Lincoln County, Idaho

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Lincoln County, Idaho
Seal of Lincoln County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded March 18, 1895
Named for Abraham Lincoln
Seat Shoshone
Largest city Shoshone
Area
 • Total 1,206 sq mi (3,124 km2)
 • Land 1,201 sq mi (3,111 km2)
 • Water 4.5 sq mi (12 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 5,208
 • Density 4.3/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.lincolncountyid.us

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,208.[1] The county seat and largest city is Shoshone.[2] The county is named after President Abraham Lincoln.[3] The Idaho Territory was created in 1863, during the Lincoln Administration of 1861–65.

Lincoln County is included in the Hailey, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Lincoln County was created by the Idaho Legislature on March 18, 1895, by a partitioning of Blaine County, which was created earlier that month by a merger of Alturas and Logan Counties. Lincoln County itself was partitioned on January 28, 1913, with a western portion becoming Gooding County and an eastern portion becoming Minidoka County. The county assumed its present borders on February 8, 1919 when a southern portion became Jerome County.

In 2002, 66% of church goers in the county were Mormon.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,206 square miles (3,120 km2), of which 1,201 square miles (3,110 km2) is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) (0.4%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,784
1910 12,676 610.5%
1920 3,446 −72.8%
1930 3,242 −5.9%
1940 4,230 30.5%
1950 4,256 0.6%
1960 3,686 −13.4%
1970 3,057 −17.1%
1980 3,436 12.4%
1990 3,308 −3.7%
2000 4,044 22.2%
2010 5,208 28.8%
Est. 2016 5,271 [6] 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 4,044 people, 1,447 households, and 1,050 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,651 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.47% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.42% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. 13.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.8% were of English, 12.4% American, 11.5% German and 8.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,447 households out of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.40% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 106.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,484, and the median income for a family was $36,792. Males had a median income of $26,576 versus $20,032 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,257. 13.10% of the population and 10.80% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.30% of those under the age of 18 and 7.00% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,208 people, 1,705 households, and 1,271 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 4.3 inhabitants per square mile (1.7/km2). There were 1,976 housing units at an average density of 1.6 per square mile (0.62/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 80.1% white, 0.7% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 16.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 28.3% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 21.2% were German, 17.3% were English, 6.9% were Irish, and 6.1% were American.[14]

Of the 1,705 households, 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.5% were non-families, and 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.52. The median age was 32.0 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $45,714 and the median income for a family was $50,543. Males had a median income of $37,639 versus $30,080 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,011. About 10.9% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Politics[edit]

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 67.7% 1,184 20.6% 360 11.7% 204
2012 68.6% 1,141 28.2% 469 3.2% 53
2008 65.9% 1,232 29.1% 545 5.0% 93
2004 74.0% 1,388 24.8% 466 1.2% 22
2000 66.7% 1,049 27.8% 437 5.6% 88
1996 47.6% 744 30.6% 478 21.8% 340
1992 38.6% 656 30.3% 514 31.1% 529
1988 60.2% 918 37.6% 574 2.2% 33
1984 75.0% 1,211 23.9% 386 1.1% 18
1980 69.1% 1,294 24.7% 462 6.2% 116
1976 57.8% 909 39.1% 615 3.2% 50
1972 74.4% 1,120 20.8% 313 4.8% 73
1968 62.9% 972 22.7% 350 14.4% 223
1964 61.1% 969 38.9% 617
1960 55.3% 970 44.7% 783
1956 61.8% 1,069 38.2% 660
1952 71.1% 1,383 28.9% 562
1948 52.6% 851 46.3% 748 1.1% 18
1944 54.3% 934 45.6% 784 0.1% 2
1940 53.1% 1,009 46.6% 886 0.4% 7
1936 44.5% 766 53.2% 916 2.3% 39
1932 43.5% 691 54.7% 869 1.8% 28
1928 70.5% 865 29.2% 358 0.3% 4
1924 54.4% 692 33.5% 427 12.1% 154
1920 63.9% 755 36.1% 427
1916 48.6% 1,121 47.0% 1,084 4.4% 102
1912 23.4% 1,191 30.3% 1,541 46.3% 2,355
1908 54.3% 1,310 33.4% 804 12.3% 297
1904 68.2% 688 26.0% 262 5.9% 59
1900 51.0% 370 49.0% 355

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187. 
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  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 42°59′N 114°08′W / 42.98°N 114.13°W / 42.98; -114.13