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Lincoln County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the USA highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1870
Seat Brookhaven
Largest City Brookhaven
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

588 sq mi (1,523 km²)
586 sq mi (1,518 km²)
2.1 sq mi (5 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

34,869
59/sq mi (23/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,869. Its county seat is Brookhaven.

The county was created by the legislature in April 7, 1870, during the Reconstruction Era. It was formed from portions of Lawrence, Pike, Franklin, Copiah, and Amite counties. It was named for Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

Lincoln County comprises the Brookhaven, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Jackson-Vicksburg-Brookhaven Combined Statistical Area. The county is southwest of the state capital of Jackson.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 588 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 586 square miles (1,520 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 10,184
1880 13,547 33.0%
1890 17,912 32.2%
1900 21,552 20.3%
1910 28,597 32.7%
1920 24,652 −13.8%
1930 26,357 6.9%
1940 27,506 4.4%
1950 27,899 1.4%
1960 26,759 −4.1%
1970 26,198 −2.1%
1980 30,174 15.2%
1990 30,278 0.3%
2000 33,166 9.5%
2010 34,869 5.1%
Est. 2015 34,649 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the United States Census of 2000, (which precedes the large changes and increases reflected in the figures, resulting from the substantial annexations and tripling of the size of the City of Brookhaven, the county seat, from late 2007, which would be reflected in the newer United States Census of 2010) - there were 33,166 people, 12,538 households, and 9,190 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 14,052 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.38% White, 29.67% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,538 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 14.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,279, and the median income for a family was $33,552. Males had a median income of $29,060 versus $18,877 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,961. About 16.00% of families and 19.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 17.10% of those age 65 or over.

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