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The City of Lincoln City had a population of 10,061 as of July 1, 2021. 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 44.9582 and longitude -124.0179 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lincoln City 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 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.

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, 2021)


Total Population 10,061 (100%)
Population in Households 9,940 (98.8%)
Population in Families 6,775 (67.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 121 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 1,662
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $46,666
Average Household Income $57,707
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $26,542
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,227 (28.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,396 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,254 (41.3%)
Median Home Value $281,576
Average Home Value $327,961
Housing Affordability Index3 91


Total Households 4,623
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 2,466
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.8% 1.35%
Households 1.77% 1.35%
Families 1.63% 1.2%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
Owner Occupied HU   1.7%

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, 2021 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 # 66 83rd
Population Density # 145 62nd
Median Household Income # 309 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 108 29th
Per Capita Income # 270 29th
Diversity Index # 81 79th

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