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Lincoln County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 34,900 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 33,166 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,311
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,922
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,788
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,063 (it was 2,750 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 586 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 60 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.4%), Retail trade (17.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lincoln County, Mississippi:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 16,682  (45.6%)
Females: 18,187  (54.4%)

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Lincoln County,MS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,907 ($27,279 in 1999)
This county:

$31907
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $293, upper quartile is $499)
This county:

$377
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,989 (it was $57,400 in 2000)
Lincoln County:

$82,989
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,486 - $160,408

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $141,661
Here:

$141,661
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $522,524
Here:

$522,524
State:

$180,099

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,014
Here:

$85,014
State:

$111,160

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,417
Here:

$164,417
State:

$940,330

Mobile homes: $42,092
Here:

$42,092
State:

$37,232

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $44,840
Here:

$44,840
State:

$27,068
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $971
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $315

Institutionalized population: 546

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, MS map from a distance

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: $383 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $189 (0.3%)


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: 20.5%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.8% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

19.2%
Whole state:

19.9%

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

7.5%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brookhaven.

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lincoln County: Union Hall (A), Heucks Retreat (B), Old Red Star (C), Old Malcum (D), Cold Springs (E), Loyd Star Volunteer Fire Department (F), East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department (G), Bogue Chitto Volunteer Fire Department (H), Hog Chain Volunteer Fire Department (I), Heuck's Retreat Community Volunteer Fire Department (J), Ruth Volunteer Fire Department (K), Mallalieu Pumping Station (L), Brookhaven Fire Department Station 3 Headquarters (M), New Sight Volunteer Fire Department (N), Zetus Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lincoln County include: New Prospect Church (A), New Saint John Church (B), New Salem Church (C), Old Saint John Church (D), Pine Grove Church (E), Pleasant Grove Church (F), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (G), Pleasant Hill Church (H), Pleasant Ridge Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ben Salem Cemetery (1), McDavid Cemetery (2), Dickerson Cemetery (3), Kees Cemetery (4), Dunn Cemetery (5), New Sight Cemetery (6), Calcote Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Hurricane Lake (A), Clarks Lake (B), Smith Lake (C), Gravel Pit Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Creek (A), Beaver Dam Creek (B), Beaver Creek (C), Allbritton Creek (D), Adam Creek (E), Butler Creek (F), Turkey Branch (G), Taylors Creek (H), Hog Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Amite County , Copiah County , Franklin County , Jefferson County , Lawrence County , Pike County , Walthall County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,149
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 206 (27% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.1%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 3,031 (373 second mortgage, 331 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,742

Here:

52.5% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.27%
Here76.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 25,296
Total congregations: 78

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church in America
Adherents18,968 (75.0%)2,752 (10.9%)1,694 (6.7%)538 (2.1%)368 (1.5%)
Congregations38 (48.7%)14 (17.9%)13 (16.7%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents249 (1.0%)212 (0.8%)200 (0.8%)112 (0.4%)203 (0.8%)
Congregations1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)2 (2.6%)1 (1.3%)6 (7.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lincoln County - Brookhaven

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lincoln County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lincoln County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Lincoln County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

13.0%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 174 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,395
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $96.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.47%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,668
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,205
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.56%
Corn for grain: 509 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 50 acres

Tornado activity:

Lincoln County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 4.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 26 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/27/1994, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.0 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 (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (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: 10,173 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,908 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 47 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 165 (1%)
  • Other means: 157 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 243 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,212.

6.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.90% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($19,723 average AGI)
2.53% relocated from other states ($17,514 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.53%
Mississippi average:

3.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pike County, MS  0.69% ($34,519 average AGI)
from Copiah County, MS  0.55% ($26,770)
from Lawrence County, MS  0.47% ($28,596)
from Franklin County, MS  0.45% ($34,140)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.44% ($23,776)
from Hinds County, MS  0.24% ($40,852)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.22% ($19,000)


5.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,789 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.77% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($19,071 average AGI)
1.61% relocated to other states ($8,718 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

1.61%
Mississippi average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pike County, MS  0.86% ($20,021 average AGI)
to Copiah County, MS  0.36% ($29,075)
to Lawrence County, MS  0.33% ($32,694)
to Hinds County, MS  0.30% ($31,970)
to Rankin County, MS  0.29% ($36,688)
to Franklin County, MS  0.27% ($29,167)
to Forrest County, MS  0.19% ($23,048)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lincoln County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,419 (4,144 aged, 1,275 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11174.74
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 323.430
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59446.31

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1412.730
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 996.870
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.95

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.03
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85.53

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,155

Size of family households: 4,009 2-persons, 2,324 3-persons, 1,845 4-persons, 918 5-persons, 301 6-persons, 149 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,339 1-person, 354 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

97.6% of residents of Lincoln County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $169,140,000 ($5019 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,571,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $84,383,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,244,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $564,000
Federal grants: $37,586,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,027,000 ($26,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,335,000 ($2,054,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $436,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,562,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,717,000

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

Births: 2,434
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,004
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +328
Here +10 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 123
  • 3 rooms: 443
  • 4 rooms: 1,164
  • 5 rooms: 2,805
  • 6 rooms: 2,331
  • 7 rooms: 1,597
  • 8 rooms: 714
  • 9+ rooms: 603
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 183
  • 3 rooms: 420
  • 4 rooms: 786
  • 5 rooms: 642
  • 6 rooms: 404
  • 7 rooms: 163
  • 8 rooms: 77
  • 9+ rooms: 39
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 58
  • 1 bedroom: 282
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,184
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,651
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,467
  • 5+ bedrooms: 146
  • no bedroom: 89
  • 1 bedroom: 404
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,253
  • 3 bedrooms: 842
  • 4 bedrooms: 154
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 561
  • 1 vehicle: 2,688
  • 2 vehicles: 4,198
  • 3 vehicles: 1,628
  • 4 vehicles: 486
  • 5+ vehicles: 227
  • no vehicle: 468
  • 1 vehicle: 1,506
  • 2 vehicles: 621
  • 3 vehicles: 135
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

61% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Mississippi.

Lincoln County:

60.8%
State average:

59.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $43,000


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
  • Electricity (41.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.6%)
  • Utility gas (24.3%)
  • Wood (4.1%)
  • Electricity (45.6%)
  • Utility gas (33.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.0%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 404
Here:

9.5%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 125
Here:

6.4%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 99
Here:

9.2%
Mississippi:

12.4%

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 Debt

Lincoln County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


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 Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Lincoln County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20470.5 years
Mary18977.4 years
John18472.5 years
Willie14172.3 years
Robert13770.4 years
William12174.1 years
George8374.8 years
Charles7370.7 years
Annie7079.1 years
Thomas5872.0 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith68976.1 years
Case18473.0 years
Allen11575.5 years
Williams10070.1 years
Johnson9275.6 years
Brown8674.1 years
Jackson6476.3 years
Jones5774.8 years
Wilson5576.6 years
Britt5474.9 years
Businesses in Lincoln County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx3Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS4
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

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