- Lincoln County, Kansas
Infobox U.S. County
February 26, 1867
census estimate yr=2005
Law and government
Following amendment to the
Kansas Constitutionin 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1990, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. [Cite web| url=http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm| title=Map of Wet and Dry Counties| publisher=Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue| month=November | year=2006| accessdate=2007-12-26]
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,865 km²), of which, 719 square miles (1,862 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,578 people, 1,529 households, and 1,039 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,853 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.30% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,529 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 23.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,893, and the median income for a family was $36,538. Males had a median income of $24,681 versus $20,000 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $15,788. About 7.30% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Lincoln County is divided into twenty townships. None of the cities within the county are considered "governmentally independent", and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.
Unified school districts
* Lincoln USD 298
* Sylvan Grove USD 299
* [http://www.lincolncoks.com/ Official website] ;General county information:* [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/LC/ Blue Skyways]
;County Level Data:* [http://www.ku.edu/pri/ksdata/county.shtml Kansas Statistical Abstract]
;Local history and genealogy:* [http://www.skyways.org/genweb/lincoln/ Lincoln County KSGenWeb]
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