Lincoln County, Nebraska facts for kids
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Lincoln County Courthouse in North Platte
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Abraham Lincoln|
|Largest city||North Platte|
|• Total||2,575 sq mi (6,670 km2)|
|• Land||2,564 sq mi (6,640 km2)|
|• Water||11 sq mi (30 km2) 0.4%%|
|• Density||14.1/sq mi (5.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2020 census, the population was 34,676. Its county seat is North Platte. Despite the county's name, the state capital city of Lincoln is not in or near Lincoln County, the latter is located in Lancaster County.
Lincoln County is part of the North Platte, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.
In the Nebraska license plate system, Lincoln County is represented by the prefix 15 (it had the fifteenth-largest number of vehicles registered for a state county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,575 square miles (6,670 km2), of which 2,564 square miles (6,640 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (0.4%) is water. It is the third-largest county in Nebraska by area.
- Interstate 80
- U.S. Highway 30
- U.S. Highway 83
- Nebraska Highway 23
- Nebraska Highway 25
- Nebraska Highway 97
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 34,632 people, 14,076 households, and 9,444 families in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km2). There are 15,438 housing units in Lincoln. (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.70% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.65% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 5.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,076 households, out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.
The county population contained 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,568, and the median income for a family was $45,185. Males had a median income of $36,244 versus $20,252 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,696. About 7.20% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.10% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.
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