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Lincoln Park, Michigan

Lincoln Park is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,008. The area was founded as a village in 1921 and reorganized as a city in 1925. The area was originally home to the Potawatomi Indians who ceded the land to a French settler, Pierre St. Cosme in 1776. The area developed as a bedroom community providing homes to workers in the nearby steel mills and auto plants of the Detroit area while having no industry within its bounds.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 km² (5.8 mi²). 15.2 km² (5.8 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The north and south branches of the River Ecorse run through Lincoln Park and join just before leaving the city. Lincoln Park borders the cities of Detroit, Allen Park, Melvindale, Ecorse, Wyandotte and Southgate.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 40,008 people, 16,204 households, and 10,581 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,640.5/km² (6,834.9/mi²). There are 16,821 housing units at an average density of 1,110.2/km² (2,873.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.26% White, 2.06% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.82% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. 6.39% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 16,204 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.04. In the city the population is spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.7 males. The median income for a household in the city is $42,515, and the median income for a family is $49,747. Males have a median income of $40,197 versus $26,549 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,140. 7.7% of the population and 6.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.3% are under the age of 18 and 4.7% are 65 or older.