Lincoln, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,523.
Males: 786  (51.6%)
Females: 737  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Kentucky median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 42259

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,563 (it was $25,452 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$34,563
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,457 (it was $12,965 in 2000)

Lincoln CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,148 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$88,148
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $85,620; Detached houses: $101,030; Mobile homes: $56,773
Lincoln races chart
  • White alone - 1,415 (95.2%)
  • Black alone - 50 (3.4%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.07%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lincoln: 131.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 105.7 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Lincoln, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Lincoln:

  • High school or higher: 50.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lincoln CCD:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Lincoln CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Lincoln satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (61.4 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (69.9 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (325.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Brownsville, KY (2.7 miles ), Millerstown, KY (2.8 miles ), Sunfish, KY (3.5 miles ), Park City, KY (3.8 miles ), Clarkson, KY (3.9 miles ), Munfordville, KY (3.9 miles ), Cave City, KY (3.9 miles ), Smiths Grove, KY (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 86.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Lincoln household income distribution Lincoln home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)

Work and jobs in Lincoln: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lincoln, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lincoln-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Lincoln place center injured 2 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.8 miles away from the place center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 138.0 miles away from Lincoln center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 141.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.2 miles away from Lincoln center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 185.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Edmonson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lincoln:

  • EDMONSON CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, KY)
  • LEITCHFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • TWIN LAKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • TWIN LAKES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lincoln:

  • Western Kentucky University (about 26 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 27 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Campbellsville University (about 46 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 50 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 66 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)

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Notable locations in Lincoln: Reeds Ferry (A), Laurel Ridge Camp (B), Maple Springs Group Campground (C), Houchins Ferry (D), Flint Ridge Ranger Station (E), Three Springs Pumphouse (F), Mount McKinley Pumphouse (G), Great Onyx Cave Pumphouse (H), Bransford Pumphouse (I), Wilderness Road (J), Adwell Pumphouse (K), Great Onyx Job Corps Center (L), Mammoth Cave Volunteer Fire Department (M), Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lincoln include: Good Spring Church (A), Joppa Church (B), Mammoth Cave Baptist Church (C), Nolin Church (D), Stockholm Church (E), Union Light Church (F), Cove Hollow Church (G), Hill Grove Missionary Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Locust Grove Cemetery (1), Cove Hollow Cemetery (2), Adwell Cemetery (3), Woolsey Cemetery (4), Little Jordan Cemetery (5), Hill Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (6), Old Guides Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: First Creek Lake (A), Doyels Big Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Branch (A), Blair Spring Branch (B), Blowing Spring Branch (C), Brier Creek (D), Ugly Creek (E), Wolf Creek (F), River Styx (G), Bylew Creek (H), Buffalo Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lincoln include: Nolin Lake State Park (1), Mammoth Cave National Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.5. This is about average.

City:

81.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.91. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.739. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.739
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.36
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.0%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.9%
Whole state:  4.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.3%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.7%
Whole state:

6.6%
67 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Lincoln compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lincoln CCD (based on Edmonson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.12%
Here: 39.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents72.8%9.3%6.9%4.8%6.2%
Congregations42.3%30.8%11.5%3.8%11.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Edmonson County:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Edmonson County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Edmonson County:

32.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

15.9%

5.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Warren County, KY  2.19% ($27,852 average AGI)
from Barren County, KY  0.55% ($25,591)
from Grayson County, KY  0.42% ($28,765)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Warren County, KY  2.03% ($28,195 average AGI)
to Barren County, KY  0.47% ($26,316)
to Grayson County, KY  0.42% ($25,588)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lincoln:

  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLOC (1150 AM; 1 kW; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: HART COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMTL (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lincoln:

  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCLU-FM (102.3 FM; MUNFORDVILLE, KY; Owner: ROYSE RADIO, INC)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKHG (104.9 FM; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCVK (90.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMTY. B/CSTG, INC.)
  • WBVR-FM (96.7 FM; AUBURN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WWHR (91.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WBFI (91.5 FM; MCDANIELS, KY; Owner: BETHEL FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lincoln:

  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Lincoln on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
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