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Lincoln County, Maine
New England pine flag
Flag
Map of Maine highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of USA ME
Maine's location in the U.S.
Founded 1760
Seat Wiscasset
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

699.81 sq mi (1,812 km²)
455.99 sq mi (1,181 km²)
243.82 sq mi (631 km²), 34.84%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

34,457
75.5/sq mi (29.17/km²)
Website co.lincoln.me.us

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of 2010, the population was 34,457. Its county seat is Wiscasset[1]. It was founded in 1760 and named after the English city Lincoln.[2] At its founding, it accounted for three-fifths of the State's land, and stretched east to Nova Scotia. Thirteen counties were cut out of this land including Sagadahoc County to the west.[3] The county flag is a traditional New England flag, adopted in 1977.[4]

GeographyEdit

Boothbay Harbor, summer morning at low tide

Boothbay Harbor

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 699.81 square miles (1,812.5 km2), of which 455.99 square miles (1,181.0 km2) (or 65.16%) is land and 243.82 square miles (631.5 km2) (or 34.84%) is water.[5]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 29,733
1800 30,225 1.7%
1810 42,992 42.2%
1820 53,189 23.7%
1830 57,192 7.5%
1840 63,517 11.1%
1850 74,875 17.9%
1860 27,860 −62.8%
1870 25,597 −8.1%
1880 24,821 −3.0%
1890 21,996 −11.4%
1900 19,669 −10.6%
1910 18,216 −7.4%
1920 15,976 −12.3%
1930 15,498 −3.0%
1940 16,294 5.1%
1950 18,004 10.5%
1960 18,497 2.7%
1970 20,537 11.0%
1980 25,691 25.1%
1990 30,357 18.2%
2000 33,616 10.7%
2010 34,457 2.5%
[6][7][8]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 34,457 people. As of 2000, there were 14,158 households, and 9,542 families residing in the county. The population density was 74 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 20,849 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.46% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.3% were of English, 15.4% United States or American, 11.2% Irish, 9.0% German and 7.3% French ancestry according to Census 2000. Most of those claiming to be of "American" ancestry are actually of English descent, but have family that has been in the country for so long, in many cases since the early seventeenth century that they choose to identify simply as "American".[10][11][12][13][14] 97.7% spoke English and 1.0% French as their first language.

There were 14,158 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 28.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,686, and the median income for a family was $45,427. Males had a median income of $31,209 versus $23,161 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,760. About 6.60% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

PoliticsEdit

Presidential election results[15]
Year Democrat Republican
2008 55.1% 11,886 43.0% 9,287
2004 51.3% 11,351 46.8% 10,370
2000 43.9% 8,634 48.1% 9,457

Cities and towns Edit

Damariscotta River sunset - 20070722 07981

The Damariscotta River near the Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site.

The town also includes the unincorporated area of Hibberts Gore.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ (June 2008) "north by east". Down East: The Magazine of Maine: 19. 
  3. ^ http://co.lincoln.me.us/county.html
  4. ^ The Flag of New England Page
  5. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  6. ^ http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/cencounts/files/me190090.txt
  7. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_QTPL&prodType=table
  8. ^ http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ Sharing the Dream: White Males in a Multicultural America By Dominic J. Pulera.
  11. ^ Reynolds Farley, 'The New Census Question about Ancestry: What Did It Tell Us?', Demography, Vol. 28, No. 3 (August 1991), pp. 414, 421.
  12. ^ Stanley Lieberson and Lawrence Santi, 'The Use of Nativity Data to Estimate Ethnic Characteristics and Patterns', Social Science Research, Vol. 14, No. 1 (1985), pp. 44-6.
  13. ^ Stanley Lieberson and Mary C. Waters, 'Ethnic Groups in Flux: The Changing Ethnic Responses of American Whites', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 487, No. 79 (September 1986), pp. 82-86.
  14. ^ Mary C. Waters, Ethnic Options: Choosing Identities in America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990), p. 36.
  15. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°00′N 69°32′W / 44.00, -69.53


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