Lincoln County, Kansas (KS)

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County population in 2012: 3,174 (all rural); it was 3,578 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 511
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 613
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,204
Renter-occupied apartments: 299 (it was 325 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 719 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (72.7%), Educational, health and social services (16.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 13%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 84%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lincoln County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,618  (54.1%)
Females: 1,623  (45.9%)
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Lincoln County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,524 ($30,893 in 1999)

This county:

$40524
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $305 (lower quartile is $250, upper quartile is $387)
This county:

$305
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,143 (it was $41,300 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$64,143
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,516 - $92,350
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $835
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 50

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Lincoln County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $48,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $155,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,337 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,221 (2.0%)

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: 12.8%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 52.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
Lincoln County:

13.0%
Kansas:

14.0%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 52.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 5 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 47 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $653 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lincoln Center, Sylvan Grove, Beverly, Barnard.

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 Golf Course (A), Sylvan Grove Wastewater Plant (B), Lincoln Wastewater Plant (C), Rosette Hall (D), Beverly Municipal Waste Treatment Plant (E), Barnard Wastewater Plant (F), Smoky Hills Wind Farm (G), Margaret (H), Walker Products Company Grain Elevator Number 1 (I), Agmark Grain Elevator Number 6 (J), Agmark Grain Elevator Number 20 (K), Agmark Grain Elevator Number 19 (L), Westfall Fire Department (M), Denmark - Hunter Rural Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lincoln County include: Emmanuel United Church of Christ (A), Saint John Lutheran Church (B), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (C), Ash Grove United Methodist Church (D), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (E), Bethany Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Monroe Cemetery (1), Voss Cemetery (2), Emanuels Cemetery (3), Heiser Cemetery (4), Hammer Cemetery (5), Washam Cemetery (6), Sunnyside Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Highland Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: East Twin Creek (A), West Twin Creek (B), Second Creek (C), Elkhorn Creek (D), Twelvemile Creek (E), Beaver Creek (F), Brush Creek (G), Bullfoot Creek (H), Yauger Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lincoln County: Sylvan Public Use Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Ellsworth County , Mitchell County , Osborne County , Ottawa County , Russell County , Saline County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 101
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (63% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

0.5%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 1
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 7

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.7%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 282 (11 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 538

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lincoln County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,3336
Mainline Protestant3436
Catholic2041
Other2-
None1,359-
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: 1
Lincoln County:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Lincoln County:

12.15 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

12.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

28.7%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

3.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 974 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,833
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $102.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,010
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,087
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.30
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.35%
Corn for grain: 1266 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 94614 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9237 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10 acres

Tornado activity:

Lincoln County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 5092898.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from the county center
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 450.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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 (32%)
  • Germany (26%)
  • United Kingdom (16%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (11%)
  • Japan (11%)

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

  • German (47%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Danish (5%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Lincoln County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,320 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 218 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 76 (4%)
  • Other means: 12 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 172 (9%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

76 people in nursing homes
42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
7 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,865.

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.69% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($26,128 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($5,244 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

1.31%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Saline County, KS  0.85% ($32,182 average AGI)
from Ottawa County, KS  0.77% ($30,500)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.01% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($20,372 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($5,628 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.13%
Kansas 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 Saline County, KS  1.44% ($26,684 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 15.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lincoln County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 777 (714 aged, 63 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 29.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10626.46
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 409.840
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 1814.990

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1377.900
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1055.410
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 58.63

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.96
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.63

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,191

Size of family households: 529 2-persons, 131 3-persons, 123 4-persons, 60 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 467 1-person, 51 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

630 married couples with children.
164 single-parent households (54 men, 110 women).

97.5% of residents of Lincoln County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $26,546,000 ($7771 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $996,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $10,123,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,592,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,327,000
Federal grants: $2,554,000
Federal procurement contracts: $507,000 ($258,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,444,000 ($267,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $79,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,644,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,930,000

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

Births: 186
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 328
Here:

96 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -15
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 78
  • 1990 to 1999: 129
  • 1980 to 1989: 84
  • 1970 to 1979: 185
  • 1960 to 1969: 159
  • 1950 to 1959: 140
  • 1940 to 1949: 184
  • 1939 or earlier: 870
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 105
  • 5 rooms: 258
  • 6 rooms: 250
  • 7 rooms: 273
  • 8 rooms: 157
  • 9+ rooms: 132
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 76
  • 6 rooms: 46
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 35
  • 2 bedrooms: 330
  • 3 bedrooms: 510
  • 4 bedrooms: 250
  • 5+ bedrooms: 75
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 79
  • 2 bedrooms: 109
  • 3 bedrooms: 69
  • 4 bedrooms: 45
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 264
  • 2 vehicles: 524
  • 3 vehicles: 232
  • 4 vehicles: 102
  • 5+ vehicles: 55
  • no vehicle: 46
  • 1 vehicle: 117
  • 2 vehicles: 91
  • 3 vehicles: 52
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

64% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kansas.

Lincoln County:

64.2%
State average:

53.5%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $10,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.9%)
  • Electricity (4.2%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (42.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.9%)
  • Electricity (17.2%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

2.9%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.3%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

26.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

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 - General: $105,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $4,366,000
    General - Other: $1,135,000
    Regular Highways: $1,106,000
    Health Services - Other: $289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $236,000
    Police Protection: $234,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    Central Staff Services: $90,000
    Financial Administration: $62,000
    Housing & Community Development: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $61,000
    Higher Education: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $93,000
    General - Other: $62,000
    Police Protection: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,592,000

Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,092,000
    All Other: $181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $140,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $188,000
    Interest Earnings: $162,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $280,000
    Health & Hospitals: $90,000
    General Support: $84,000
    All Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,682,000
    Total General Sales: $197,000
    NEC: $33,000

Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $225,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $50,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $112,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $62,000

Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,791,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000

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, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank1083.3 years
William1080.4 years
George874.0 years
Mary884.6 years
Henry783.9 years
John783.3 years
Walter782.3 years
Albert676.3 years
Emma589.6 years
Paul576.6 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meitler1278.4 years
Gier875.5 years
Lawson786.0 years
Frederking672.0 years
Vonada684.3 years
Thaemert677.1 years
Fischer580.0 years
Krueger579.0 years
Blase561.2 years
Cheney582.6 years

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