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Population in 2010: 2,423. Population change since 2000: -6.0%
Males: 1,235  (51.0%)
Females: 1,188  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  49.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54666, 54742.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,895 (it was $39,196 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$45,895
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,316

Lincoln town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $171,993 (it was $109,000 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$171,993
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $257,511; Detached houses: $271,104; Townhouses or other attached units: $292,314; Mobile homes: $70,337

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Lincoln races chart
  • White alone - 2,373 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lincoln: 172.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (41.6%), Polish (13.5%), Irish (12.9%), English (10.2%), French (5.7%), Norwegian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 842 feet

Land area: 32.6 square miles.

Population density: 74 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lincoln:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lincoln town:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

46 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

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

Lincoln town:  1.1% ($1,191)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Lincoln satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (113.6 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (196.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (292.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Eagle River, WI (0.9 miles ), Cloverland, WI (2.6 miles ), Sugar Camp, WI (2.8 miles ), Three Lakes, WI (3.0 miles ), Conover, WI (3.0 miles ), St. Germain, WI (3.5 miles ), Phelps, WI (3.5 miles ), Hiles, WI (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.91 N, Longitude: 89.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Lincoln household income distribution Lincoln home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Lincoln, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lincoln-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Lincoln town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vilas County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lincoln topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Lincoln:

  • EAGLE RIVER HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; EAGLE RIVER, WI)
  • EAGLE RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; EAGLE RIVER, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lincoln:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 90 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 98 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 8,352)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 99 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 7,952)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 111 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 115 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 117 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 120 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 3,092)

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Notable locations in Lincoln: Big T Dock and Ramp (A), Camp Ojibwa (B), Camp Marimeta (C), Trees for Tomorrow Recreation Site (D), Eagle River District Ranger Station (E), Walter E Olson Memorial Library (F), Vilas County Courthouse (G), Eagle River Village Hall (H), Travel Care International (I), Eagle River Joint Municipal Fire Commission (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lincoln include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Saint Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church (B), Saint Mary of the Snows Episcopal Church (C), Our Savior Lutheran Church (D), First Congregational United Church of Christ (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), Community Bible Church (G), Christ Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Mud Minnow Lake (A), Otter Lake (B), Scat Lake (C), Silver Lake (D), Spring Lake (E), Taylor Lake (F), Lake Seventeen (G), Adams Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Rice Creek (A), Sucker Creek (B), Eagle River (C), Mud Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Vilas 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
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AQI  CO  Ozone  PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.3. This is about average.
City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.416. This is worse than average. There were 30 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.416
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 7.81. This is significantly better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.81
U.S.:

22.92
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.06. This is about average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.09. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.09
U.S.:

2.43


Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.6%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

2.7%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lincoln, WI

Lincoln compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.94%
Here54.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents56.9%9.8%8.4%6.9%6.3%
Congregations25.0%12.5%9.4%9.4%6.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of America The Evangelical Covenant ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents3.2%2.7%1.7%1.2%2.7%
Congregations6.3%9.4%3.1%3.1%15.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Vilas County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Vilas County:

11.34 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
This county:

38.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Vilas County:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Vilas County:

26.3%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.7%
State:

13.0%

7.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Oneida County, WI  1.22% ($32,266 average AGI)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.41% ($87,730)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.40% ($60,083)


7.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oneida County, WI  1.30% ($30,750 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.37% ($36,545)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.32% ($18,276)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lincoln:

  • WERL (950 AM; 1 kW; EAGLE RIVER, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOBT (1240 AM; 1 kW; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lincoln:

  • WXPR (91.7 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/CASTING, INC.)
  • WLSL (93.7 FM; THREE LAKES, WI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF RHINELANDER, INC.)
  • WRJO (94.5 FM; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: BERNER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W296AD (107.1 FM; EAGLE RIVER, ETC., WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMQA-FM (95.9 FM; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRHN (100.1 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCWL-LP (103.5 FM; CLEARWATER LAKE, WI; Owner: NORTHERN LAKES RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lincoln:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W57AR (Channel 57; SAYNER/VILAS COUNTY, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W04CS (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • W31BA (Channel 31; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBIJ (Channel 4; CRANDON, WI; Owner: SELENKA COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 13,260
Total average daily truck traffic: 703
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 19,730


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Martin Rd (Lat: 44.635556 Lon: -87.626944), Type: 110.6, Overall height: 110 m
    Registrant: 7158421437, , 115 S JEFFERSON ST
  • .2 Mi W Of Cth P On Hawk Rd (Lat: 44.647778 Lon: -87.565000), Type: 80.5, Overall height: 80 m
    Registrant: 7157623221


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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