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Lincoln County
Lincoln County Courthouse in Star City
Lincoln County Courthouse in Star City
Map of Arkansas highlighting Lincoln County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
Founded March 28, 1871
Named for Abraham Lincoln
Seat Star City
Largest city Star City
 • Total 572 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Land 562 sq mi (1,460 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (30 km2)  1.9%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density 25/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 1st

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,134. The county seat is Star City. Lincoln County is Arkansas's 65th county, formed on March 28, 1871, and named for Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Lincoln County is included in the Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 572 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 562 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.9%) is water.

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Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 9,255
1890 10,255 10.8%
1900 13,389 30.6%
1910 15,118 12.9%
1920 18,774 24.2%
1930 20,250 7.9%
1940 19,709 −2.7%
1950 17,079 −13.3%
1960 14,447 −15.4%
1970 12,913 −10.6%
1980 13,369 3.5%
1990 13,690 2.4%
2000 14,492 5.9%
2010 14,134 −2.5%
Est. 2015 13,820 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
USA Lincoln County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Lincoln County

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 14,492 people, 4,265 households, and 3,130 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 4,955 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.88% White, 32.92% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,265 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 14.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 12.40% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 142.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 154.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,607, and the median income for a family was $35,408. Males had a median income of $28,890 versus $19,990 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,479. About 15.50% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.60% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.



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Lincoln County Arkansas 2010 Township Map large
Townships in Lincoln County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Lincoln County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.

  • Auburn
  • Bartholomew
  • Cane Creek (contains Star City)
  • Choctaw (contains Grady)
  • Gould (contains Gould)
  • Kimbrough
  • Lone Pine
  • Mill Creek
  • Owen
  • Smith
  • Spring
  • Wells Bayou


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