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 85.42% 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 (13.67%), sales jobs (11.92%), and management occupations (9.90%).

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 citizens of Lincoln are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.40% of adults in Lincoln have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lincoln in 2010 was $37,211, 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 $148,844 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 French.