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 U.S. 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[1]
Seat Lincoln Center
Largest city Lincoln Center
Area
 • Total 720 sq mi (1,865 km2)
 • Land 719 sq mi (1,862 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 3,241
 • Density 4.5/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lincolncoks.com

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1915-1918 Railroad Map of Lincoln County

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.[2] The largest city and county seat is Lincoln Center.[3]

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.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 719 square miles (1,860 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[5]

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. 2014 3,167 [6] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]
Age pyramid

As of the census[11] 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.

Education

Unified school districts

Colleges

Communities

2005 KDOT Map of Lincoln County (map legend)

Cities

Unincorporated communities

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% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Beaver 05075 454 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Cedron 11500 47 1 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Colorado 15000 340 4 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Elkhorn 20375 927 10 (26) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Franklin 24425 80 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.17% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Golden Belt 26800 67 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Grant 27750 91 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Hanover 29850 43 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Highland 31950 65 1 (2) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.64% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Indiana 34025 206 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Logan 41925 67 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.33% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Madison 44100 96 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.35% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Marion 44725 103 1 (3) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.10% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Orange 52950 68 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Pleasant 56275 482 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Salt Creek 62800 61 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Scott 63525 158 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Valley 72900 69 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.26% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Vesper 73650 103 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.04% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

See also

References

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