Lincoln County, South Dakota

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Lincoln County, South Dakota
Lincoln County Courthouse South Dakota 5.jpg
Lincoln County Courthouse in Canton
Map of South Dakota highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded December 30, 1867
Named for Lincoln County, Maine[1]
Seat Canton
Largest city Sioux Falls
Area
 • Total 579 sq mi (1,499 km2)
 • Land 578 sq mi (1,497 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 0.09%
Population
 • (2010) 44,828
 • Density 77.6/sq mi (29.9/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website lincolncountysd.org

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,828,[2] making it the third-most populated county in the state. Its county seat is Canton.[3]

Lincoln County is included in the Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It 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 growth of Sioux Falls to the south and the growth of its suburbs.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 577 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.09%) is water.[4]

Lakes[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

Major Highways[edit]

Adjacent Counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 712
1880 5,896 728.1%
1890 9,148 55.2%
1900 12,161 32.9%
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%
2010 44,828 85.8%
Est. 2013 49,858 11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[2]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 24,131 people, 8,782 households, and 6,665 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 9,131 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). 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.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,338, and the median income for a family was $55,401. Males had a median income of $34,486 versus $24,133 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,304. About 3.20% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.70% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

  1. 159,908 - Sioux Falls (mostly in and county seat of Minnehaha County)
  2. 4,653 - Harrisburg
  3. 4,300 - Tea
  4. 3,224 - Canton
  5. 2,201 - Lennox
  6. 2,040 - Beresford (mostly in Union County)
  7. 915 - Worthing
  8. 14 - Shindler (2010 census)
  9. 308 - Hudson
  10. 63 - Fairview


2012 estimate population[7]

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.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdlincol/history.htm
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". United States Census Bureau. 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  8. ^ "Townships". Lincoln County. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 

External links[edit]

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