Lincoln County, Wyoming
|Lincoln County, Wyoming|
Location in the state of Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
|• Total||4,089 sq mi (10,590 km2)|
|• Land||4,069 sq mi (10,539 km2)|
|• Water||20 sq mi (52 km2), 0.49%|
|• Density||4/sq mi (1.72/km²)|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,089 square miles (10,590 km2), of which 4,069 square miles (10,540 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (0.49%) is water.
- Teton County (north)
- Sublette County (northeast)
- Sweetwater County (east)
- Uinta County (south)
- Rich County, Utah (southwest)
- Bear Lake County, Idaho (west)
- Caribou County, Idaho and Bonneville County, Idaho (northwest)
National protected areas
- Bridger-Teton National Forest (part)
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest (part)
- Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- Fossil Butte National Monument
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,573 people, 5,266 households, and 3,949 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 6,831 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.15% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 2.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.0% were of English, 14.6% German, 9.5% American and 6.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 5,266 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the county the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,794, and the median income for a family was $44,919. Males had a median income of $37,353 versus $20,928 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,533. About 6.4% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
There are two school districts in the county, Lincoln County School District Number 1, which includes Kemmerer High School, and Lincoln County School District Number 2, which includes Star Valley High School.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Long, John H. (2006). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
- Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87842-204-8.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Lincoln County School District Number 1
- Lincoln County School District Number 2 website
- Star Valley High School website.
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- National Register of Historic Places listing for Lincoln Co., Wyoming
- Star Valley Wyoming in Lincoln County
||Bonneville County, Idaho
Caribou County, Idaho
|Teton County||Sublette County|
|Bear Lake County, Idaho||Sweetwater County|
|Rich County, Utah||Uinta County|