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.

The population of Lincoln is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.