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Overview

Introduction to Lincoln, Massachusetts

Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles NW of Waltham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 13 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Lincoln History

The town of Lincoln was named by Chambers Russell, who influenced the town's creation. He named the town after Lincolnshire, his family home. The earliest settlers arrived in 1650. Lincoln was officially incorporated by nipping off parts of the neighboring towns of Concord, Weston and Lexington, which is why it is sometimes called "Niptown."

Lincoln and Nearby Attractions

  • Ashland State Park
  • Adams National Historic Site
  • DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Nashoba Valley

Things To Do In Lincoln

Some of the places to visit in Lincoln are the Codman House, the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, the Gropius House, Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Minuteman National Historic Park, The Pierce House, The Thoreau Institute, and Walden Pond. Museums nearby include the American Textile History Museum, the Amos Blanchard House & Barn Museum, and the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Historical sites not far from Lincoln are Adams National Historic Site, the Boston National Historical Park, and the Dillaway-Thomas House.

Lincoln Transportation

Flights are available from the Logan International Airport.

Lincoln Higher Education

Colleges close to Lincoln include Andover Newton Theological School, Bentley College, and Brandeis University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,651
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+3,037
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married69.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher77.1%
Median Earnings25+$79,375
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,386

Wealth

Median Family Income$142,661
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home11.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$2,138
Median House Value$863,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.3%
Irish16.4%
English12.8%
German11.3%
Italian10%
Polish6.6%
Russian2.6%
French Except Basque2.6%
Canadian2.4%
African2%
Norwegian1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Arab1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Lithuanian1.2%
Greek1.2%
Iranian1%
Scottish0.9%
US/American0.6%
Slovak0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Icelander0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Zimbabwean0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Lincoln Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1773
Phone Area Codes781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.41
Approximate Longitude-71.3

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)

StationBEDFORD
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationREADING
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford14,088$146,146
Belmont25,555$141,106
Concord19,432$158,247
Lexington32,936$181,699
Waltham62,699$99,879
Weston11,946$235,766

Lincoln Public Libraries

Lincoln Public Library
BEDFORD ROAD
Lincoln, Massachusetts
(781) 259-8465

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Lincoln Public Schools

Lincoln School
6 Ballfield Road
ZIP: 1773
(781) 259-9404
Primary
Total Enrollment 653

Lincoln Private Schools

The Carroll School
25 Baker Bridge Rd
ZIP: 1773
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 370
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