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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,486
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+10,347
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$47,512
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,633

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,716
% Above Poverty Level90.5%
% Below Poverty Level9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$959
Median House Value$275,000

Ancestry

Irish21.6%
Italian19.2%
French Except Basque18.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
Canadian11%
English9.5%
Portuguese9.3%
Polish5.7%
German3.3%
Arab1.8%
African1.3%
Scottish1.3%
US/American1%
Swedish1%
Lebanese0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.7%
Cape Verdean0.6%
Greek0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Liberian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Lincoln Almanac

CategoryValue
County Providence County
Standard Zip Codes2865
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.91
Approximate Longitude-71.45

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)

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Central Falls19,366$31,311
Cumberland34,285$94,212
North Providence32,333$76,104
Pawtucket71,389$50,150
Smithfield21,561$90,111
Woonsocket41,272$47,682

Lincoln Public Libraries

Lincoln Public Library
145 OLD RIVER ROAD
Lincoln, Rhode Island
(401) 333-2422

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Lincoln Public Schools

Lincoln Middle School
152 Jenckes Hill Rd
(401) 721-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Lincoln Senior High School
135 Old River Rd
(401) 334-7500
High
Total Enrollment 1048
Lonsdale Elementary
270 River Rd
(401) 725-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Davies Career-tech High School
50 Jenckes Hill Rd
(401) 728-1500
High
Total Enrollment 833
Lincoln Central Elem.
1081 Great Rd
(401) 334-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Saylesville Elementary
50 Woodland St
(401) 723-5240
Primary
Total Enrollment 328

Lincoln Private Schools

The Spurwink School
365 River Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
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