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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lincoln is a suburb of Boston with a population of 6,726. Lincoln is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Lincoln offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lincoln there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Lincoln and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lincoln are highly rated.
About Lincoln...
Population
6,726

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$873,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,285
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Lincoln Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    29.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    205.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Lincoln

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,778
National
$55,322

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Lincoln Reviews

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Lincoln is a great town for families and people more interested in living closer to the land. There's a lot of farmland and people are really invested in making sure Lincoln stays green, which can be annoying if you need to cut down a tree. Overall, it's a rich town--more BMW's and Tesla's than anything else, but everyone's kind. There is very little to do there--only one or two restaurants and one grocery store in town.
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Lincoln is a small town with easy access to the city of Boston and its surrounding towns. It feels like the country, with lots of farms and nature, and it's rather small population-wise, but it has a commuter train and plenty of other attractions close by.
I enjoy living in Lincoln because of the surrounding woods. There are trails everywhere and the scenery is beautiful. My town is so small that our town center consists of only a grocery store, coffee shop, and gift shop. Everyone knows of each other and the people who live here are very down-to-earth and friendly. There are also farms in my town that many people like to visit to see the animals or buy fresh produce.