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Lincoln City, Oregon
City
Part of the coastline at Lincoln City
Part of the coastline at Lincoln City
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lincoln
Incorporated 1965
Area
 • Total 5.68 sq mi (14.71 km2)
 • Land 5.65 sq mi (14.63 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 4 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,930
 • Estimate (2015) 8,536
 • Density 1,403.5/sq mi (541.9/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97367
Area code(s) 541/458
FIPS code 41-42600
GNIS feature ID 1158323
Website www.lincolncity.org

Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It is named after the county, which was named in honor of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The population was 7,930 at the 2010 census.

History

The area where the downtown region now lies was historically home to land belonging to the Siletz Tribe.

Lincoln City was incorporated on March 3, 1965, uniting the cities of Delake, Oceanlake and Taft, and the unincorporated communities of Cutler City and Nelscott. These were adjacent communities along U.S. Route 101, which serves as Lincoln City's main street. The name "Lincoln City" was chosen from contest entries submitted by local school children. The contest was held when it was determined that using one of the five communities' names would be too controversial.

Former communities

Cutler City

Cutler City was located on the east shore of Siletz Bay. The community was started by Mr. and Mrs. George Cutler. It is claimed they received the property from Chief Charles "Charley" DePoe of the Siletz tribe (part of the present-day Confederated Tribes of the Siletz). Cutler City post office ran from 1930 until the formation of Lincoln City.

Delake

Delake was near Devils Lake, and was named for the way the local Finnish people pronounced the name of the lake. Delake post office was established in 1924, and reestablished as Oceanlake (see below) in 1927.

Nelscott

Nelscott was named by combining the surnames of Charles P. Nelson and Dr. W.G. Scott, who founded the community in 1926. Nelscott post office ran from 1929 until incorporation as Lincoln City. Nelscott Reef is known for its surf and was in Surfer Magazine in 2003 as one of the Pacific Ocean's best places to surf.

Oceanlake

Oceanlake was named for its position between Devils Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Its post office ran from 1927 until incorporation as Lincoln City. In 1945, Oceanlake annexed Wecoma Beach and incorporated as a city. The neighborhood is home to Oceanlake Elementary School.

Taft

Taft was named for the 27th U.S. president William Howard Taft. Taft post office was established in 1906, and was named when Taft was Secretary of War. The post office ran until incorporation as Lincoln City.

Wecoma Beach

Oceanlake annexed Wecoma Beach, a community to the north, and was incorporated on November 3, 1945. Wecoma is a Chinook jargon word meaning "sea". The post office at this locale was originally named Wecoma. It was changed to Wecoma Beach in 1949. The office is no longer in operation.j

Roads End

On July 1st 2013 Lincoln City annexed Roads End, a development north of Lincoln City that was part of Otis.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.68 square miles (14.71 km2), of which, 5.65 square miles (14.63 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Lincoln City is home to one of the world's shortest rivers, the D River, connecting Devil's Lake with the Pacific Ocean.

Climate

The average low temperature in December, the coldest month, is 36 °F (2 °C), and in August, the warmest month, the average high is 72 °F (22 °C). The driest month on average is July, with December the wettest. The average annual precipitation is 97.27 inches (2,471 mm). The average July afternoon humidity is 75%, and the average January afternoon humidity is 84%.

Climate data for Lincoln City, Oregon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18.3)
72
(22.2)
80
(26.7)
90
(32.2)
90
(32.2)
99
(37.2)
99
(37.2)
99
(37.2)
99
(37.2)
89
(31.7)
76
(24.4)
64
(17.8)
99
(37.2)
Average high °F (°C) 48
(8.9)
51
(10.6)
55
(12.8)
58
(14.4)
63
(17.2)
66
(18.9)
71
(21.7)
72
(22.2)
70
(21.1)
61
(16.1)
52
(11.1)
47
(8.3)
59.5
(15.28)
Average low °F (°C) 38
(3.3)
38
(3.3)
39
(3.9)
40
(4.4)
44
(6.7)
48
(8.9)
50
(10)
51
(10.6)
48
(8.9)
45
(7.2)
40
(4.4)
36
(2.2)
43.1
(6.16)
Record low °F (°C) 4
(-15.6)
11
(-11.7)
23
(-5)
28
(-2.2)
29
(-1.7)
35
(1.7)
35
(1.7)
39
(3.9)
32
(0)
23
(-5)
15
(-9.4)
4
(-15.6)
4
(-15.6)
Precipitation inches (mm) 14.59
(370.6)
10.88
(276.4)
10.59
(269)
7.32
(185.9)
5.16
(131.1)
3.91
(99.3)
1.39
(35.3)
1.47
(37.3)
3.15
(80)
7.5
(191)
14.64
(371.9)
14.75
(374.7)
97.27
(2,471)
Humidity 91.3 80.6 77.6 84.9 80.4 84.1 88.9 85.1 85.5 82.5 88.5 84.1 84.46

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,400
1970 4,198 23.5%
1980 5,469 30.3%
1990 5,892 7.7%
2000 7,437 26.2%
2010 7,930 6.6%
Est. 2015 8,536 7.6%
source:

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,930 people, 3,645 households, and 1,959 families residing in the city. The population density was about 1,404 inhabitants per square mile (542.1/km2). There were 6,025 housing units at an average density of about 1,066 per square mile (411.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.7% White, 0.4% African American, 3.5% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.1% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.2% of the population.

There were 3,645 households of which about 22% had children under the age of 18 living with them, about 37% were married couples living together, 12% had a female householder with no husband present, about 5% had a male householder with no wife present, and about 46% were non-families. About 37% of all households were made up of individuals and about 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was about 46 years. About 18% of residents were under the age of 18; about 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; about 23% were from 25 to 44; about 31% were from 45 to 64; and about 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was about 47% male and 53% female.

Arts and culture

The Lincoln City Cultural Center, housed in the historic DeLake School building, offers a wide variety of classes and events year-round.

Two kite festivals are held annually in Lincoln City, the Summer Kite Festival in June and the Fall Kite Festival in October. Both festivals are each held at D River Wayside, where several other world-class kite events are held. The city is known by some as the "Kite Capital of the World".

The Siletz Bay Music Festival is held in Lincoln City, in late June and into July, at different locations throughout the city.


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