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Lincoln County, Minnesota

Lincoln County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1873[1]
Named for Abraham Lincoln[2]
Seat Ivanhoe
Largest city Tyler
Area
 • Total 548 sq mi (1,419 km2)
 • Land 537 sq mi (1,391 km2)
 • Water 12 sq mi (31 km2), 2.1%
Population
 • (2010) 5,896
 • Density 11/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.mn.lincoln.cowww

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,896.[3] Its county seat is Ivanhoe.[4]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Lakes 2.1
    • Major highways 2.2
    • Adjacent counties 2.3
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Townships 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Lincoln County was created in 1873 from the western portion of Lyon County.[5] After various changes, its county seat since 1904 has been Ivanhoe.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 548 square miles (1,420 km2), of which 537 square miles (1,390 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.1%) is water.[6]

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information[7]

Lakes

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the census of 2000,[13] there were 6,429 people, 2,653 households, and 1,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,043 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.82% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.1% were of German, 25% English, 17.5% Norwegian, 10.9% Polish and 10.5% Danish ancestry.

There were 2,653 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 24.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $38,605. Males had a median income of $26,494 versus $20,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,009. About 7.00% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

See also

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187. 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 306. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 69 - 70. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Lincoln County government's official website

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