Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Lincoln: Town in Massachusetts


Lincoln is a town located in the county of Middlesex in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,362 and a population density of 424 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 6,993 inhabitants.

The town was created 373 years ago in 1649.

Lincoln is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The population was 7,014 according to the 2020 United States Census, including residents of Hanscom Air Force Base that live within town limits. The town's name may have been inspired by or suggested by Lincolnshire County in England.

The area has been inhabited since at least 1671 when 14 families settled there under grant from Governor Simon Bradstreet. It was incorporated as a town in 1772 from parts of Concord and Sudbury. 

Lincoln is part of the Greater Boston area and is bordered by Concord and Lexington on the west, Waltham on the north and east, Sudbury on the south and Wayland on the south-southwest.

The town center is at an elevation of 79 meters above sea level. Lincoln lies along the Old Sudbury River, which flows from Lincoln into Assabet River before emptying into Concord River. The highest point in Lincoln is 183 meters above sea level at Peters Hill in the northern part of town.

The town is at the center of a large technology corridor encompassing Bedford, Lexington and Waltham that forms a major element of the Route 128 high technology belt. In addition to its own airport and several smaller ones, Hanscom Air Force Base is located within town limits and has an active runway system for military use.

Quick Facts about Lincoln

Population : 6,993 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Middlesex County
Postal code : 01773
Area : 15 km2
Named for : Lincoln
Altitude : 259 feet / 79 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1650 (373 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 07:07:06 (2nd June 2023)
Density : 466 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.02% (2010-2020)
Lincoln locator map
Location of Lincoln on Massachusetts map.
Codman House  Lincoln  Massachusetts image
Codman House Lincoln Massachusetts
Codman House  Lincoln  Massachusetts image


Lincoln is located at 42°25'33"N 71°18'14"W (42.4259300, -71.3039500).

Lincoln map


The population of Lincoln increased by 9.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,362 - census
2011 6,448 1.33% estimation process
2012 6,509 0.94% estimation process
2013 6,555 0.7% estimation process
2014 6,588 0.5% estimation process
2015 6,761 2.56% estimation process
2016 6,764 0.04% estimation process
2017 6,779 0.22% estimation process
2018 6,785 0.09% estimation process
2019 7,052 3.79% estimation process
2020 6,993 -0.84% estimation process

Lincoln zip code is 01773. County name: Middlesex, County fips: 25017

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People born in Lincoln (10)

People born in Lincoln, including musician from the United States John Flansburgh, politician Samuel Hoar, actor Frank Wood, .


  • Charles Hartwell (American missionary) he was born in 19/12/1825
  • John Farrar (American mathematician and scientist) he was born in 01/07/1779
  • Russell Gerry Crook (American artist) he was born in 01/01/1869
  • Ethel Langdon Drake (American relief worker) she was born in 23/11/1876
  • William Child he was born in 16/06/1759
  • C. S. Wheeler (Scholar and editor) he was born in 19/12/1816
  • Susan Minns (American philanthropist, benefactor, and collector) she was born in 21/08/1839

Schools in Lincoln

College & universities near Lincoln, MA

Code Name City ZIP
164739 Bentley University Waltham (MA) 02452-4705

Stations (25)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lincoln, MA

Code Name Address Type
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL
BBY Back Bay station 145 Dartmouth St. RAIL
BOS South Station 2 South Station RAIL

Post offices near Lincoln

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lincoln Center Post Office Lincoln (MA) 01773

Other places with the same name (20)

Other cities in Middlesex County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Middlesex County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Cambridge 119,192 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Lowell 110,904 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
City of Lowell 109,945 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
City of Cambridge 107,289 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Newton 87,803 City in Massachusetts, United States
Somerville 80,935 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
City of Somerville 75,754 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Framingham 73,892 Town in Massachusetts
Framingham Center 65,413 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Waltham 62,069 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Medford 60,847 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Malden 59,922 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Everett 46,107 City in Massachusetts
Arlington 45,169 Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Billerica 43,021 Town in Massachusetts
Woburn 40,135 City in Massachusetts

Distance to Other Cities

Lincoln distances to largest Massachusetts cities