Lincoln, Illinois Population 2024

12,692

Lincoln is a city located in Logan County Illinois. Lincoln has a 2024 population of 12,692. It is also the county seat of Logan County.Lincoln is currently declining at a rate of -1.52% annually and its population has decreased by -4.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,244 in 2020.

The average household income in Lincoln is $72,686 with a poverty rate of 14.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lincoln is 40.4 years, 38 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Lincoln Demographics

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

  • White: 89.11%
  • Two or more races: 5.24%
  • Black or African American: 4.82%
  • Other race: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,030.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.17% (-552)
The current population of Lincoln, Illinois is 12,692 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,244.

Lincoln, Illinois Population 2024

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Lincoln Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,91589.11%
Two or more races7015.24%
Black or African American6454.82%
Other race540.4%
Asian520.39%
Native American40.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lincoln Population by Race

Lincoln Population Pyramid 2024

Lincoln Median Age

40.4

Total

38

Male

42.8

Female

Lincoln Adults

There are 10,951 adults, (2,995 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln.

Lincoln Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln Sex Ratio

Female6,70350.13%
Male6,66849.87%

Lincoln Population by Age

Lincoln Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,9472.0761.838.2
Non Family2,5811.2650.349.7
Married2,3122.6779.420.6
Female6812.9544.255.8
Male3732.3464.335.7
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2.64

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lincoln Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lincoln Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lincoln Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.95%.

Lincoln Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,183

Average Earnings

$44,794

Average Male

$28,107

Average Female

Lincoln Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lincoln Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lincoln Language

96.51% of Lincoln residents speak only English, while 3.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.19% of the population.

Lincoln Language

Lincoln Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,0031,30911.9%
Black33923469.03%
Multiple64518628.84%
Hispanic3179830.91%
Asian33618.18%
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14.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.34%

Male Poverty Rate

15.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln is Black, with 69.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln is White, with 11.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.29%.

Lincoln Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.35%
High School12.95%
Some College12.4%
Bachelors or Greater1.4%
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Lincoln Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.2%
Female Employed11.48%
Male Employed8.56%
Male Unemployed
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Lincoln Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lincoln Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lincoln Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincoln Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Lincoln Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lincoln Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

818

Number of Veterans

809

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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Lincoln Veterans by War

count

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Lincoln Veterans by Age

count

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Lincoln Veterans by Race

Lincoln Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lincoln Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lincoln Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lincoln Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.94%

Born in Lincoln

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.49% of Lincoln residents were born in the United States, with 81.94% having been born in Illinois. 0.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lincoln Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,712-196-1.65%
202811,908-196-1.62%
202712,104-196-1.59%
202612,300-196-1.57%
202512,496-196-1.54%
202412,692-196-1.52%
202312,888-196-1.5%
202213,084-196-1.48%
202113,280360.27%
202013,244-290-2.14%
201913,534-135-0.99%
201813,669-87-0.63%
201713,756-67-0.48%
201613,823-126-0.9%
201513,949-140-0.99%
201414,089-114-0.8%
201314,203-534-3.62%
201214,7372471.7%
201114,490-42-0.29%
201014,532-837-5.45%
200015,369-49-0.32%
199015,418-909-5.57%
198016,327-1,255-7.14%
197017,5826924.1%
196016,8902,52817.6%
195014,3621,61012.63%
194012,752-103-0.8%
193012,8559738.19%
192011,8829909.09%
191010,8921,93021.54%
19008,9622,23733.26%
18906,7251,08619.26%
18805,639
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Lincoln Population by Year