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 2017: $42,805 (it was $25,452 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$42,805
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,238 (it was $12,965 in 2000)

Lincoln CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,505 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$90,505
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $170,530; detached houses: $202,432; mobile homes: $57,285
March 2019 cost of living index in Lincoln: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Lincoln, KY (2000)
    • 1,41595.2%White alone
    • 503.4%Black alone
    • 130.9%Hispanic
    • 50.3%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone

Races in Lincoln detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lincoln, Kentucky as of July 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lincoln is 1,523 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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

0.4% ($199)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

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

Distribution of median household income in Lincoln, KY in 2017
Lincoln satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Lincoln, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Social assistance (9.6%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Machinery (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.5%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Machinery (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.9%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Social assistance (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Lincoln, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Construction laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Construction laborers (6.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.9%)
  • Registered nurses (6.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.6%)

Average climate in Lincoln, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lincoln, Kentucky average temperatures Lincoln, Kentucky average precipitation Lincoln, Kentucky humidity Lincoln, Kentucky wind speed Lincoln, Kentucky snowfall Lincoln, Kentucky sunshine Lincoln, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.156. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.156
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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

City:

7.91
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.168. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.168
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.03
U.S.:

8.46

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 Lincoln 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 the city 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 Lincoln 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

For population 15 years and over in Lincoln:

Marital status in Lincoln, KY
  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lincoln, KY (based on Edmonson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,73712
Catholic631
Mainline Protestant--
None10,361-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.3%
Kentucky:

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

15.6%
Kentucky:

15.9%

7.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Warren County, KY  3.15% ($39,214 average AGI)
from Barren County, KY  0.83% ($30,091)
from Grayson County, KY  0.60% ($42,792)

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)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lincoln, KY
  • 50.2%Electricity
  • 25.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.6%Wood
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lincoln, KY
  • 47.3%Electricity
  • 21.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.1%Wood
  • 7.5%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Other fuel


Lincoln compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.

Lincoln on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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