Lincoln, Alabama

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Lincoln
City
Motto: "Come Grow With Us"
Location in Talladega County and the state of Alabama
Location in Talladega County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°35′35″N 86°8′20″W / 33.59306°N 86.13889°W / 33.59306; -86.13889
Country United States
State Alabama
County Talladega
Area
 • Total 21.4 sq mi (55.5 km2)
 • Land 21.3 sq mi (55.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 502 ft (153 m)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 6,326
 • Density 213.9/sq mi (82.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35096
Area code(s) 205 256
FIPS code 01-43120
GNIS feature ID 0112832
Website http://www.lincolnalabama.com/

Lincoln is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 6,266. It was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War.

Geography[edit]

Lincoln is located at 33°35′35″N 86°8′20″W / 33.59306°N 86.13889°W / 33.59306; -86.13889 (33.593156, -86.138879).[2] It is home to Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, employing over 4,000 people. The famed Talladega Superspeedway race track is located in the city.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.5 square miles (56 km2), of which, 21.3 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.61%) is water.

Education[edit]

Lincoln has Lincoln Elementary School, Charles R. Drew Middle School, and Lincoln High School, Home of The Golden Bears. The first graduate of Lincoln High School was the famous Cities Service Company CEO Burl S. Watson, who graduated from LHS in 1912.

The Birmingham Supplementary School Inc. (BSS, バーミングハム日本語補習校 Bāminguhamu Nihongo Hoshūkō), a part-time Japanese school, has its office is at the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC facility in unincorporated Talladega County, near Lincoln. It holds its classes at the Shelby-Hoover campus of Jefferson State Community College in Hoover. The school first opened on September 1, 2001.[3][4][5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 498
1930 429 −13.9%
1940 420 −2.1%
1950 547 30.2%
1960 629 15.0%
1970 1,127 79.2%
1980 2,081 84.6%
1990 2,941 41.3%
2000 4,577 55.6%
2010 6,266 36.9%
Est. 2012 6,326 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,577 people, 1,831 households, and 1,354 families residing in the city. The population density was 214.6 people per square mile (82.8/km²). There were 2,297 housing units at an average density of 107.7 per square mile (41.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.90% White, 27.05% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,831 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,053, and the median income for a family was $36,900. Males had a median income of $29,407 versus $24,102 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,442. About 9.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over.

Industry[edit]

Honda, through its subsidiary, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, operates a manufacturing plant in Lincoln. As of 2013, the Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, and Honda Ridgeline are built there, as well as the Honda J V6 engine.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "About Birmingham Supplementary School" (Archive). Birmingham Supplementary School. Retrieved on May 11, 2014. "Mailing Address 1800 Honda Drive Lincoln, AL 35096 c/o Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC" and "Facility Jefferson State Community College, Shelby Campus 4600 Valleydale Road Birmingham, AL 35242 " Japanese page: "学校の概要" (Archive).
  4. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Hoover city, AL." (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Shelby-Hoover Campus." Jefferson State University. Retrieved on May 11, 2014. Use the Google Maps function to see the buildings and where they are in relation to the city limits.
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 7, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°35′35″N 86°08′20″W / 33.593156°N 86.138879°W / 33.593156; -86.138879