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Lincoln, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Lincoln had a population of 3,099 as of July 1, 2016. Lincoln ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lincoln is located at latitude 46.7675 and longitude -100.7005 in Burleigh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lincoln (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burleigh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,686 feet.

The City of Lincoln (GNIS ID: 1036131) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lincoln: Fort Lincoln Estates.

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


Total Population 3,099
Population in Households 3,098
Population in Familes 2,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 2,511
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,103
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 886
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,068 (93.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 ( 3.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $182,932
Average Home Value $197,776


Median Household Income $68,653
Average Household Income $78,589
Per Capita Income $26,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.13% 3.42%
Households 4.84% 3.55%
Families 4.82% 3.4%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota 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 # 17 96th
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 162 59th
Median Household Income # 63 85th
Per Capita Income # 365 9th

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