Lincoln County, Wyoming facts for kids
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Lincoln County Courthouse (Kemmerer)
Location within the U.S. state of Wyoming
Wyoming's location within the U.S.
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|Founded||February 21, 1911 (authorized)
|Named for||Abraham Lincoln|
|• Total||4,095 sq mi (10,610 km2)|
|• Land||4,076 sq mi (10,560 km2)|
|• Water||19 sq mi (50 km2) 0.5%%|
|• Density||4.7817/sq mi (1.84622/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
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.
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.
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.
- Teton County (north)
- Sublette County (northeast)
- Sweetwater County (east)
- Uinta County (south)
- Rich County, Utah (southwest)
- Bear Lake County, Idaho (west)
- Caribou County, Idaho (northwest)
- Bonneville County, Idaho (northwest)
National protected areas
- Bridger-Teton National Forest (part)
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest (part)
- Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- Fossil Butte National Monument
|US Decennial Census
1870–2000 2010–2016 2020
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:
- 27.3% were of English ancestry
- 17.9% were of German ancestry
- 10.6% were of "American" ancestry
- 7.5% were of Irish ancestry
- 4.2% were of Italian ancestry.
- Kemmerer (county seat)
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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