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Lincoln, MA Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Lincoln, MA Housing Market Trends

With a population of 7,014, 2,569 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,136,429, Lincoln house prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, Lincoln real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lincoln, accounting for 60.68% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lincoln include row houses and other attached homes ( 19.23%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.59%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.51%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Lincoln are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.86% owning and 39.14% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Lincoln's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 35.00% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lincoln include homes built between 2000 and later ( 25.60%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 24.54%). There's also some housing in Lincoln built before 1939 ( 14.87%).

Lincoln Home Appreciation Rates

Lincoln's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Lincoln during the period has been just 3.57%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Lincoln appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Lincoln's appreciation rate has been 5.81%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Lincoln were at 1.64%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.71%.

Notably, Lincoln's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Lincoln's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$1,136,429

Lincoln Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
MA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2022 Q1 - 2022 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2021 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2020 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2022 Q2
68.14% 2.34%
1
2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$4,476 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
60.9%
60.9%
39.1%
39.1%
2.6%
2.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
25.6%
25.6%
24.5%
24.5%
35.0%
35.0%
14.9%
14.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
60.7%
60.7%
19.2%
19.2%
7.5%
7.5%
12.6%
12.6%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
2.4%
2.4%
8.4%
8.4%
20.1%
20.1%
27.3%
27.3%
32.2%
32.2%
9.6%
9.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES