City of Lincoln, North Dakota
Lincoln is a small suburb located immediately southeast of Bismarck near the Bismarck Airport. Up until very recently, Lincoln was a true bedroom community with limited services.
Lincoln was first established as a housing development called Fort Lincoln Estates in 1972. 24 homes were constructed by 1973. Residents voted 312-185 to incorporate Lincoln as a city in July 1977.
For decades, Lincoln consisted chiefly of middle-class single-family houses. By the 2010s, Lincoln diversified to include condos, apartments, businesses, and even an elementary school (opened in January 2014). Lincoln now boasts a small handful of businesses, including a bank, two convenience stores, and a couple of bars and restaurants.
Lincoln is one of the fastest growing cities in North Dakota, with its population having increased by an estimated 28.8% since the 2010 Census to a current estimated population of over 3,000 residents.