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Lincoln County, Colorado (CO)


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County population in 2012: 5,453 (all rural); it was 6,087 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 723
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 574
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,417
Renter-occupied apartments: 651 (it was 641 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

34%

Land area: 2586 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.5%), Public administration (16.5%), Retail trade (12.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 32%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lincoln County, Colorado:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years

Males: 3,163  (63.1%)
Females: 2,304  (36.9%)

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Lincoln County,CO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,476 ($31,914 in 1999)
This county:

$37476
Colorado:

$55430

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $322, upper quartile is $555)
This county:

$452
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $104,933 (it was $78,700 in 2000)
Lincoln County:

$104,933
Colorado:

$237,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,988 - $169,847

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $270,543
Here:

$270,543
State:

$322,490

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,775
Here:

$187,775
State:

$250,501

Mobile homes: $72,391
Here:

$72,391
State:

$53,488
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,322
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $235

Institutionalized population: 1,030

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $691 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $561 (0.7%)


Lincoln County household income distribution in 2009 Lincoln County home values distribution


Lincoln County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.3%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 62.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.9% for American Indian residents, 63.0% for other race residents, 39.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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

11.7%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $516 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Limon, Hugo, Arriba, Genoa, Karval.

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lincoln County: Lincoln County Fairgrounds (A), T-Cross Ranch (B), Andy Windmill (C), Brooks Ranch (D), Four Corners (E), Limon Country Club (F), Lake (G), Sevenmile Ranch (H), Hall Station (I), Rush Creek Ranch (J), Forder (K), Forder Ranch (L), Bar W W Ranch (M), Karval Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lincoln County include: Blue Cliff Church (A), Walks Camp Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arriba Evergreen Cemetery (1), Hugo Old Cemetery (2), Parker Cemetery (3), Genoa Lutheran Cemetery (4), Clifford Cemetery (5), Dudley Cemetery (6), Grandma Forgey Grave (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Beckman Lake (A), Nelson Lake (B), Hubbard Lake (C), Stacy Lakes (D), Sharp Lake (E), Blakeman Lake (F), Roundtree Lake (G), Kinney Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lickdab Creek (A), Currie Creek (B), Dugout Creek (C), Hackberry Creek (D), Hell Creek (E), Pond Creek (F), Lake Creek (G), Long Branch (H), Long Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lincoln County include: Walks Camp Park (1), Kaval Lake State Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Arapahoe County , Cheyenne County , Crowley County , Elbert County , El Paso County , Kiowa County , Kit Carson County , Pueblo County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 166
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 107 (21% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

1.8%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.8%

Lincoln County marital status for males
Lincoln County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 529 (55 second mortgage, 43 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 311

Here:

63.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.57%
Here34.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,104
Total congregations: 21

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents703 (33.4%)480 (22.8%)228 (10.8%)141 (6.7%)117 (5.6%)
Congregations2 (9.5%)4 (19.0%)2 (9.5%)1 (4.8%)1 (4.8%)
NameLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristReformed Church in the United StatesConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceOther
Adherents103 (4.9%)75 (3.6%)64 (3.0%)54 (2.6%)139 (6.6%)
Congregations3 (14.3%)1 (4.8%)1 (4.8%)1 (4.8%)5 (23.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lincoln County - Limon, Hugo, Arriba, Genoa, Karval

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

13.18 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Lincoln County:

13.18 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.1%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.0%
Colorado:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

4.7%
State:

9.6%


Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 3139 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $78,262
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $86,048
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $164,889
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.23
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.10%
Corn for grain: 5828 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 109129 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Lincoln County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/6/1990, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 14 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the county center
On 12/23/1995 at 06:51:48, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1998 at 15:47:16, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1997 at 22:04:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB, 2.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 7/22/2001 at 19:22:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (2%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Lincoln County (%):





Lincoln County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,703 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 300 (12%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (1%)
  • Walked: 163 (7%)
  • Other means: 23 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 248 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Lincoln County, Colorado in 2000:

People in group quarters in Lincoln County, Colorado in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,226.

7.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,655 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Colorado average:

10.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.71% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($18,076 average AGI)
2.67% relocated from other states ($10,580 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.67%
Colorado average:

4.67%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from El Paso County, CO  0.93% ($25,600 average AGI)


11.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.08%
Colorado average:

10.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.46% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($26,204 average AGI)
2.62% relocated to other states ($7,156 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.62%
Colorado average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to El Paso County, CO  1.55% ($29,692 average AGI)
to Weld County, CO  1.13% ($21,684)
to Denver County, CO  0.77% ($19,154)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lincoln County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 858 (762 aged, 96 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,437

Size of family households: 604 2-persons, 265 3-persons, 196 4-persons, 96 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 654 1-person, 73 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

93.1% of residents of Lincoln County speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (4% speak English very well, 57% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $48,267,000 ($8400 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $633,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $11,474,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,645,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,261,000
Federal grants: $12,858,000
Federal procurement contracts: $310,000 ($3,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,720,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,438,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $23,193,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,858,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 312
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 309
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +32
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -496
Here -88 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.75 millions of gallons per day (76% from ground, 24% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.9

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 175
  • 5 rooms: 294
  • 6 rooms: 288
  • 7 rooms: 224
  • 8 rooms: 168
  • 9+ rooms: 214
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 110
  • 4 rooms: 166
  • 5 rooms: 167
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 50
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 50
  • 2 bedrooms: 352
  • 3 bedrooms: 646
  • 4 bedrooms: 264
  • 5+ bedrooms: 99
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 132
  • 2 bedrooms: 231
  • 3 bedrooms: 201
  • 4 bedrooms: 40
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 341
  • 2 vehicles: 548
  • 3 vehicles: 295
  • 4 vehicles: 134
  • 5+ vehicles: 65
  • no vehicle: 57
  • 1 vehicle: 261
  • 2 vehicles: 244
  • 3 vehicles: 56
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

44% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Colorado.

Lincoln County:

44.5%
State average:

45.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.1%)
  • Electricity (11.2%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (64.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.5%)
  • Electricity (13.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 54
Here:

7.7%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 89
Here:

16.8%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

17.0%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Lincoln County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Lincoln County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lincoln County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Lincoln County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4276.7 years
John4179.0 years
Mary3582.8 years
James2872.3 years
Charles2076.3 years
Robert2070.7 years
Anna1987.4 years
Frank1980.3 years
George1780.1 years
Roy1677.2 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2078.8 years
Miller1778.1 years
Wilson1284.8 years
Martin1281.1 years
Andersen1276.6 years
Davis1181.8 years
Williams1186.6 years
Jones1182.9 years
Smiley1079.1 years
Peterson979.9 years
Businesses in Lincoln County, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry1Quality1
Dennys2RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Knights Inn1UPS2
Kroger2Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Lincoln County, CO

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