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City Statistics

Population Information:

  • Talladega County Population (1990): 74,107
  • Talladega County Population (2000): 80,321
  • City of Lincoln Population: 6,266 (2010 Census Data, revised)

City Growth

  • 100th Most Populated City in Alabama, 2000 Census
  • From 1960 to 1970, 79 percent growth.
  • From 1970 to 1980, 84 percent growth.
  • From 1980 to 1990, 44 percent growth
  • From 1990 to 2000, 57 percent growth

Misc Information

Number of City Employees: ~85 (Full Time)

Two Miles: The distance the Talladega Superspeedway and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame are from Lincoln. The City of Lincoln is the closest city to the track.

Lincoln has been a growing community. While our growth from 1990 to 2000 was significant, ranking us 28th in growth out of the approximately 450 Alabama municipalities we anticipate that our growth in the ten years of 2000 to 2010 will also be significant. With some 22 new subdivisions having been constructed in the last 15 years there are lots of new homes in the city. Why has our community grown? Well the answer to that is easy. We believe in developing the infrastructure of our community. Water and sewer are critical for growth. We have attempted to make water and sewer available to encourage growth. We encourage developers to take a non-traditional approach that we called Flexible Development, in which lot sizes may vary and streets may meander around without the square shape of older style developments. Subdivision approvals typically take less than 60 days unless there is a zoning change needed; and even then approval is likely to take less than 120 days.

In the following table the population history of the city is presented from 1940 thru 2010.

Year:      1940      1950    1960     1970      1980      1990      2000     2010
Lincoln:  420       547      629      1,127     2,081      2,941     4,585     6,266