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Location in Washington County and the state of Arkansas
|• Total||1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)|
|• Land||1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,473 ft (449 m)|
|• Density||973.3/sq mi (380.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0077500|
Lincoln is located at (35.948466, -94.423920).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,752 people, 723 households, and 472 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.2 people per square mile (380.0/km²). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 447.8 per square mile (173.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.78% White, 2.57% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 2.57% from other races, and 3.03% from two or more races. 5.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 723 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,639, and the median income for a family was $37,102. Males had a median income of $26,860 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,232. About 12.7% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.
Lincoln is home to the Annual Arkansas Apple Festival, held every year in the first weekend of October. For many years, it has attracted visitors to the area who come to see the arts and crafts of the Ozarks. Apple growing was once a major agricultural industry in Lincoln, but has recently declined due to changing climate conditions and high costs of upkeep. In spite of the decline, Lincoln still hosts a successful Apple Festival that welcomes visitors and vendors from all over the nation. Serving free apple slices and a swig of Apple Cider to sightseers.
The city of Lincoln was founded in 1907, and recently hosted a centennial celebration in July 2007.
Lincoln is also home to the Arkansas Country Doctor Museum, which includes a collection of medical instruments and personal artifacts from the 1930 to 1960.
The Northwest Arkansas Battle mens full contact football team has called Lincoln home since 2012. The team is part of the Central Football League and plays their season from March through June each year.
Lincoln Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln High School, and Lincoln Academic Center of Excellence make up the Lincoln School District. Lincoln recently completed a large, beautiful, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar high school. The school mascot is the Wolf. The school colors are maroon and white. In 2007, the Lincoln Cheerleading team won the State Championship in Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Lance Eads, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 88 in Washington County; former resident of Lincoln
- Lincoln Consolidated School District Website
- Arkansas Apple Festival Website
- Lincoln, Arkansas Website
- Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce