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Lincoln, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lincoln is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Placer County at latitude 38.8755 and longitude -121.2924. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 167 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lincoln, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lincoln, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lincoln indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Lincoln, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 45,393
Population in Households 45,250
Population in Familes 38,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density1 2,258
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 17,276
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 12,773
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,536 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,741 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 987 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $323,319
Average Home Value $358,952


Median Household Income $71,789
Average Household Income $88,303
Per Capita Income $33,588
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.38% 1.47%
Households 1.12% 1.38%
Families 1.18% 1.41%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lincoln, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 197 87th
Population Density1 # 565 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 847 44th
Median Household Income # 374 76th
Per Capita Income # 410 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.