Lincoln County, Wyoming

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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
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°16′N 110°42′W / 42.26°N 110.7°W / 42.26; -110.7
Country United States
State Wyoming
FoundedFebruary 21, 1911 (authorized)
1913 (organized)
Named forAbraham Lincoln
SeatKemmerer
Largest cityKemmerer
Area
 • Total4,095 sq mi (10,610 km2)
 • Land4,076 sq mi (10,560 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total19,581
 • Density4.8/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.lcwy.org

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 19,581.[1] Its county seat is Kemmerer.[2] Its western border abuts the east borders of the states of Idaho and Utah.

History[edit]

Lincoln County was created February 21, 1911, with land detached from Uinta County. Its government was organized in 1913.[3]

The county was named for Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States.[4]

In 1921, portions of Lincoln County were annexed to create Sublette County and Teton County, leaving Lincoln County with its present borders.

Geography[edit]

According to the US 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.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
192012,487
193010,894−12.8%
194010,296−5.5%
19509,023−12.4%
19609,018−0.1%
19708,640−4.2%
198012,17740.9%
199012,6253.7%
200014,57315.4%
201018,10624.2%
202019,5818.1%
US Decennial Census[6]
1870–2000[7] 2010–2016[1] 2020[8]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[9] there were 14,573 people, 5,266 households, and 3,949 families 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.

The county population contained 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[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 18,106 people, 6,861 households, and 4,957 families in the county.[10] 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).[11] 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.[10] 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.[12]

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.[10]

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.[13]

2014 American Community Survey[edit]

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

Education[edit]

There are two school districts in the county, Lincoln County School District Number 1,[15] which includes Kemmerer High School, and Lincoln County School District Number 2,[16] which includes Star Valley High School.[17]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Lincoln County voters are reliably Republican. In only one national election since 1948 has the county selected the Democratic Party nominee.

United States presidential election results for Lincoln County, Wyoming[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,643 82.57% 1,509 14.42% 316 3.02%
2016 6,779 76.38% 1,105 12.45% 991 11.17%
2012 7,144 82.90% 1,287 14.93% 187 2.17%
2008 6,485 75.69% 1,823 21.28% 260 3.03%
2004 6,423 81.16% 1,364 17.24% 127 1.60%
2000 5,415 79.11% 1,184 17.30% 246 3.59%
1996 3,764 57.59% 1,803 27.59% 969 14.83%
1992 2,595 45.08% 1,430 24.84% 1,732 30.09%
1988 3,237 66.10% 1,592 32.51% 68 1.39%
1984 3,854 78.32% 1,021 20.75% 46 0.93%
1980 3,412 72.69% 1,063 22.65% 219 4.67%
1976 2,464 60.93% 1,555 38.45% 25 0.62%
1972 2,459 67.08% 969 26.43% 238 6.49%
1968 2,030 57.01% 1,246 34.99% 285 8.00%
1964 1,811 44.34% 2,273 55.66% 0 0.00%
1960 2,010 50.78% 1,948 49.22% 0 0.00%
1956 2,264 59.16% 1,563 40.84% 0 0.00%
1952 2,321 57.59% 1,709 42.41% 0 0.00%
1948 1,730 46.28% 1,925 51.50% 83 2.22%
1944 1,649 43.52% 2,140 56.48% 0 0.00%
1940 1,765 38.33% 2,839 61.65% 1 0.02%
1936 1,376 33.08% 2,747 66.03% 37 0.89%
1932 1,673 41.76% 2,275 56.79% 58 1.45%
1928 2,217 56.57% 1,687 43.05% 15 0.38%
1924 1,493 48.25% 576 18.62% 1,025 33.13%
1920 2,043 61.06% 1,154 34.49% 149 4.45%
1916 1,426 36.05% 2,378 60.11% 152 3.84%
1912 1,430 42.33% 1,028 30.43% 920 27.24%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Long, John H., ed. (2004). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co. ISBN 0-87842-204-8.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns". Wyoming Department of Administration & Information, Division of Economic Analysis. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  8. ^ 2020 Population and Housing State Data | Utah
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  10. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  14. ^ Bureau, US Census. "American FactFinder - Results". Factfinder.census.gov. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Lincoln County School District - Home". Lcsd1.k12.wy.us. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Lincoln County School District #2 – We Make It Possible". Lcsd2.org. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  17. ^ Star Valley High School website.
  18. ^ Alpine Junction WY Google Maps (accessed 11 January 2019)
  19. ^ Hamsfork WY Google Maps (accessed 11 January 2019)
  20. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved January 9, 2018.

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Coordinates: 42°16′N 110°42′W / 42.26°N 110.70°W / 42.26; -110.70