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Lincoln County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1780
Named for Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), American Revolutionary War general.
Seat Stanford
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

336 sq mi (871 km²)
336 sq mi (871 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.06%
 - (2000)
 - Density

70/sq mi (27/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 23,361. Its county seat is Stanford6. Lincoln is a prohibition or dry county.

History Edit

Lincoln County, organized in 1780, was one of the first three counties formed out of the original Kentucky County, which was still part of Virginia at the time (the other two being Fayette and Jefferson). The county is named for the American Revolutionary War General Benjamin Lincoln. A common misconception is that Lincoln County was named for President Abraham Lincoln, but it was named 29 years before his birth.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 871 km² (336 sq mi). 871 km² (336 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.06%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Lincoln county is located in south-central Kentucky in the southern part of the ring of Knobs around the Bluegrass. It includes the headwaters of the Green River.

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 6,548
1800 8,621 31.7%
1810 8,676 0.6%
1820 9,979 15.0%
1830 11,002 10.3%
1840 10,187 −7.4%
1850 10,093 −0.9%
1860 10,647 5.5%
1870 10,947 2.8%
1880 15,080 37.8%
1890 15,962 5.8%
1900 17,059 6.9%
1910 17,897 4.9%
1920 16,481 −7.9%
1930 17,687 7.3%
1940 19,859 12.3%
1950 18,668 −6.0%
1960 16,503 −11.6%
1970 16,663 1.0%
1980 19,053 14.3%
1990 20,045 5.2%
2000 23,361 16.5%
Est. 2006 25,361 8.6%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,361 people, 9,206 households, and 6,729 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (70/sq mi). There were 10,127 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.12% White, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,206 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,542, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $26,395 versus $20,517 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,602. About 16.40% of families and 21.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 22.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

External links Edit

Coordinates: 37°28′N 84°40′W / 37.46, -84.66

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