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Lincoln County
Lincoln County Courthouse (Kemmerer)
Lincoln County Courthouse (Kemmerer)
Map of Wyoming highlighting Lincoln County
Location within the U.S. state of Wyoming
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Wyoming's location within the U.S.
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Country  United States
State  Wyoming
Founded February 21, 1911 (authorized)
1913 (organized)
Named for Abraham Lincoln
Seat Kemmerer
Largest city Kemmerer
Area
 • Total 4,095 sq mi (10,610 km2)
 • Land 4,076 sq mi (10,560 km2)
 • Water 19 sq mi (50 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 19,581
 • Density 4.7817/sq mi (1.84622/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district At-large

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 18,106. Its county seat is Kemmerer. Its western border abuts the east borders of the states of Idaho and Utah.

History

Lincoln County was created February 21, 1911, with land detached from Uinta County, and organized in 1913.

The county was named for Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States.

In 1921, Lincoln County lost territory when Sublette County and Teton County were created.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,095 square miles (10,610 km2), of which 4,076 square miles (10,560 km2) is land and 19 square miles (49 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 12,487
1930 10,894 −12.8%
1940 10,296 −5.5%
1950 9,023 −12.4%
1960 9,018 −0.1%
1970 8,640 −4.2%
1980 12,177 40.9%
1990 12,625 3.7%
2000 14,573 15.4%
2010 18,106 24.2%
2020 19,581 8.1%
US Decennial Census
1870–2000 2010–2016 2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 18,106 people, 6,861 households, and 4,957 families in the county. The population density was 4.4 inhabitants per square mile (1.7/km2). There were 8,946 housing units at an average density of 2.2 per square mile (0.85/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.4% white, 0.8% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 2.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.7% were English, 20.1% were American, 19.2% were German, 7.5% were Irish, and 5.0% were Italian.

Of the 6,861 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.8% were non-families, and 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11. The median age was 37.4 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $57,794 and the median income for a family was $65,347. Males had a median income of $49,087 versus $30,539 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,421. About 4.6% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

2014 American Community Survey

According to the 2014 American Community Survey, the largest ancestries/ethnicities in Lincoln County, Wyoming were:

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Education

There are two school districts in the county, Lincoln County School District Number 1, which includes Kemmerer High School, and Lincoln County School District Number 2, which includes Star Valley High School.

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