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Welcome to Lincoln

A charming town with an ideal mix of suburban and rural characteristics
 
 
Lincoln, California, is a growing city with a rich history that dates back to the mid-1800s. It was founded in 1859 as a stop on the California Central Railroad. In 1890, Lincoln was incorporated as a city, which continued to grow throughout the 20th century with the construction of new residential neighborhoods, schools, and businesses. In the decades that followed, Lincoln continued to grow and evolve. The city's downtown area was revitalized, and it's now a charming area that features several historic buildings, locally owned businesses, and restaurants. Today, it boasts a small-town feel with a friendly atmosphere and a strong sense of community pride.

In the downtown area, many historic buildings feature classic architectural styles, such as Victorian and Craftsman. There are also newer, more modern, contemporary, and industrial buildings. In the residential areas, styles of homes vary greatly, from traditional ranch-style homes to modern and Mediterranean-inspired designs. Some neighborhoods also feature gated communities with large homes and upscale amenities.
 

What to Love

  • Easy access to the Sacramento metropolitan area
  • Balanced suburban and rural lifestyle
  • History and charm on every street

Local Lifestyle

In recent years, Lincoln has become a popular destination for couples, retirees, and others looking for a welcoming community with a rich history and a bright future. Lincoln is located only 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, making it an easy commute for professionals who work in the city. The community in Lincoln is friendly and welcoming, with a strong sense of local involvement and volunteerism. Lincoln's suburban and rural mix gives residents the best of both worlds, access to city amenities and services while maintaining a connection to the outdoors.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

For those who love excitement, Thunder Valley Casino Resort is a popular casino and entertainment destination in Lincoln enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The resort features a large gaming floor with various table games and slot machines, as well as a hotel, spa, and multiple restaurants. One of the dining options at Thunder Valley is Red Lantern, which is a modern Asian restaurant that offers a wide range of dishes from various regions of Asia. Another dining option at Thunder Valley is High Steaks, a classic steakhouse offering a variety of premium cuts of meat, seafood, and sides. The restaurant features elegant, sophisticated decor with white tablecloths and a fireplace, and the food can’t be beaten.

Another local favorite for food is Buonarroti Ristorante, which serves delicious Italian dishes in a gorgeous 100-year-old brick interior. Meals here exude classic Italian elegance, with entrees like veal piccata, scampi Pomodoro, and cioppino. Lincoln Speakeasy Taproom is another mainstay, with a large assortment of cocktails, beers, and wines. It is also known for its live music and entertainment, with various local bands and performers taking the stage throughout the week.
 

Things to Do

Lincoln has some stellar parks, such as McBean Memorial Park, a popular green space in Lincoln that offers a range of amenities, including a playground, picnic areas, sports fields, and a splash pad. The park also features walking trails and a small pond perfect for fishing. You’ll also be able to enjoy McBean Pavilion, which features an open-air design with a large covered stage area that can accommodate a variety of events, including concerts, festivals, and community gatherings. The pavilion is surrounded by beautiful trees and landscaping, providing a picturesque setting for any occasion.
 
A beautiful and peaceful oasis in the heart of Lincoln, Coyote Pond Park is situated around a large pond stocked with fish, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts. There are also walking trails that wind around the pond and through the surrounding woods, providing a scenic setting for a leisurely walk or jog.
 
Lovers of golf will enjoy living in Lincoln, with multiple options when it comes to the sport. Catta Verdera Country Club and Lincoln Hills Golf Club are two incredible options, providing excellent golfing opportunities in beautiful and peaceful settings. Catta Verdera is a private, members-only club, and Lincoln Hills is open to the public. The clubs differ in course designs, with Catta Verdera featuring a single championship course and Lincoln Hills offering two courses with varying difficulty levels. However, both clubs offer a range of amenities, including clubhouses with dining options, practice facilities, and pro shops.
 

Schools

The Western Placer Unified School District serves most of Lincoln, with the Lincoln Unified School District serving a small portion of the city. Both school districts in Lincoln offer a range of high-quality schools with many highly-rated options.

 

Overview for Lincoln, CA

52,400 people live in Lincoln, where the median age is 38.1 and the average individual income is $42,886.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

52,400

Total Population

38.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,886.79

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Lincoln, CA

Lincoln has 20,228 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lincoln do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 52,400 people call Lincoln home. The population density is 1,191.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

52,400

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.1

Median Age

47.35 / 52.65%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
20,228

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$42,886.79

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lincoln, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lincoln. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
First Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Twelve Bridges Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
John Adams Academy - Lincoln
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Glen Edwards Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Foskett Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
ATLAS Learning Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Phoenix High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Twelve Bridges Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Creekside Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Lincoln Crossing Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
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