Population: 45,675Median home value: $363,300 71 Ranks better than 70% of areas
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A+ Lincoln Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Lincoln Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than California
13333% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lincoln cost of living
A+ Lincoln Crime Total crime is 54% lower than California
Total crime
1,35950% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7450% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Lincoln crime
C+ Lincoln Employment Household income is 20% higher than California
Median household income
$76,35438% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,44215% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Lincoln employment
D- Lincoln Housing Home value is 11% lower than California
Median home value
$363,30097% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,60169% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
Lincoln real estate or Lincoln rentals
D Lincoln Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than California
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
42%14% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:122% higher than the US average
Lincoln K-12 schools

Living in Lincoln, CA

Lincoln, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 45,675 inhabitants. At 83%, the majority of the Lincoln population is White; this is followed by 7% Asian and 2% Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 86% of the population considered married and 63% with kids under the age of 18, Lincoln could be considered a very suitable city for families.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Lincoln, California. Finding the best places to live in Lincoln and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, education and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Lincoln has received a livability score of 72 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 70th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Lincoln scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A+) and weather (B-). Lincoln does not do well for the following: cost of living (F), education (D) and housing (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lincoln, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Lincoln has a violent crime rate of 92 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Lincoln is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Lincoln come in at $363,300, which is 11.2% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lincoln, the home price to income ratio is 4.8, which is 25% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Lincoln area were 3.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.4%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Lincoln: Suburbs of Capital City

I currently live just outside of Lincoln, CA, although I have lived inside the city boundaries for several months last year. To say that the area is going downhill is an understatement, as the crime rate in Lincoln is rising at a rapid rate, leading for some families to leave the area and seek out areas that are less gang ridden. Lincoln lies just North of Sacramento and North Highlands and it has become very apparent that the problems that are associated with these areas are starting to stretch North, just as Elk Grove has mirrored these same problems to the South of Sacramento.

In the past, Lincoln was a place where you could go to raise your family, which was just a stones throw away from Sacramento. While it is still true that you can likely live a pretty decent life in this area, there is no question that the feeling of being on your toes at all times persists throughout this entire region. The tell tale sign that Lincoln has been headed in a bad direction is the site of all the bars that have started being put up on families homes windows, to keep criminals out. This is due to the fact that there have been a drastically increased rate of home invasions and the stories that have come out in regards to these instances have been very chilling.

On the positive side, you still can buy a house in Lincoln for a very affordable price, which is why the area still remains heavily populated. The homes in the area are very large, so if you can handle being around some areas that are a bit sketchy, you may be able to purchase a huge home for several hundred thousand dollars.
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Source: The Lincoln, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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