Introduction to Lincoln Park, Michigan

Lincoln Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles E of Taylor, Michigan and 8 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Detroit metropolitan area. Lincoln Park has a population of 40,008.

Lincoln Park History

The area that is now known as Lincoln Park was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians. In 1777 they ceded their land to French settler Pierre St. Cosme. Lincoln Park was established as a village in 1921 and incorporated as a city in 1925.

Lincoln Park and nearby Attractions

  • Ford Park
  • LaBlanc Field
  • Lincoln Park Historical Museum
  • Allen Park
  • Southgate Municipal Golf Course
  • Lincoln Park Public Library

Things To Do In Lincoln Park

The city's Parks and Recreation Department plans and organizes a diverse range of activities for people of all ages. These include self development and fitness programs, contests and entertainment events. Branches of the Ecorse River run through the city and its banks are popular recreational spots. The local museum is a great place to learn about the history of Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park Transportation

The Detroit City Airport is the closest major airport.

Lincoln Park Higher Education

There are many institutions for higher education nearby. Among these are Wayne State University, Marygrove College and the University of Detroit Mercy.


Total Population 37,362
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 15,092
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,948
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,425
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,317


Median Family Income $50,671
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $810
Median House Value $58,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.4%
Irish 16.6%

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

Lincoln Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48146
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.25
Longitude -83.178

Lincoln Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen Park 27,676 $75,445
Ecorse 9,338 $34,844
Melvindale 10,510 $34,917
River Rouge 7,673 $27,641
Southgate 29,518 $63,880

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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