- Lincoln, California
official_name = Lincoln, California
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in Placer County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Placer
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Primo Santini
leader_title1 = State Senate
leader_title2 = State Assembly
leader_title3 = U. S. Congress
area_total_km2 = 47.5
area_total_sq_mi = 18.3
area_land_km2 = 47.4
area_land_sq_mi = 18.3
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 167
elevation_m = 51
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 39556
population_density_km2 = 834.5
population_density_sq_mi = 2161.5
timezone = PST
utc_offset = -8
latd = 38 |latm = 53 |lats = 14 |latNS = N
longd = 121 |longm = 17 |longs = 46 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code = 95648
area_code = 916
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-41474
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0277539
Lincoln is a city in Placer County,
California, United States. The population was estimated to be 42,126 in 2007 [ [http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-04-06.xls US Census Population Estimates for Places in California] ] . On July 17, 2007, Forbes.com listed Lincoln as the nation's fastest growing city from 2000 to 2006 with an increase of 238.6% in population [http://www.forbes.com/realestate/2007/07/16/suburbs-growth-housing-forbeslife-cx_mw_0716realestate.html] . This growth is due to Lincoln being located in the rapid suburban development north of Sacramento, in Placer County.
The original townsite was surveyed and laid out in 1859 by
Theodore Judahalong the proposed line of the California Central Railroad. The name "Lincoln" was conferred in honor of Charles Lincoln Wilson, one of the organizers and directors of the California Central Railroad. The CCRR was planned as a rail link between the cities of Marysville and Sacramento via a connection to the Sacramento Valley Railroad in Folsom. Grading from Folsom to Marysville commenced in 1858 and was completed to Marysville by 1860. Track laying began that same year and the rails reached the site of Lincoln in early 1861. At this point, due to a lack of funds, further construction on the California Central was temporarily halted and Lincoln experienced a small-scale boom as the northern terminus of this new road. Within a few years, however, more investors were found and the line was extended to Wheatland, in Yuba County, bringing an end to this early stage of Lincoln's development.
When most of its population and business moved on with the railroad, the town settled into a lull until the early 1870s, when rich
claydeposits of the Ione Formationwere discovered nearby. This led to the establishment of Gladding, McBean & Co., the potteryfor which Lincoln is famous, ushering in a new era of prosperity and growth.
Lincoln remained a sleepy town until the mid-1990s, when the suburbs of Sacramento started expanding out past nearby Roseville. The city is now enjoying a new period of growth. As of
July 16, 2007the population has been said to be 39,566², a growth of 236.8% since 2000, making Lincoln the U.S.'s fastest growing suburb. [Woolsey, Matt. "Forbes.com". " [http://realestate.msn.com/Buying/Article_forbes.aspx?cp-documentid=5219929>1=10341 America's fastest-growing suburbs] ". Retrieved August 7, 2007.]
In June 2004, Lincoln gained additional notoriety when it opened the first casino in the greater
SacramentoMetropolitan Area, Thunder Valley Casino.
In 2006, Lincoln was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. It was the only California city to be named an All-America City that year and only one of 10 cities to receive the prestigious award.
Lincoln is located at coor dms|38|53|14|N|121|17|46|W|city (38.887121, -121.295973)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.3 square miles (47.5 km²), of which, 18.3 square miles (47.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 11,205 people, 3,874 households, and 3,033 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 612.6 people per square mile (236.5/km²). There were 4,146 housing units at an average density of 226.7/sq mi (87.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.64% White, 0.44% African American, 1.26% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 13.47% from other races, and 3.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.98% of the population.
There were 3,874 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.
median incomefor a household in the city was $45,547, and the median income for a family was $51,166. Males had a median income of $38,460 versus $25,603 for females. The per capita incomefor the city was $19,447. About 10.3% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.ci.lincoln.ca.us/ City of Lincoln]
* [http://www.lincolntoday.com/ Lincoln Today -official online yellow pages in Lincoln]
* [http://www.lincolnnewsmessenger.com/ Lincoln News Messenger - official newspaper of Lincoln]
* [http://www.westplacer.com West Placer Community Forums]
* [http://www.lincolnev.com Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) in Lincoln]
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