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Lincoln, Maine - Basic Facts

The Lincoln Census Designated Place had a population of 2,864 as of July 1, 2017. Lincoln ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lincoln is located at latitude 45.3627 and longitude -68.5017 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the Lincoln Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.77 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Lincoln Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377926) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lincoln Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Penobscot County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lincoln population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lincoln, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,864
Daytime Population: Workers 1,499
Daytime Population: Residents 1,752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,251
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 2,791
Population in Familes 2,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 386
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $30,049
Average Household Income $43,899
Per Capita Income $18,060


Total Housing Units 1,332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 796 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $116,552
Average Home Value $165,232


Total Households 1,136
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 753
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.03%
Households -0.12% -0.05%
Families -0.05% -0.19%
Median Household Income   6.95%
Per Capita Income   4.86%

Lincoln, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 66th
Population Density # 82 38th
Diversity Index # 99 25th
Median Household Income # 124 5th
Per Capita Income # 129 2nd

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