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Coordinates: 39°03′N 98°12′W / 39.05, -98.2

Lincoln County, Kansas
Lincoln county kansas courthouse 2005
Lincoln County Courthouse in Lincoln Center
Map of Kansas highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of USA KS
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
Seat Lincoln Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

719.94 sq mi (1,865 km²)
718.87 sq mi (1,862 km²)
1.07 sq mi (3 km²), 0.15%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

3,241
4.7/sq mi (1.8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.LincolnCoKS.com

Lincoln County (standard abbreviation: LC) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 3,241.[1] The largest city and county seat is Lincoln Center.

Law and governmentEdit

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1990, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[2]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 719.94 square miles (1,864.6 km2), of which 718.87 square miles (1,861.9 km2) (or 99.85%) is land and 1.07 square miles (2.8 km2) (or 0.15%) is water.[3]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 9,886
1910 10,142 2.6%
1920 9,894 −2.4%
1930 9,707 −1.9%
1940 8,338 −14.1%
1950 6,643 −20.3%
1960 5,556 −16.4%
1970 4,582 −17.5%
1980 4,145 −9.5%
1990 3,653 −11.9%
2000 3,578 −2.1%
2010 3,241 −9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Lincoln County, Kansas age pyramid

Age pyramid

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,578 people, 1,529 households, and 1,039 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,853 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.30% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,529 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 23.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,893, and the median income for a family was $36,538. Males had a median income of $24,681 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,788. About 7.30% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Incorporated citiesEdit

Name and population (2004 estimate):

TownshipsEdit

Lincoln County is divided into twenty townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Battle Creek 04525 51 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.37% 39°10′7″N 98°13′9″W / 39.16861, -98.21917
Beaver 05075 454 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°4′12″N 98°8′48″W / 39.07, -98.14667
Cedron 11500 47 1 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°10′34″N 98°25′57″W / 39.17611, -98.4325
Colorado 15000 340 4 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°0′52″N 97°58′57″W / 39.01444, -97.9825
Elkhorn 20375 927 10 (26) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°1′36″N 98°7′10″W / 39.02667, -98.11944
Franklin 24425 80 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°55′47″N 98°5′44″W / 38.92972, -98.09556
Golden Belt 26800 67 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°55′30″N 98°18′32″W / 38.925, -98.30889
Grant 27750 91 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°5′21″N 98°18′58″W / 39.08917, -98.31611
Hanover 29850 43 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°5′45″N 98°25′11″W / 39.09583, -98.41972
Highland 31950 65 1 (2) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.64% 38°54′45″N 98°26′27″W / 38.9125, -98.44083
Indiana 34025 206 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°0′31″N 98°11′52″W / 39.00861, -98.19778
Logan 41925 67 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.33% 39°4′31″N 97°58′14″W / 39.07528, -97.97056
Madison 44100 96 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.35% 38°54′40″N 97°59′27″W / 38.91111, -97.99083
Marion 44725 103 1 (3) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°4′27″N 98°13′8″W / 39.07417, -98.21889
Orange 52950 68 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°10′7″N 98°19′51″W / 39.16861, -98.33083
Pleasant 56275 482 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°0′13″N 98°25′13″W / 39.00361, -98.42028
Salt Creek 62800 61 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°11′6″N 97°59′36″W / 39.185, -97.99333
Scott 63525 158 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°10′51″N 98°4′11″W / 39.18083, -98.06972
Valley 72900 69 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.26% 38°56′10″N 98°12′45″W / 38.93611, -98.2125
Vesper 73650 103 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°0′13″N 98°17′49″W / 39.00361, -98.29694

Education Edit

Map of Lincoln Co, Ks, USA

2005 KDOT Map of Lincoln County (map legend)

Unified school districts Edit

CollegesEdit

Historical

See alsoEdit

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas


ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

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