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Lincoln, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lincoln had a population of 172 as of July 1, 2016. Lincoln ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lincoln is located at latitude 42.2635 and longitude -92.6914 in Tama County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lincoln (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tama County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The City of Lincoln (GNIS ID: 2395711) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lincoln is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tama County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lincoln population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lincoln, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 172
Population in Households 172
Population in Familes 149
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 375
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $172,826
Average Home Value $315,678


Median Household Income $51,936
Average Household Income $82,423
Per Capita Income $33,703
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 0.69%
Households 0.69% 0.56%
Families 1.94% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lincoln, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 740 27th
Population Density1 # 728 28th
Diversity Index2 # 868 14th
Median Household Income # 534 47th
Per Capita Income # 113 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.