Lincoln County, Kansas

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Lincoln County, Kansas
Lincoln county kansas courthouse 2005.jpg
Lincoln County Courthouse in Lincoln Center
Map of Kansas highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
Named for Abraham Lincoln
Seat Lincoln Center
Largest city Lincoln Center
Area
 • Total 719.94 sq mi (1,865 km2)
 • Land 718.87 sq mi (1,862 km2)
 • Water 1.07 sq mi (3 km2), 0.15%
Population
 • (2010) 3,241
 • Density 4.7/sq mi (1.8/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lincolncoks.com

Coordinates: 39°03′N 98°12′W / 39.050°N 98.200°W / 39.050; -98.200

Lincoln County (standard abbreviation: LC) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 3,241.1 The largest city and county seat is Lincoln Center.2

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1990, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.3

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 719.94 square miles (1,864.6 km2), of which 718.87 square miles (1,861.9 km2) (or 99.85%) is land and 1.07 square miles (2.8 km2) (or 0.15%) is water.4

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 516
1880 8,582 1,563.2%
1890 9,709 13.1%
1900 9,886 1.8%
1910 10,142 2.6%
1920 9,894 −2.4%
1930 9,707 −1.9%
1940 8,338 −14.1%
1950 6,643 −20.3%
1960 5,556 −16.4%
1970 4,582 −17.5%
1980 4,145 −9.5%
1990 3,653 −11.9%
2000 3,578 −2.1%
2010 3,241 −9.4%
Est. 2012 3,174 5 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census6
Age pyramid

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 3,578 people, 1,529 households, and 1,039 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,853 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.30% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,529 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 23.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,893, and the median income for a family was $36,538. Males had a median income of $24,681 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,788. About 7.30% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Lincoln County is divided into twenty townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Battle Creek 04525 51 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.37% 39°10′7″N 98°13′9″W / 39.16861°N 98.21917°W / 39.16861; -98.21917
Beaver 05075 454 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°4′12″N 98°8′48″W / 39.07000°N 98.14667°W / 39.07000; -98.14667
Cedron 11500 47 1 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°10′34″N 98°25′57″W / 39.17611°N 98.43250°W / 39.17611; -98.43250
Colorado 15000 340 4 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°0′52″N 97°58′57″W / 39.01444°N 97.98250°W / 39.01444; -97.98250
Elkhorn 20375 927 10 (26) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°1′36″N 98°7′10″W / 39.02667°N 98.11944°W / 39.02667; -98.11944
Franklin 24425 80 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°55′47″N 98°5′44″W / 38.92972°N 98.09556°W / 38.92972; -98.09556
Golden Belt 26800 67 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°55′30″N 98°18′32″W / 38.92500°N 98.30889°W / 38.92500; -98.30889
Grant 27750 91 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°5′21″N 98°18′58″W / 39.08917°N 98.31611°W / 39.08917; -98.31611
Hanover 29850 43 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°5′45″N 98°25′11″W / 39.09583°N 98.41972°W / 39.09583; -98.41972
Highland 31950 65 1 (2) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.64% 38°54′45″N 98°26′27″W / 38.91250°N 98.44083°W / 38.91250; -98.44083
Indiana 34025 206 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°0′31″N 98°11′52″W / 39.00861°N 98.19778°W / 39.00861; -98.19778
Logan 41925 67 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.33% 39°4′31″N 97°58′14″W / 39.07528°N 97.97056°W / 39.07528; -97.97056
Madison 44100 96 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.35% 38°54′40″N 97°59′27″W / 38.91111°N 97.99083°W / 38.91111; -97.99083
Marion 44725 103 1 (3) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°4′27″N 98°13′8″W / 39.07417°N 98.21889°W / 39.07417; -98.21889
Orange 52950 68 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°10′7″N 98°19′51″W / 39.16861°N 98.33083°W / 39.16861; -98.33083
Pleasant 56275 482 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°0′13″N 98°25′13″W / 39.00361°N 98.42028°W / 39.00361; -98.42028
Salt Creek 62800 61 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°11′6″N 97°59′36″W / 39.18500°N 97.99333°W / 39.18500; -97.99333
Scott 63525 158 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°10′51″N 98°4′11″W / 39.18083°N 98.06972°W / 39.18083; -98.06972
Valley 72900 69 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.26% 38°56′10″N 98°12′45″W / 38.93611°N 98.21250°W / 38.93611; -98.21250
Vesper 73650 103 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°0′13″N 98°17′49″W / 39.00361°N 98.29694°W / 39.00361; -98.29694

Education

2005 KDOT Map of Lincoln County (map legend)
1915-1918 Railroad Map of Lincoln County

Unified school districts

Colleges

Historical

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

  1. ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ U.S. County 2012 Estimated Census; census.gov
  6. ^ U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Further reading

External links

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