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Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Merrill
Largest city Merrill
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

907 sq mi (2,349 km²)
883 sq mi (2,288 km²)
24 sq mi (61 km²), 2.62%
 - (2000)
 - Density

34/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 29,641. Its county seat is Merrill6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,349 km² (907 sq mi). 2,288 km² (883 sq mi) of it is land and 62 km² (24 sq mi) of it (2.62%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Lincoln County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Lincoln County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 16,269
1910 19,064 17.2%
1920 21,084 10.6%
1930 21,072 −0.1%
1940 22,536 6.9%
1950 22,235 −1.3%
1960 22,338 0.5%
1970 23,499 5.2%
1980 26,555 13.0%
1990 26,993 1.6%
2000 29,641 9.8%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 29,641 people, 11,721 households, and 8,228 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/sq mi). There were 14,681 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.76% White, 0.41% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 55.9% were of German, 5.7% Polish and 5.3% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.9% spoke English, 1.3% German and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 11,721 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.50% 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 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit


This digital collection contains historic images and texts that document central Wisconsin schools and libraries in Marathon and Lincoln Counties. Text-based materials include: Marchetti, Louis. History of the Public Library Building and Names of Donors, 1909, a record of the proceedings, leading up, and culminating in the erection and completion of the Library Building of the city of Wausau, with names of Donors attached thereto. Compiled and presented to the Library by Louis Marchetti, President of the Library Board from 1904 to 1908.

Merrill, Wisconsin
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Surrounding municipalities
(under 10,000)

Merrill* | Scott* | Pine River*

Lincoln County

Coordinates: 45°20′N 89°44′W / 45.33, -89.73

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Lincoln County, Wisconsin. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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