Lincoln, Pennsylvania

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Lincoln is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,228 at the 2000 census.

As of 2009, the mayor is Nick Vay.[1]

Lincoln does not have its own post office. Two ZIP codes are used in the borough: 15133 for the northern portion of the borough adjacent to Liberty, with mail addressed to the city of McKeesport, and 15037 for the majority of the borough, with mail addressed to Elizabeth.

Lincoln is part of the South Allegheny School District, along with Liberty, Glassport and Port Vue.

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Geography

Lincoln is located at 40°17′27″N 79°51′5″W / 40.29083°N 79.85139°W / 40.29083; -79.85139 (40.291939, -79.851303).[2] It is bounded by Glassport to the northwest, Liberty to the north, Versailles to the northeast, Elizabeth Township and the Youghiogheny River to the east and south, and Jefferson Hills, Clairton, and the Monongahela River to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), of which, 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (4.57%) is water.

History

Prior to 1958, Lincoln Borough was known as Lincoln Township. The change in governmental structure came after a portion of the borough attempted to secede from Lincoln Township to annex with Liberty Borough.[1]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,218 people, 482 households, and 359 families residing in the borough. The population density was 253.9 people per square mile (98.0/km²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 105.5/sq mi (40.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.77% White, 0.66% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

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