Lincoln County, Kansas

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Lincoln County
Lincoln County Courthouse in Lincoln
Lincoln County Courthouse in Lincoln
Map of Kansas highlighting Lincoln County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°03′N 98°12′W / 39.05°N 98.2°W / 39.05; -98.2
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forAbraham Lincoln[1]
SeatLincoln
Largest cityLincoln
Area
 • Total720 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Land719 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (3 km2)  0.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,073
 • Density4.5/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteLincolnCoKS.com
1915-1918 Railroad Map of Lincoln County

Lincoln County (standard abbreviation: LC) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 3,241 people lived there.[2] The county seat is Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center is also the biggest city in Lincoln County.[3]

History[change | change source]

19th centruy[change | change source]

In 1867, Lincoln County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,900 km2). Of that, 719 square miles (1,860 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870516
18808,5821,563.2%
18909,70913.1%
19009,8861.8%
191010,1422.6%
19209,894−2.4%
19309,707−1.9%
19408,338−14.1%
19506,643−20.3%
19605,556−16.4%
19704,582−17.5%
19804,145−9.5%
19903,653−11.9%
20003,578−2.1%
20103,241−9.4%
Est. 20163,073[5]−5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[2]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Lincoln county is very republican. Lyndon B. Johnson was the last Democrat to lose the county by less than 5%. The last Democrat to win the county was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.5% 1,179 14.7% 215 4.8% 70
2012 78.6% 1,165 19.5% 289 2.0% 29
2008 75.9% 1,204 21.9% 347 2.2% 35
2004 76.0% 1,368 21.7% 391 2.3% 41
2000 68.5% 1,295 24.8% 469 6.7% 126
1996 64.5% 1,372 24.8% 528 10.7% 228
1992 41.1% 893 28.2% 612 30.7% 667
1988 59.7% 1,229 38.6% 796 1.7% 35
1984 75.1% 1,723 24.0% 551 0.8% 19
1980 72.2% 1,685 22.6% 528 5.2% 122
1976 54.5% 1,225 43.8% 985 1.7% 37
1972 75.6% 1,649 21.8% 476 2.6% 57
1968 68.2% 1,721 23.1% 583 8.8% 221
1964 50.8% 1,373 48.7% 1,316 0.5% 14
1960 71.2% 2,052 28.5% 822 0.4% 10
1956 76.2% 2,219 23.4% 681 0.4% 12
1952 84.6% 2,841 15.1% 507 0.3% 9
1948 65.7% 2,181 33.0% 1,094 1.3% 43
1944 72.0% 2,405 27.3% 910 0.7% 24
1940 67.7% 2,822 31.2% 1,301 1.1% 46
1936 47.4% 2,001 52.4% 2,209 0.2% 10
1932 40.8% 1,653 56.7% 2,297 2.5% 101
1928 73.1% 2,655 26.3% 953 0.6% 23
1924 59.4% 2,277 16.0% 615 24.6% 941
1920 69.5% 2,298 28.3% 935 2.2% 73
1916 43.6% 1,716 53.5% 2,106 3.0% 118
1912 15.7% 381 44.9% 1,091 39.4% 956
1908 50.3% 1,218 46.1% 1,117 3.6% 88
1904 67.9% 1,516 27.4% 613 4.7% 105
1900 46.4% 1,110 52.3% 1,250 1.3% 30
1896 35.9% 787 63.2% 1,385 1.0% 21
1892 39.2% 878 60.9% 1,363
1888 50.2% 1,069 29.0% 617 20.8% 444

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Colleges[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Lincoln County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  10. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 39°03′N 98°12′W / 39.050°N 98.200°W / 39.050; -98.200