The population of Lincoln is 100,049 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Lincoln to be 101,566. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Lincoln grew by an estimated 750 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 6,964. Compare population by area.
Lincoln's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.8%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Lincoln for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).
Lincoln covers an area of 36 square kilometres (14 square miles) and has a population density of 2,803 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 195 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Lincoln was 36, and net international migration into Lincoln was 580.
Lincoln's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Lincoln if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.49, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.4, led to population increases of 1,037 during the year, and Lincoln's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.6 resulted in a 957 population decrease. In total, a net 80 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 175 in 2011 to a net 36 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 175 in 2011 to an inflow of 580 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 485 people in 2011 to 80 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 49% of the total change in population.
Lincoln's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Lincoln's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Lincoln is forecast to be 100,002 in 2025 and 101,709 in 2030.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics