Lincoln County, Nebraska

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Lincoln County, Nebraska
Lincoln Co Courthouse NE.JPG
Lincoln County Courthouse in North Platte
Map of Nebraska highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1866
Named for Abraham Lincoln
Seat North Platte
Largest city North Platte
Area
 • Total 2,575 sq mi (6,669 km2)
 • Land 2,564 sq mi (6,641 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (28 km2), 0.43%
Population
 • (2010) 36,288
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.lincoln.ne.us

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,288.[1] Its county seat is North Platte.[2] Despite the county's name, the state capital city of Lincoln is not located in or near Lincoln County.

Lincoln County is part of the North Platte, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Lincoln County is represented by the prefix 15 (it had the fifteenth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,575 square miles (6,669 km²), of which, 2,564 square miles (6,641 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (29 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Lincoln County borders a total of eight counties in multiple directions, all in Nebraska. The adjacent counties are:

Also see List of counties bordering eight or more counties.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 17
1880 3,632 21,264.7%
1890 10,441 187.5%
1900 11,416 9.3%
1910 15,684 37.4%
1920 23,420 49.3%
1930 25,627 9.4%
1940 25,425 −0.8%
1950 27,380 7.7%
1960 28,491 4.1%
1970 29,538 3.7%
1980 36,455 23.4%
1990 32,508 −10.8%
2000 34,632 6.5%
2010 36,288 4.8%
Est. 2012 36,099 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 34,632 people, 14,076 households, and 9,444 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There are 15,438 housing units in Lincoln. (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.70% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.65% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 5.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,076 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,568, and the median income for a family was $45,185. Males had a median income of $36,244 versus $20,252 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,696. About 7.20% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.10% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Rural highway in Lincoln County

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°03′N 100°45′W / 41.05°N 100.75°W / 41.05; -100.75