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Lincoln, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lincoln had a population of 48,413 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lincoln is located at latitude 38.8755 and longitude -121.2924 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lincoln (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 167 feet.

The City of Lincoln (GNIS ID: 2410835) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lincoln is located within of Placer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lincoln population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lincoln, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 48,413
Daytime Population: Workers 7,204
Daytime Population: Residents 30,584
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,788
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 48,267
Population in Familes 41,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density2 2,410
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $79,856
Average Household Income $95,169
Per Capita Income $35,732


Total Housing Units 19,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,242 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,919 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,075 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $406,484
Average Home Value $451,711


Total Households 18,161
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 13,465
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.71% 1.57%
Households 1.35% 1.39%
Families 1.42% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Lincoln, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 194 87th
Population Density # 547 64th
Diversity Index # 852 44th
Median Household Income # 357 77th
Per Capita Income # 485 68th

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