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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,776
Male Share of the Population54.1%
Female Share of the Population45.9%
Senior Citizens23.8%
Employed Population 16+1,117
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married40.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,928
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,036

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,901
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home0.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$588
Median House Value$88,100

Ancestry

Irish21.1%
French Except Basque17.7%
English13.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
Scottish9.1%
German4.8%
Italian3.8%
Canadian3.1%
Norwegian1.7%
Dutch1.4%
Lithuanian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.3%
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Lincoln Almanac

CategoryValue
County Penobscot County
Standard Zip Codes4457
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude45.36
Approximate Longitude-68.5

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)

StationMILLINOCKET
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp2 to 23 F
Apr Temp30 to 49 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp34 to 54 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationBARNARD
Distance31.8 miles
Jan Temp2 to 24 F
Apr Temp30 to 50 F
Jul Temp56 to 77 F
Oct Temp34 to 55 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationORONO
Distance32.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 55 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burlington290$55,357
Enfield1,516$48,239
Howland1,085$57,500
Lee922$49,766
Lowell309$54,250
Winn538$44,886

Lincoln Public Libraries

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

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Lincoln Hospitals

Penobscot Valley Hospital
(Non-profit)
7 Transalpine Road
(207) 794-3321

Lincoln Public Schools

Mattanawcook Academy
33 Reed Drive
ZIP: 4457
(207) 794-6711
High
Total Enrollment 347
Ella P Burr School
23 Ella P Burr Street
ZIP: 4457
(207) 794-3014
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
No Penobscot Tech-region 3
35 West Broadway
ZIP: 4457
(207) 794-3004
Mattanawcook Jr High School
45 School Street
ZIP: 4457
(207) 794-8935
Middle
Total Enrollment 297
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