|The city of Lincoln has a historic small-town flavor. People greet each other by their first names as they stroll down the streets past buildings dating from the 1800's.
Although considered a bedroom community with few employment opportunities, it's biggest employers are the more than century old Gladding McBean & Co., a manufacturer of terra cotta products; Sierra Pacific Inc., a lumber mill; and American Polytherm Co., a defense contractor based at the Lincoln Municipal Airport.
POPULATION: 12,047 (Projected by 2010: 29,000)
DISTANCE TO SACRAMENTO: 30 miles
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