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Living In Lincoln, IL

Lincoln, a town in Illinois, has a population of slightly more than 14,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%). Just 34% of residents rent in Lincoln, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $711 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Each month, renters in Lincoln will save around $341 compared to the state average.

Lincoln residents have an average commute of about 20 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (42%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is not used much. Relatively few workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number is greater than the national average.

If you're looking for a variety of career options, Lincoln has them in spades. The four most common industries are retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just under $63,000, Lincoln workers bring in about $14,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Lincoln's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Lincoln has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 14% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.


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