lincoln is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 21,771 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lincoln is the 18th largest community in Rhode Island.

Housing costs in Lincoln are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Rhode Island.

Lincoln is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.96% 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 management occupations (12.48%), sales jobs (12.09%), and office and administrative support (10.80%).

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%): 37.64% of adults in Lincoln have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $40,879, 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 $163,516 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lincoln include Irish, Italian, French, English, and French Canadian.

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