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Overview

Introduction to Lincoln, Rhode Island

Lincoln, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 4 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 35 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is conveniently located inside the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

Lincoln History

Lincoln was first settled during the 17th century. The early settlers built unique, Rhode Island style houses which were called stone-enders. One of the major occupations of Lincoln has been limestone, which has existed at the village of Lime Rock since colonial times. Lincoln was originally part of Smithfield. In 1871, it was split off and named after Abraham Lincoln. It developed into an important mill town during the late 1800s with several textile factories along the Blackstone River.

Lincoln and nearby Attractions

  • World War II Memorial State Park
  • Snake Den State Park
  • Olney pond
  • Lincoln Country Club
  • Louisquisset Golf Club
  • Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Things To Do In Lincoln

Those who enjoy the local history should visit Arnold House, a stone-ender that was built in 1687. The Lincoln Woods State Park is a great place for outdoor recreation and includes an outdoor ice rink, beach, fishing, and trails. There are also a few golf courses, ponds, and lakes in the surrounding areas.

Lincoln Transportation

Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lincoln Higher Education

Providence College, Rhode Island College, Bryant College, and Brown University are nearby.

People

Total Population 21,396
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 10,497
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.4%
Median Earnings25+ $45,632
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,882
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,759

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,800
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $914
Median House Value $264,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0.7%
English 8.4%
Irish 22%

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 Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Providence
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02865
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02802
Phone Area Codes 401
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.93
Longitude -71.44

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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Albion (02802)

Manville (02838)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Central Falls 19,378 $31,398
Cumberland 34,124 $89,587
North Providence 32,291 $71,592
Pawtucket 71,395 $49,440
Smithfield 21,513 $81,790
Woonsocket 41,213 $45,986

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
145 OLD RIVER ROAD
Lincoln, Rhode Island
(401) 333-2422
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Lincoln High Schools

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LINCOLN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
135 OLD RIVER ROAD
401-333-1850
Serves 1,062 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

DAVIES CAREER-TECH HIGH SCHOOL
50 JENCKES HILL ROAD
401-728-1500
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 765 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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