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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.

People

Total Population 7,270
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,240
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 70.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 76.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $136,684
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 11.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation 6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 17%
Median Gross Rent $2,150
Median House Value $885,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 16.9%
Irish 14.1%

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

Lincoln Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Waltham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01773
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.425
Longitude -71.304

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 BEDFORD
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station READING
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 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 (01773)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford 13,921 $139,205
Belmont 25,337 $141,086
Concord 19,271 $156,596
Lexington 32,700 $179,144
Waltham 62,438 $91,329
Weston 11,850 $245,197

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

Lincoln Public Libraries

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

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