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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Lincoln is a suburb of Providence with a population of 21,644. Lincoln is in Providence County. Living in Lincoln offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lincoln there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Lincoln and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lincoln are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$303,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,029
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    237.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,424.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Lincoln

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,123
National
$55,322

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Lincoln Reviews

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Lincoln has been a wonderful place to raise my children. There are sports and after school programs available for the kids at all age levels. Even the library has activites for families. We first moved here solely for the school department and have never been disappointed! The teachers and guidance counselors are incredible at being involved and supporting families. However, there is a financial divide. Too often it's about who you know or how much money you have in order to be accepted or part of the team. That would be a big change that could be made.
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I moved to Lincoln about two years ago and I have loved it since. Where I live, it is a good distance away from the supermarket, Providence and my work. This makes it easy to get to and from places since I do not have a car. I have heard people say that once you move to Rhode Island, you never leave and I am most definitely starting to believe that!
Lincoln is a nice town. It is divided and unified at the same time. I live in Manville, one of many neighborhoods within this town. Though this is the poorer part of town, I have friends in Albion, Saylesville, Lonsdale, and Limerock! Though we are all different, we all feel like we are an integral part of Lincoln, which creates a very inclusive community.