Lincoln, Illinois Population 2021

13,202
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Lincoln is a city located in Logan County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Logan County. With a 2020 population of 13,202, it is the 181st largest city in Illinois and the 2534th largest city in the United States . Lincoln is currently declining at a rate of -1.20% annually and its population has decreased by -8.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,504 in 2010. Lincoln reached it's highest population of 17,582 in 1970. Spanning over 6 miles, Lincoln has a population density of 2,112 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lincoln is $62,525 with a poverty rate of 12.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $88,300. The median age in Lincoln is 38.7 years, 36.6 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Lincoln Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lincoln was:

  • White: 90.93%
  • Black or African American: 3.49%
  • Two or more races: 3.29%
  • Asian: 1.41%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lincoln, Illinois is 13,202 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,685.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,504.

Lincoln, Illinois Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202128,030-294-1.05%
202028,324-294-1.04%
201928,618-294-1.03%
201828,912-122-0.42%
201729,034-132-0.45%
201629,166-118-0.40%
201529,284-376-1.28%
201429,660-166-0.56%
201329,826-532-1.78%
201230,358880.29%
201130,270-13-0.04%
201030,2830.00%

Lincoln Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,41490.93%
Black or African American4763.49%
Two or More Races4493.29%
Asian1921.41%
Some Other Race1060.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.11%
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Lincoln Population by Race

Lincoln Population Pyramid $2021

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Lincoln Median Age

38.7


Total

36.6


Male

41


Female

Lincoln Adults

There are 10,937 adults, (2,680 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln.

Lincoln Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln Sex Ratio

Female

6,871

50.33%

Male

6,781

49.67%

Lincoln Population by Age

Lincoln Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lincoln Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
All63.9%36.1%
Female57.5%42.5%
Male53.9%46.1%
Non Family53.3%46.7%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lincoln Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6862.1963.9
Married2,4962.9576.4
Non Family2,4201.1553.3
Female5903.257.5
Male1802.4653.9

2.9

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Lincoln Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2853.15%
9th to 12th Grade6737.44%
High School Graduate3,38637.43%
Some College1,98821.97%
Associates Degree92410.21%
Bachelors Degree1,21413.42%
Graduate Degree5776.38%
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Lincoln Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lincoln Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,5287,6471,616
Asian148121113
2+ Races14112630
Hispanic12611420
Black1017812
Other Race219
Native American33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.35%.

Lincoln Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,625$41,371$27,257
Less Than 9th Grade$$38,304$8,750
High School Graduate$30,678$32,457$24,306
Some College$33,409$44,196$22,154
Bachelors Degree$45,556$43,750$47,019
Graduate Degree$55,344$51,250$56,250

$35,625

Average Earnings

$41,371

Average Male

$27,257

Average Female

Lincoln Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lincoln Language by Age

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Lincoln Language

96.05% of Lincoln residents speak only English, while 3.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Lincoln Language

Lincoln Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,5481,33711.58%
Multiple43316538.11%
Hispanic2985819.46%
Other824656.10%
Asian1862915.59%
Black1201815.00%

12.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.51%

Male Poverty Rate

14.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln is Other, with 56.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln is White, with 11.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.98%.

Lincoln Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.59%
Some College10.64%
High School9.79%
Bachelors or Greater2.62%

Lincoln Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.52%
Female Unemployed27.31%
Female Employed9.21%
Male Employed4.71%

Lincoln Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lincoln Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,931$62,525
Families$61,931$74,655
Married Families$75,975-
Non Families$30,233$43,943
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Income by Household Type

Lincoln Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincoln Married by Age and Sex

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Lincoln Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lincoln Marital Status by Race

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Lincoln Marital Status

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1,050

Number of Veterans

956

Male Veterans

94

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam330
Second Gulf War315
First Gulf War166
Korea147
World War II97

Lincoln Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+284
65 to 74238
35 to 54221
18 to 34176
55 to 64131

Lincoln Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,00910.05%
2+ Races3113.42%
Black102.22%
Hispanic94.46%

Lincoln Veterans by Race

Lincoln Veterans by Education

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1.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lincoln Employment by Age

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Lincoln Employment by Race

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Lincoln Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.21%

Born in Lincoln

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.34% of Lincoln residents were born in the United States, with 82.21% having been born in Illinois. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lincoln Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,202-161-1.20%
202013,363-161-1.19%
201913,524-161-1.18%
201813,685-68-0.49%
201713,753-69-0.50%
201613,822-127-0.91%
201513,949-138-0.98%
201414,087-114-0.80%
201314,201-533-3.62%
201214,7342441.68%
201114,490-43-0.30%
201014,533-836-0.56%
200015,369-49-0.03%
199015,418-909-0.57%
198016,327-1,255-0.74%
197017,5826920.40%
196016,8902,5281.63%
195014,3621,6101.20%
194012,752-103-0.08%
193012,8559730.79%
192011,8829900.87%
191010,8921,9301.97%
19008,9622,2372.91%
18906,7251,0861.78%
18805,6390.00%

Lincoln Population by Year