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Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1875
Seat Merrill
Largest City Merrill
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

907 sq mi (2,349 km²)
879 sq mi (2,277 km²)
28 sq mi (73 km²), 3.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,743
33/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.lincoln.wi.us
Named for: Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,867. Its county seat is Merrill. The county was created in 1875 and named after President Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln County comprises the Merrill, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Wausau-Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids, WI Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 907 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 879 square miles (2,280 km2) is land and 28 square miles (73 km2) (3.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 8.svg U.S. Highway 8
  • US 51.svg U.S. Highway 51
  • WIS 17.svg Highway 17 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 64.svg Highway 64 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 86.svg Highway 86 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 107.svg Highway 107 (Wisconsin)

Airports

  • KRRL - Merrill Municipal Airport
  • KTKV - Tomahawk Regional Airport

Demographics

USA Lincoln County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Lincoln County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,011
1890 12,008 497.1%
1900 16,269 35.5%
1910 19,064 17.2%
1920 21,084 10.6%
1930 21,072 −0.1%
1940 22,536 6.9%
1950 22,235 −1.3%
1960 22,338 0.5%
1970 23,499 5.2%
1980 26,555 13.0%
1990 26,993 1.6%
2000 29,641 9.8%
2010 28,743 −3.0%
Est. 2015 27,980 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 29,641 people, 11,721 households, and 8,228 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 14,681 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.76% White, 0.41% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 55.9% were of German, 5.7% Polish and 5.3% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.9% spoke English, 1.3% German and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 11,721 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities


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