Lincoln County, Wyoming

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Lincoln County, Wyoming
Kemmerer WY - Lincoln County Courthouse.jpg
Lincoln County Courthouse
Map of Wyoming highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1913
Named for Abraham Lincoln
Seat Kemmerer
Largest city Kemmerer
Area
 • Total 4,095 sq mi (10,606 km2)
 • Land 4,076 sq mi (10,557 km2)
 • Water 19 sq mi (49 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 18,106
 • Density 4.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.lcwy.org

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,106.[1] Its county seat is Kemmerer.[2] It is east from the Idaho-Utah state line.

History[edit]

Lincoln County was created February 21, 1911, with land detached from Uinta County, and organized in 1913.[3]

The county was named for Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States.[4]

In 1921, Lincoln County lost territory when Sublette County and Teton County were created.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,095 square miles (10,610 km2), of which 4,076 square miles (10,560 km2) is land and 19 square miles (49 km2) (0.5%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 12,487
1930 10,894 −12.8%
1940 10,296 −5.5%
1950 9,023 −12.4%
1960 9,018 −0.1%
1970 8,640 −4.2%
1980 12,177 40.9%
1990 12,625 3.7%
2000 14,573 15.4%
2010 18,106 24.2%
Est. 2014 18,567 [6] 2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1870–2000[8] 2010–2014[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] 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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 18,106 people, 6,861 households, and 4,957 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 4.4 inhabitants per square mile (1.7/km2). There were 8,946 housing units at an average density of 2.2 per square mile (0.85/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 95.4% white, 0.8% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 2.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.3% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 25.7% were English, 20.1% were American, 19.2% were German, 7.5% were Irish, and 5.0% were Italian.[12]

Of the 6,861 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.8% were non-families, and 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11. The median age was 37.4 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $57,794 and the median income for a family was $65,347. Males had a median income of $49,087 versus $30,539 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,421. About 4.6% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Education[edit]

There are two school districts in the county, Lincoln County School District Number 1,[14] which includes Kemmerer High School, and Lincoln County School District Number 2,[15] which includes Star Valley High School.[16]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Long, John H., ed. (2004). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87842-204-8. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns". Wyoming Department of Administration & Information, Division of Economic Analysis. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  14. ^ Lincoln County School District Number 1
  15. ^ Lincoln County School District Number 2 website
  16. ^ Star Valley High School website.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°16′N 110°42′W / 42.26°N 110.70°W / 42.26; -110.70