Introduction to Lincoln, California

Lincoln, California, in Placer county, is 9 miles N of Roseville, California (center to center) and 24 miles NE of Sacramento, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Sacramento metropolitan area. There are an estimated 11,205 people in Lincoln.

Lincoln History

Theodore Judah surveyed and laid the original town site in 1859 as per the proposed line of the California Central Railroad. The city of Lincoln was named after Charles Lincoln Wilson, a director and organizer of California Central Railroad. They established a rail link between Marysville and Sacramento in 1860. However, it was during the mid-1990s that the city started enjoying a period of vigorous growth and development. in 2000, Lincoln was recognized as the fastest growing suburb of the U.S.

Lincoln and nearby Attractions

  • Foskett Regional Park
  • Sacramento Zoo
  • Lincoln Classic Car Museum
  • McBean Park

Things To Do In Lincoln

Lincoln features excellent recreational services. The city is home to a softball complex, baseball field, soccer complex, football field, a number of amusement parks, golf courts, community centers, shopping areas and beautiful landscapes. The city also organizes a number of youth and adult programs.

Lincoln Transportation

The nearest airport is Sacramento International Airport.

Lincoln Higher Education

The Sierra College serves this area.


Total Population 44,397
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 25.8%
Employed Population 16+ 16,582
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 62.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.6%
Median Earnings25+ $44,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,093
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,793


Median Family Income $79,017
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,525
Median House Value $328,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.8%
Irish 11.4%

Lincoln Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Roseville, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NE of Sacramento, California
County Placer
Standard Zip Codes 95648
Phone Area Codes 916
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.891
Longitude -121.291

Lincoln Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AUBURN
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 61 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 22 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 13,690 $77,027
Citrus Heights 84,678 $59,355
Loomis 6,589 $95,217
Rocklin 59,002 $91,946
Roseville 124,250 $94,461
Wheatland 3,494 $66,347

Lincoln Public Libraries

Lincoln Public Library
Lincoln, California
(916) 645-3607
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Lincoln High Schools

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A Charter School.
Serves 3,289 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

1081 7TH ST.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,018 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

870 J ST.
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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