Introduction to Lincoln City, Oregon

Lincoln City, Oregon, in Lincoln county, is 48 miles W of Salem, Oregon and 76 miles SW of Portland, Oregon. The city has a population of 7,437.

Lincoln City History

Lincoln City was created after the merging of Cutler City, Delake, Nelscott, Oceanlake and Taft. Native Americans were the first settlers in the area. The city derived its name from the county, which was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln. The city was incorporated in 1965.

Lincoln City and nearby Attractions

  • North Lincoln County Historical Museum
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Beverly Beach State Park
  • Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
  • Canyon Drive Park
  • Devils Lake State Park

Things To Do In Lincoln City

Taft Park, D River State Park, Canyon Drive Park and Regatta Park are all accessible from Lincoln City. The North Lincoln County Historical Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history, while the Devils Lake Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. Devils Lake also offers facilities for boating and fishing.

Lincoln City Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Lincoln City Higher Education

Western Oregon University, Willamette University and Oregon State University are colleges that are nearby.


Total Population 8,386
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 23.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,686
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 45%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $48,621
% Above Poverty Level 79.1%
% Below Poverty Level 20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 10.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%


People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $820
Median House Value $222,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0%
English 17.1%
Irish 11.8%

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

Lincoln City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles W of Salem, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles SW of Portland, Oregon
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 97367
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.958
Longitude -124.016

Lincoln City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station OTIS 2 NE
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 51 to 70 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 98.1 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 46 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 76 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 127.7 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 51 to 65 F
Oct Temp 45 to 61 F
Annual Precip 69.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kernville (97367)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Depoe Bay 1,877 $58,500
Newport 10,101 $50,635
Siletz 1,736 $40,476
Toledo 3,469 $50,727

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

Lincoln City Public Libraries

Driftwood Public Library
801 SW HWY 101 #201
Lincoln City, Oregon
(541) 996-2277
Library Web Site

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Lincoln City Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(541) 994-3661
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lincoln City High Schools

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Serves 562 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

801 SW HWY 101 SUITE 104
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 52 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

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