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Welcome to Lincoln ...

The city of Lincoln is located in Placer County.

When the people of Lincoln refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lincolnite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lincoln has a population of 47,674 people<2> (see below for details).

Lincoln was incorporated August 7, 1890.

The community of Lincoln is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lincoln lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Lincoln: 95648<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lincoln had a population of 42,819 people (which is 12.29% of the total population of Placer County). This makes Lincoln the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lincoln represents 0.11% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 186th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,819 people, the population of Lincoln increased 282.14% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 11,205 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lincoln had an population of 47,674 people. This is an increase of 11.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 325.47% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lincoln.

Communities near Lincoln ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Auburn   [Map]   13,997   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Citrus Heights   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Folsom   [Map]   78,038   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Loomis   [Map]   6,809   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Penryn   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rocklin   [Map]   64,838   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lincoln.

Communities Also Named Lincoln ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Lincoln: This one is located in Placer County and the other is located in Madera County.

Beyond California, there are 63 communities that are also named Lincoln - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (6), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (3), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lincoln.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lincoln. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lincoln. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lincoln.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lincoln:

Websites for Lincoln ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lincoln ...

Looking for more information about Lincoln? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lincoln, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lincoln.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lincoln refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lincoln may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lincoln.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lincoln - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lincoln). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lincoln or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Lincoln. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lincoln) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lincoln. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lincoln

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lincoln. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8918, Longitude: -121.2991     [Map].

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