Lincoln, Alabama

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Lincoln is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 4,577. It was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War.

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Geography

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)[1]. It is home to a major Honda manufacturing plant, employing over 4,000 people. The famed Talladega Superspeedway race track is located just outside the city.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.5 square miles (55.6 km²), of which, 21.3 square miles (55.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.61%) is water.

Lincoln has Lincoln Elementary School, Charles R. Drew Middle School, and Lincoln middle school, home of The Golden bears

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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