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Lincoln, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lincoln had a population of 47,556 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Lincoln, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 47,556
Population in Households 47,412
Population in Familes 40,680
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density1 2,367
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 17,698
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 13,131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,877 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,821 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,128 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $386,207
Average Home Value $432,414


Median Household Income $77,301
Average Household Income $90,513
Per Capita Income $33,730
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.69% 1.55%
Households 1.15% 1.33%
Families 1.25% 1.39%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 Density1 # 550 64th
Diversity Index2 # 850 44th
Median Household Income # 351 77th
Per Capita Income # 489 68th

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