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Lincoln City, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Lincoln City had a population of 8,296 as of July 1, 2016. Lincoln City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lincoln City is located at latitude 44.9723 and longitude -124.0081 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lincoln City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Lincoln City (GNIS ID: 2410836) 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lincoln City is located within Lincoln City Division of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lincoln City 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 City: Cutler City, De Lake, Lincoln, Nelscott, Oceanlake, Taft.

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


Total Population 8,296
Population in Households 8,178
Population in Familes 5,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 1,468
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 3,849
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 2,054
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,750 (27.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,099 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,553 (39.9%)
Median Home Value $264,286
Average Home Value $309,043


Median Household Income $32,640
Average Household Income $50,477
Per Capita Income $23,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.61%
Households 0.88% 0.72%
Families 0.76% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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 City, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln City to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon 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 # 74 81st
Population Density1 # 151 60th
Diversity Index2 # 76 80th
Median Household Income # 358 6th
Per Capita Income # 208 45th

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