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Overview

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. 

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. 

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.

People

Total Population 45,038
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 27.1%
Employed Population 16+ 16,410
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 63.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.3%
Median Earnings25+ $47,528
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,680
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,473

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,705
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,524
Median House Value $347,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 13%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station FOLSOM DAM
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
Station MARYSVILLE
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 13,785 $73,826
Citrus Heights 85,408 $58,727
Loomis 6,648 $95,875
Rocklin 59,727 $93,286
Roseville 126,327 $93,377
Wheatland 3,543 $67,028

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lincoln Public Libraries

Library
Lincoln Public Library
590 FIFTH ST.
Lincoln, California
(916) 645-3607
Library Web Site

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Lincoln High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HORIZON INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS
2800 NICOLAUS RD. SUITE 100
916-645-6399
A Charter School.
Serves 3,289 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
1081 7TH ST.
916-645-6360
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,018 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

PHOENIX HIGH (CONT.)
870 J ST.
916-645-6395
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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