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Lincoln Village, Ohio
Sign and Gateway into Lincoln Village
Sign and Gateway into Lincoln Village
Location of Lincoln Village, Ohio
Location of Lincoln Village, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Franklin
Township Prairie
 • Total 1.83 sq mi (4.75 km2)
 • Land 1.83 sq mi (4.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
909 ft (277 m)
 • Total 9,032
 • Density 4,920/sq mi (1,899.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-43792
GNIS feature ID 1867459

Lincoln Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prairie Township, Franklin County, Ohio, United States. It is centered near the intersection of US 40 and I-270 on the west side of Columbus. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,032, down from 9,482 at the 2000 census.

Lincoln Village was started in 1955 as a planned community by a real estate subsidiary of Nationwide Insurance. The community was developed to have all the essentials, such as a shopping center, schools, and parks, and to incorporate safety considerations such as not positioning the homes on street corners to eliminate blind intersections.


Ohio Farm Bureau Federation President and CEO Murray Lincoln had aspired to create a suburban "village" since the early 1940s. Lincoln, as the head of what would become Nationwide Insurance from 1920 to 1948, initiated work on the Lincoln Village project in the early 1950s with the support of the U.S. Cooperative Movement. of farmland in western Columbus for the construction of Lincoln Village, with churches, a school, wooded park, playgrounds, and a library. A shopping center would also be built. Housing in the village was to include apartment buildings and single family homes priced between $9,000 to $16,000.


Lincoln Village is located in west-central Franklin County at 39°57′10″N 83°7′57″W / 39.95278°N 83.1325°W / 39.95278; -83.1325 (39.952696, -83.132598).

The Pennsylvania Railroad borders Lincoln Village to the north, Sullivant Avenue to the south, and Interstate 270 to the east. The western border of Lincoln Village follows Hilliard Rome Road and Norton Road, the larger northwest portion by Hilliard-Rome Road and the smaller southwest portion by Norton Road. U.S. Route 40 (the National Road, known as W. Broad Street within the community) runs through the center of town, leading east 9 miles (14 km) to the center of Columbus. The city of Columbus borders Lincoln Village to the north, west, and south; a portion of Franklin Township is to the east, across I-270.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lincoln Village has a total area of 1.83 square miles (4.75 km2), all land.

Adjacent neighborhoods include New Rome, Rome Heights, Cherry Creek, National Pike Little Farms, and Hollywood Casino Columbus.


As of the census of 2010, there were 9,032 people, 4,188 households, and 2,265 families residing in the CDP. The racial makeup is 82.1% White, 6.3% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.3% from other races, and 3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.7% of the population.

There were 4,188 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.

The population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,205, and the median income for a family was $49,199. Males had a median income of $31,804 versus $30,807 for females. The per capita income is $19,180. About 12.8% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 536% of those age 65 or over.

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There are a total of 4,188 homes, with 3,734 of them occupied. 2,265 are family households and 1,496 non-family households. The median household income is $38,831. 16.7% of individuals live below the poverty line.


Lincoln Village Plaza (cropped)
Lincoln Village Plaza

Lincoln Village Plaza is a major shopping center on West Broad Street in Lincoln Village. Major tenants include Giant Eagle, Joann Fabrics and the Westland Area Library.


Lincoln Village is part of the SouthWestern City School District. 76.2% of residents in Lincoln Village are high school graduates or higher.


Westland Area Library (cropped)
Westland Area Library
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