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Lincoln County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2017: 34,168 (all rural); it was 33,616 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,757
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,510
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,759
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,882 (it was 2,399 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

29%

Land area: 456 sq. mi.

Water area: 243.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 75 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.1%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lincoln County, ME (2017)
    • 32,77597.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4061.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3511.0%Two or more races
    • 3331.0%Asian alone
    • 1770.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 950.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 50.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

50.8 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years
Males: 16,693  (48.9%)
Females: 17,475  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,356 ($38,686 in 1999)
This county:

$57,356
Maine:

$56,277

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $656 (lower quartile is $442, upper quartile is $820)
This county:

$656
State:

$720


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $225,210 (it was $114,500 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$225,210
Maine:

$191,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,180 - $354,037

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $345,705
Here:

$345,705
State:

$249,348

Townhouses or other attached units: $216,680
Here:

$216,680
State:

$259,036

In 2-unit structures: $200,118
Here:

$200,118
State:

$237,224

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $381,545
Here:

$381,545
State:

$261,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $296,033
Here:

$296,033
State:

$253,444

Mobile homes: $80,434
Here:

$80,434
State:

$68,752

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,209
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $474

Institutionalized population: 373

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 61
  • Thefts: 173
  • Auto thefts: 8

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 35
  • Thefts: 159
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Health of residents in Lincoln County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
76.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
52.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
62.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 117 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 1998: 149 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 1999: 157 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2000: 204 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2001: 175 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2002: 261 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2003: 270 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2004: 357 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2005: 274 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2006: 199 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2007: 157 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2008: 126 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2009: 99 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2010: 77 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2011: 72 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2012: 66 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2013: 89 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $244,300
  • 2015: 80 buildings, average cost: $239,200
  • 2016: 85 buildings, average cost: $365,200
  • 2017: 93 buildings, average cost: $249,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Lincoln, ME residents
Average permit cost in Lincoln, ME
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,300 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,396 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Lincoln, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lincoln, ME in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lincoln, ME in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
Lincoln County:

10.1%
Maine:

11.1%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Black residents, 33.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for American Indian residents, 20.6% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 50.8 years old
(Males: 49.4 years old, Females: 52.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.7 years old, Black residents: 45.5 years old, American Indian residents: 34.5 years old, Asian residents: 35.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.9 years old, Other race residents: 19.9 years old)

Area name: Lincoln County, ME
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $556 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $671 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.

Cities in this county include: Boothbay, Bristol, Jefferson, Whitefield, Damariscotta, Damariscotta-Newcastle, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Dresden, Waldoboro.

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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Neighboring counties: Rutland County, Vermont , Cherry County, Nebraska , Lewis County, New York , Hutchinson County, South Dakota , Saratoga County, New York , Sheridan County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Maine:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Lincoln, ME
County total employment by year in Lincoln, ME
County average yearly wages by year in Lincoln, ME

Current college students: 976
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 925 (64.6% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

2.7%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1882010 or later
  • 1382000 to 2009
  • 1211990 to 1999
  • 1021980 to 1989
  • 891970 to 1979
  • 353Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,436
  • One, attached: 265
  • Two: 402
  • 3 or 4: 809
  • 5 to 9: 397
  • 10 to 19: 146
  • 20 to 49: 294
  • 50 or more: 57
  • Mobile homes: 2,245
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 6,968 (53 second mortgage, 913 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,884

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lincoln County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,58629
Catholic2,7253
Evangelical Protestant1,06512
Other2794
None26,802-
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: 14
Lincoln County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lincoln County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

7.0%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

21.9%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 105 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,829
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $435.65
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,616
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.60%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,287
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.14%
Vegetables: 286 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 63 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 209.5 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 238.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from the county center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maine Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4032: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4032, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Maine Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 23, 2010 to March 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1891: March 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1891, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1852: July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1815: January 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1815, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3298: December 15, 2008, FEMA Id: 3298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1755: May 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1693: April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2007 to March 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1691: April 20, 2007, FEMA Id: 1691, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3256: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 03, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1591: June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lincoln

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,372 (76.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,282 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 26 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 108 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 67 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 535 (3.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,224 (9.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (11%)
  • England (9%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Jamaica (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lincoln County


  • English (17%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • French Canadian (4%)
  • Scottish (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 138 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 51 people in other group homes
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 8 people in military barracks, etc.

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

  • 214 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 159 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 79 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,298.

