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Lincoln County Courthouse in Star City
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 28, 1871|
|Named for||Abraham Lincoln|
|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)|
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.
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.
- U.S. Highway 65
- U.S. Highway 425
- Highway 11
- Jefferson County (north)
- Arkansas County (northeast)
- Desha County (east)
- Drew County (south)
- Cleveland County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
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.
- Cummins Unit
Template:Anchor (or Anchors): too many anchors, maximum is tenTownships
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.
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