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. 2013 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (61.6%), Educational, health and social services (17.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lincoln County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
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 2013: $42,189 ($31,914 in 1999)

This county:

$42189
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $431, upper quartile is $613)
This county:

$525
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,094 (it was $78,700 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$117,094
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,984 - $216,458
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,105
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 1,030
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $253,300

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $834 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $638 (0.6%)

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 2013: 13.7%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
Lincoln County:

13.5%
Colorado:

13.0%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

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, Karval, Arriba, Genoa.

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 64
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1985 to 1989: 2
  • 1980 to 1984: 20
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 5

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lincoln County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9406
Evangelical Protestant70414
Catholic4442
Other2103
None3,169-
Lincoln County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Lincoln County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Lincoln County:

13.18 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

13.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

6.1%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

22.0%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Colorado state average. It is 6740753.8 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 slightly below Colorado state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 250.4 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 158.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 630.3 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (62%)
  • Korea (14%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Romania (4%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Australia (2%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (2%)

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

  • German (30%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

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:

  • 948 people in state prisons
  • 91 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 939 people in state prisons
  • 33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,131.

7.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.89% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($22,146 average AGI)
2.72% relocated from other states ($9,780 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.72%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.93% ($34,000 average AGI)
from Adams County, CO  0.68% ($36,000)


8.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.44% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($19,671 average AGI)
3.30% relocated to other states ($13,350 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

3.30%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Weld County, CO  0.67% ($21,364 average AGI)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 9.5

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.

1,091 married couples with children.
284 single-parent households (64 men, 220 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 27
  • 2000 to 2004: 154
  • 1990 to 1999: 255
  • 1980 to 1989: 273
  • 1970 to 1979: 364
  • 1960 to 1969: 288
  • 1950 to 1959: 207
  • 1940 to 1949: 213
  • 1939 or earlier: 535
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Lincoln County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $4,951,000
    Regular Highways: $1,889,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,773,000
    General - Other: $476,000
    Central Staff Services: $373,000
    Corrections - Other: $370,000
    Financial Administration: $332,000
    Police Protection: $273,000
    Health Services - Other: $217,000
    General Public Buildings: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $141,000
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $113,000
    Parks & Recreation: $79,000
    Libraries: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Housing & Community Development: $113,000
    Regular Highways: $86,000
    Health: $21,000
    Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $308,000
    General - Other: $138,000
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000
    Own Hospitals: $30,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,228,000

Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,891,000
    All Other: $335,000
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $336,000
    Interest Earnings: $243,000
    Rents: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,928,000
    Public Welfare: $1,643,000
    All Other: $158,000
    Health & Hospitals: $69,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,008,000
    Total General Sales: $1,239,000

Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $615,000
    Beginning: $231,000

Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $274,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,240,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Lincoln County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lincoln County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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 Hardware1Kroger2
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1McDonald's1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack1
Dennys2Super 81
Econo Lodge1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Knights Inn1Wendy's1