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Lincoln County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of USA SD
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Canton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

579 sq mi (1,499 km²)
578 sq mi (1,497 km²)
<1 sq mi (1 km²), 0.09%
 - (2000)
 - Density

42/sq mi (16/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Footnotes: U.S. Census Bureau estimated population in 2005 at 33,381

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 24,131 and has since ballooned to 35,239 as of the Census Bureau's 2006 estimates making it the third most populated county in the state, albeit remaining mostly rural in nature with its northern edge being of a suburban environment. Its county seat is Canton6 and is one of the top 10 fastest growing counties in the United States in terms of rate of population increase, rate of housing unit increase, and many other factors. This is due to the exponential growth of the Sioux Falls metropolitan area and the city's southern expansion into the county and subsequent growth of her suburbs.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,499 km² (579 sq mi). 1,497 km² (578 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.09%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Brooklyn, Canton, Dayton, Delapre, Delaware, Eden, Grant, Fairview, Highland, La Valley, Lincoln, Lynn, Norway, Perry, Pleasant, Springdale.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 12,161
1910 12,712 4.5%
1920 13,893 9.3%
1930 13,918 0.2%
1940 13,171 −5.4%
1950 12,767 −3.1%
1960 12,371 −3.1%
1970 11,761 −4.9%
1980 13,942 18.5%
1990 15,427 10.7%
2000 24,131 56.4%
Est. 2006 35,239 46.0%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 24,131 people, 8,782 households, and 6,665 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 9,131 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.55% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,782 households out of which 41.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 19.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.70% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 43°17′N 96°43′W / 43.28, -96.72

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