Lincoln, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,271. Population change since 2000: +4.7%
 
Males: 666  (52.4%)
Females: 605  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05443.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,523 (it was $45,750 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$66,523
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,796 (it was $21,092 in 2000)

Lincoln town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $234,931 (it was $113,000 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$234,931
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $317,816; Detached houses: $335,432; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,526; In 2-unit structures: $667,927; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $239,014; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $739,005; Mobile homes: $121,341
  • Races in Lincoln, VT (2010)

    Lincoln races chart
    • 1,23997.5%White alone
    • 131.0%Two or more races
    • 60.5%Black alone
    • 50.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.4%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.08%Other race alone

Races in Lincoln detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lincoln: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (27.5%), Irish (17.5%), French (16.0%), German (11.5%), French Canadian (10.5%), United States (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 971 feet

Land area: 44.0 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Lincoln,VT real estate house value index trend

Lincoln, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Lincoln:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lincoln town:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

15 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lincoln, Vermont as of December 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Lincoln to the number of sex offenders is 1,271 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Lincoln town:  1.5% ($1,741)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Lincoln satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (101.0 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (155.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (229.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Bristol, VT (2.4 miles ), Warren, VT (2.5 miles ), Ripton, VT (2.8 miles ), Starksboro, VT (2.8 miles ), New Haven, VT (3.1 miles ), Granville, VT (3.2 miles ), Fayston, VT (3.2 miles ), East Middlebury, VT (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.09 N, Longitude: 72.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +296 (+32.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Lincoln: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lincoln, Vermont

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Earthquake activity:

Lincoln-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from Lincoln center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from Lincoln center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Addison County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lincoln topographic map

Birthplace of: Abram Hatch - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Lincoln:

  • PORTER HOSPITAL, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; MIDDLEBURY, VT)
  • HELEN PORTER HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MIDDLEBURY, VT)
  • CLARK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; VERGENNES, VT)

airports located in Lincoln:

Amtrak station near Lincoln:

  • 20 miles: RANDOLPH (DEPOT SQ.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lincoln:

  • Middlebury College (about 12 miles; Middlebury, VT; Full-time enrollment: 3,077)
  • Norwich University (about 17 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Champlain College (about 29 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 29 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 30 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 30 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Castleton State College (about 35 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)

Public elementary/middle school in Lincoln:

See full list of schools located in Lincoln

Library in Lincoln:

  • LINCOLN (Operating income: $58,900; Location: 222 WEST RIVER RD.; 17,393 books; 878 audio materials; 1,355 video materials; 19 state licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lincoln: Battell Shelter (A), Cooley Glen Shelter (B), Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lincoln: Lincoln United Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Lee Cemetery (1), Maple Cemetery (2), Merrill Cemetery (3), Eubar-Odette Cemetery (4), Johnson Cemetery (5), Pope Cemetery (6), Friends Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cota Brook (A), Blue Bank Brook (B), Beaver Meadow Brook (C), Isham Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Old Hotel B & B (233 East River Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Addison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 52.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 7.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.94
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.4%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.8%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.6%
4 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Vermont average:

11.7

Lincoln travel time to work - commute Lincoln mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lincoln town (based on Addison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,8926
Mainline Protestant3,49127
Evangelical Protestant80113
Other5606
None26,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Addison County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Addison County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Addison County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

8.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.8%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Addison County:

20.9%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.1%
State:

13.3%

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($262 average AGI)
Addison County:

0.13%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chittenden County, VT  1.68% ($37,800 average AGI)
from Rutland County, VT  0.55% ($32,122)
from Washington County, VT  0.24% ($26,528)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,680 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($638 average AGI)
Addison County:

0.15%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chittenden County, VT  1.59% ($34,752 average AGI)
to Rutland County, VT  0.63% ($27,426)
to Washington County, VT  0.17% ($24,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lincoln:

  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAD (1490 AM; 1 kW; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Owner: ADDISON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYB (1380 AM; 5 kW; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lincoln:

  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WWFY (100.9 FM; BERLIN, VT; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEXP (101.5 FM; BRANDON, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C.)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WIZN (106.7 FM; VERGENNES, VT; Owner: BURLINGTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXZO (96.7 FM; WILLSBORO, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRMC-FM (91.1 FM; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Owner: THE PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Lincoln:

  • W19BR (Channel 19; MONKTON, VT; Owner: PLATTSBURGH PARTNERS)
  • W25BT (Channel 25; MONKTON, VT; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES PUB.TELECOMM.COUNCIL)
  • W62BY (Channel 62; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W64BP (Channel 64; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W66BX (Channel 66; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)
  • W68CK (Channel 68; MONKTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT WIRELESS COOPERATIVE)

Lincoln fatal accident list:

Jun 10, 2006 06:15 PM, Th-3, Lat: 44.12813, Lon: -72.98886, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 14, 1997 07:55 AM, Fas 188, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • $5,738,000Total costs
  • 6,035Total average daily traffic
  • 284Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,567Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lincoln, VT

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 44.069444 Lon: -72.966667, Call Sign: WQNV738
    Assigned Frequencies: 470.000 MHz, 494.000 MHz, 614.000 MHz, 614.000 MHz, 174.000 MHz, 494.000 MHz, 614.000 MHz, 174.000 MHz, 174.000 MHz, 494.000 MHz... (+7 more)Grant Date: 06/13/2011, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023, Certifier: David J BarrettRegistrant: Brooks, Pierce Et. Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lincoln)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 738JD , Serial Number: 17270006, Year manufactured: 1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Green Mountain Avionics Inc, 1151 French Settlement Rd, Lincoln, VT 05443

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Lincoln

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lincoln, VT

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Lincoln compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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