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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Lincoln is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 45,675. Lincoln is in Placer County. Living in Lincoln offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lincoln there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Lincoln and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lincoln are above average.
About Lincoln...
Population
45,675

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$363,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,601
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    226
    500
  • Theft
    911
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,354
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Lincoln Reviews

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Lincoln has a small town feel, but does not disappoint with modern convenience! The old town is full of mom and pop shops, cafes and friendly faces. The new developments are well thought out and have all the favorite go-to's like Target, Home Depot, starbucks and In-N-Out Burger.
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I've grown up in Lincoln since I was 3 years old. I'm a small town girl and I love it. Living in Lincoln I think has been such a positive experience for my family and I. Here in Lincoln, everyone knows everyone (which can be good and bad) but it really does help when you're in need of anything because you know your community has your back! I've gone to Lincoln schools up until I graduated from LHS. I've participated in a big event, Relay for Life for the past 10+ years that it's been present in Lincoln and it really brings in a crowd for an amazing cause! I wouldn't change a thing about Lincoln, I love my small town.
I have lived here since 2009 when the economy wasn’t doing great. House prices have doubled since then, so it is becoming difficult for most to afford, but is still slightly cheaper than Roseville/Rocklin. Lincoln had some financial troubles the same as many other fast growing small towns, but has seemingly become more fiscally responsible. Overall it is a nice place to raise kids. You will have to commute a short distance to find career type work, but to some the small town feel may be worth it. Others have mentioned the homeless/ petty theft issue. This is a statewide problem, and is actually mild here. Folsom, and other higher cost areas are actually worse. Lincoln/ Sacramento is only 2 hours from Lake Tahoe, Reno, San Francisco, Napa, ski resorts, historical gold mining towns, and other areas worthy of vacationing to. Lincoln schools are good, and there are some top notch charters close by.