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Lincoln, Delaware
Lincoln City Fire Station
Lincoln City Fire Station
Lincoln, Delaware is located in Delaware
Lincoln, Delaware
Lincoln, Delaware
Location in Delaware
Lincoln, Delaware is located in the United States
Lincoln, Delaware
Lincoln, Delaware
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Delaware
County Flag of Sussex County, Delaware.gif Sussex
 • Total 2.84 sq mi (7.35 km2)
 • Land 2.82 sq mi (7.30 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
 • Total 894
 • Density 317.13/sq mi (122.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-42480
GNIS feature ID 214221

Lincoln (originally Lincoln City) is an unincorporated community in northern Sussex County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The planner who originally laid out the town planned for it to become the county seat. Lincoln lies on U.S. Route 113 between Ellendale and Milford. The town was never incorporated, but streets were laid out and several businesses and residences came, surrounding the current Delmarva Central Railroad line. Lincoln was formerly the headquarters of the Delaware Coast Line Railroad.

Recently there has been a push to incorporate Lincoln, primarily for two reasons. First, the city of Milford is quickly growing towards Lincoln and could eventually envelop the town. Secondly, the Delaware Department of Transportation is developing a Milford By-Pass for US 113 that could divide the small community of Lincoln, effectively cutting off neighbors from each other, as well as causing the removal of several homes and businesses and at least one of the two schools in Lincoln.

In the 2020 United States census, Lincoln was added as a census-designated place.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 894
U.S. Decennial Census


Lincoln is in the Milford School District.

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