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Lincoln, California
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Welcome to Lincoln ...

The city of Lincoln is located in Placer County<1>.

When the people of Lincoln refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lincolnite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lincoln has a population of 48,655 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Lincoln, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated August 7, 1890.

Lincoln is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Lincoln: 95648<5>

Websites for Lincoln ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lincoln had an population of 48,655 people. This is an increase of 13.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 334.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lincoln had a population of 42,819 people (or 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 (which had a count of 11,205 people).

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

Adding Lincoln to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lincoln in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lincoln was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lincoln on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Lincoln ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lincoln.

  • Roseville [Placer County]
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    • Roseville [Placer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Lincoln
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,725 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<7>
  • Citrus Heights [Sacramento County]
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    • Citrus Heights [Sacramento County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Lincoln
    • Estimated population in 2015: 87,056 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Citrus Heights<7>
  • Folsom [Sacramento County]
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    • Folsom [Sacramento County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Lincoln
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,726 people
    • Folsom has also been known as:
    • Folsom City
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<7>
  • Rocklin [Placer County]
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    • Rocklin [Placer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lincoln
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,159 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Auburn [Placer County]
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      • Auburn [Placer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Lincoln
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,205 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<7>
    • Loomis [Placer County]
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      • Loomis [Placer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lincoln
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,844 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<7>
    • Wheatland [Yuba County]
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      • Wheatland [Yuba County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Lincoln
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,666 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<7>
    • Virginiatown [Placer County]
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      • Virginiatown [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Lincoln
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    • Whitney [Placer County] - Historic
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      • Whitney [Placer County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Lincoln
    • Penryn [Placer County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lincoln. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lincoln.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lincoln.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lincoln. See our Newspapers Page for Lincoln.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About Placer County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln:

The official website for Placer County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Placer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lincoln.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lincoln - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LincolnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lincoln. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8918, Longitude: -121.2991    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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