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Overview

Introduction to Lincoln, Maine

Lincoln, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 145 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 243 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Bangor metropolitan area. There are an estimated 5,221 people in Lincoln.

Lincoln History

This town was named in honor of former Governor Enoch Lincoln. It was incorporated in 1829 and was recognized as the 284th town in Maine.

Lincoln and nearby Attractions

  • Prince Thomas Park
  • Penobscot Nation Museum
  • Baxter State Park
  • Mattanawcook Pond

Things To Do In Lincoln

The Penobscot Nation Museum is a popular local spot where one can learn about the ancient Penobscot artistry and culture. Parks like the Baxter State Park and the Prince Thomas Park offer various recreation facilities. Every year, events such as the Springfield Fair, Homecoming Parade and Riverdrivers Supper are held in Lincoln.

Lincoln Transportation

Bangor International Airport is nearby.

Lincoln Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington and Saint Joseph’s College.

People

Total Population 2,947
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 982
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 39.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10%
Median Earnings25+ $30,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,674
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,073
% Above Poverty Level 69.7%
% Below Poverty Level 30.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.1%
Median Gross Rent $544
Median House Value $86,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.9%
Irish 15.2%

Lincoln Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 145 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 243 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04457
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.362
Longitude -68.505

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 MILLINOCKET
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 30 to 49 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 54 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station BARNARD
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 24 F
Apr Temp 30 to 50 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station ORONO
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lincoln, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lincoln Center (04457)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burlington 268 $50,833
Enfield 1,714 $48,375
Howland 1,144 $44,563
Lee 1,268 $51,528
Lowell 329 $48,750
Winn 508 $41,591

Lincoln Public Libraries

Library
Lincoln Memorial Library
21 WEST BROADWAY
Lincoln, Maine
(207) 794-2765

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207-794-6711
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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207-794-3004
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