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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. 2012 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Lincoln County, Kansas:


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 2009: $36,363 ($30,893 in 1999)
This county:

$36363
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $266 (lower quartile is $187, upper quartile is $343)
This county:

$266
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $68,840 (it was $41,300 in 2000)
Lincoln County:

$68,840
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,280 - $113,141

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $95,375
Here:

$95,375
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,516,014
Here:

$1,516,014
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $104,555
Here:

$104,555
State:

$34,057
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $966
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $249

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):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

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 2009: $1,114 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,004 (1.7%)


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: 9.9%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 32.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 9 years old)

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

9.7%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

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 .

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


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:

34.4% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.16%
Here54.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,938
Total congregations: 14

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents941 (48.6%)379 (19.6%)245 (12.6%)120 (6.2%)253 (13.1%)
Congregations3 (21.4%)4 (28.6%)1 (7.1%)1 (7.1%)5 (35.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lincoln County - Lincoln Center, Sylvan Grove, Beverly, Barnard

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

12.15 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Lincoln County:

12.15 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Kansas:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

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 below Kansas state average. It is 1.2 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Gasoline stations (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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: 1,320 (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 2005 was $32,060.

6.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.65% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($18,090 average AGI)
2.03% relocated from other states ($7,281 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.03%
Kansas average:

3.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Saline County, KS  1.28% ($23,706 average AGI)


7.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,862 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.53% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($22,383 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($7,479 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

1.50%
Kansas average:

3.95%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Saline County, KS  2.02% ($31,889 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 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.

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

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 (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, 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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