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Maine average:

5.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.92% relocated from other counties in Maine ($24,310 average AGI)
2.93% relocated from other states ($32,117 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.93%
Maine average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, ME  0.88% ($42,023 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.83% ($35,154)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.72% ($41,710)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.71% ($47,019)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.19% ($91,679)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.15% ($51,000)


5.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Maine average:

5.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.66% relocated to other counties in Maine ($27,403 average AGI)
2.27% relocated to other states ($17,982 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.27%
Maine average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kennebec County, ME  0.88% ($36,930 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.82% ($62,959)
to Knox County, ME  0.64% ($30,713)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.62% ($42,163)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,706 (6,665 aged, 1,041 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 249 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lincoln County, Maine in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (447)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (356)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (303)
  • Unspecified dementia (297)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (284)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (202)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (190)
  • Congestive heart failure (142)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (119)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (116)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,400
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 301
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,981

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,007
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,215
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 96

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 145.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,168
  • In family households: 26,231 (4,684 male householders, 4,432 female householders)
    7,573 spouses, 7,173 children (6,311 natural, 234 adopted, 665 stepchildren), 689 grandchildren, 86 brothers or sisters, 167 parents, 298 other relatives, 934 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,268 (2,539 male householders (1,845 living alone)), 3,217 female householders (2,675 living alone)), 1,490 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 675

Size of family households: 5,476 2-persons, 1,675 3-persons, 1,240 4-persons, 445 5-persons, 154 6-persons, 143 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,525 1-person, 1,070 2-persons, 115 3-persons, 35 4-persons.

3,505 married couples with children.
1,482 single-parent households (541 men, 941 women).

97.7% of residents of Lincoln speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $207,782,000 ($5,897 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,347,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $108,779,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,937,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $231,000
Federal grants: $45,543,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,348,000 ($4,885,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,945,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $707,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,711,000
Federal Government insurance: $54,535,000

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

Births: 1,469
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,848
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +30
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,014
Here:

+57 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.97 millions of gallons per day (36% from ground, 64% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Lincoln County, Maine
  • Year house built in Lincoln County, Maine
  • 2692014 or later
  • 4752010 to 2013
  • 3,7402000 to 2009
  • 3,3331990 to 1999
  • 3,2161980 to 1989
  • 3,0761970 to 1979
  • 1,8461960 to 1969
  • 1,0411950 to 1959
  • 6421940 to 1949
  • 6,3111939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Maine
  • 241 room
  • 792 rooms
  • 5463 rooms
  • 1,2154 rooms
  • 2,3935 rooms
  • 2,1816 rooms
  • 2,1937 rooms
  • 1,3618 rooms
  • 1,8609+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Maine
  • 1381 room
  • 3372 rooms
  • 5733 rooms
  • 9054 rooms
  • 4135 rooms
  • 3706 rooms
  • 1277 rooms
  • 1578 rooms
  • 769+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Maine
  • 40no bedroom
  • 4701 bedroom
  • 3,0002 bedrooms
  • 5,9323 bedrooms
  • 1,9934 bedrooms
  • 4075+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Maine
  • 136no bedroom
  • 9791 bedroom
  • 1,0382 bedrooms
  • 7153 bedrooms
  • 2014 bedrooms
  • 185+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 190no vehicle
  • 3,7271 vehicle
  • 5,0522 vehicles
  • 2,0993 vehicles
  • 6104 vehicles
  • 1785+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 352no vehicle
  • 1,6711 vehicle
  • 8342 vehicles
  • 1773 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

88.7% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Maine.

Lincoln County:

88.7%
State average:

86.2%

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

  • This state: 19,420
  • Other state: 13,512
  • Northeast: 9,450
  • Midwest: 1,360
  • South: 1,668
  • West: 1,025
Year householders moved into unit in Lincoln County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.2%Wood
  • 12.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 10.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 211
Here:

7.9%
Maine:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 439
Here:

29.9%
Maine:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 222
Here:

26.7%
Maine:

26.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lincoln County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $764,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $222,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,808,000
    Police Protection: $2,722,000
    General - Other: $2,092,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $389,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,227,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,627,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $600,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $774,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,134,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,800,000

Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $764,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $222,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,808,000
    Police Protection: $2,722,000
    General - Other: $2,092,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $389,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,227,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,627,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $600,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $774,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,134,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,800,000

Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $764,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $222,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,808,000
    Police Protection: $2,722,000
    General - Other: $2,092,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $389,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,227,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,627,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $600,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $774,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,134,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,800,000

Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $764,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $222,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,808,000
    Police Protection: $2,722,000
    General - Other: $2,092,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $389,000
    General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    Financial Administration: $95,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,227,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,627,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $600,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $774,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,134,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,800,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 636
  • Number of aged recipients: 69
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 567
  • Number of recipients under 18: 71
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 418
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 147
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 297
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 246
Most common first names in Lincoln County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William18776.2 years
John17276.0 years
Robert16972.6 years
George16776.6 years
Mary14081.1 years
Charles12974.0 years
Helen11783.7 years
Dorothy11079.9 years
Elizabeth10782.7 years
Ruth10380.6 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lewis6775.8 years
Smith6775.7 years
Reed5777.3 years
Pinkham5775.4 years
Benner5473.9 years
Brown5176.2 years
Jones5180.5 years
Brewer5076.2 years
Johnson4977.9 years
Davis4575.7 years
Businesses in Lincoln County, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Circle K5Rite Aid2
Decora Cabinetry4Shaw's1
Dunkin Donuts3Subway4
FedEx6True Value2
Ford1U-Haul2
GNC2U.S. Cellular3
H&R Block2UPS5
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2