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Overall Niche Grade
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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 6,696. 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
6,696

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$837,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,275
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    510.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    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
$134,211
National
$55,322

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Lincoln Reviews

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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.
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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.
I’d like to see a little variety in business here. We can’t seem to keep any restaurants open. But the conservation land is breathtaking and the trails are wonderful.