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Lincoln County, Wyoming
Map
Map of Wyoming highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the USA highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1913
Seat Kemmerer
Largest City Kemmerer
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,095 sq mi (10,606 km²)
4,076 sq mi (10,557 km²)
19 sq mi (49 km²), 0.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

18,722
4.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.lcwy.org
Named for: Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,106. Its county seat is Kemmerer. It is east from the Idaho-Utah state line.

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

  • Bridger-Teton National Forest (part)
  • Caribou-Targhee National Forest (part)
  • Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fossil Butte National Monument

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%
Est. 2015 18,722 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1870–2000 2010–2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,573 people, 5,266 households, and 3,949 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 6,831 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.15% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 2.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.0% were of English, 14.6% German, 9.5% American and 6.1% Irish ancestry.

There were 5,266 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,794, and the median income for a family was $44,919. Males had a median income of $37,353 versus $20,928 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,533. About 6.4% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 18,106 people, 6,861 households, and 4,957 families residing 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:

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