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Lincoln County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2016: 19,628 (20% urban, 80% rural); it was 18,837 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,418
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,318
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,941
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,107 (it was 1,823 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 3613 sq. mi.

Water area: 62.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (23.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lincoln County, Montana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  51.8 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years
Males: 9,860  (50.2%)
Females: 9,768  (49.8%)
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Lincoln County,MT real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,668 ($26,754 in 1999)

This county:

$36,668
Montana:

$50,027

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $676)
This county:

$515
State:

$655


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $189,139 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$189,139
Montana:

$217,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,514 - $318,956

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $272,142
Here:

$272,142
State:

$282,285

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,538
Here:

$193,538
State:

$286,648

In 2-unit structures: $125,019
Here:

$125,019
State:

$232,929

Mobile homes: $55,240
Here:

$55,240
State:

$83,786

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $77,971
Here:

$77,971
State:

$193,839
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,106
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

Institutionalized population: 177

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 77
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 186
  • Auto thefts: 27

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 64
  • Burglaries: 79
  • Thefts: 217
  • Auto thefts: 24
Lincoln County, MT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $32,000
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,434 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,230 (0.8%)

Lincoln County household income distribution in 2013 Lincoln County home values distribution in 2013 Lincoln County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.0%
Lincoln County:

16.0%
Montana:

13.3%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.6% for American Indian residents, 14.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 51.8 years old
(Males: 51.7 years old, Females: 51.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.7 years old, Black residents: 27.3 years old, American Indian residents: 42.5 years old, Asian residents: 41.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.1 years old, Other race residents: 19.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $442 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $552 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $764 a month.

Cities in this county include: Libby, Eureka, Pioneer Junction, Troy, White Haven, Trego, Midvale, West Kootenai, Yaak, Fortine.

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Lincoln County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Creeks: Curley Creek (A), Faro Creek (B), Keno Creek (C), Kingsley Creek (D), Lime Creek (E), Skin Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ferry County, Washington , Flathead County , Liberty County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 428
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 473 (72.0% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

2.4%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 262010 or later
  • 202000 to 2009
  • 1461990 to 1999
  • 511980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 153Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,624
  • One, attached: 157
  • Two: 156
  • 3 or 4: 123
  • 5 to 9: 121
  • 10 to 19: 117
  • 20 to 49: 82
  • 50 or more: 59
  • Mobile homes: 2,079
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 34

Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 3,341 (101 second mortgage, 153 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,568

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lincoln County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,75028
Mainline Protestant1,0659
Other9976
Catholic6503
None13,225-
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: 5
Lincoln County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lincoln County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

9.3%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

22.6%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.8%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 175 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,115
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $85.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,358
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.94%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $21,499
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.83
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.41%
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 8 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 355.3 miles away from Lincoln County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 318.8 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 343.1 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 350.2 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 334.2 miles away from Lincoln County center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 567.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Montana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3253: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3253, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Montana Northwest Zone 1 Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 14, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 14, 2000, FEMA Id: 2320, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Wildfires, Incident Period: July 13, 2000 to September 25, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1340: August 30, 2000, FEMA Id: 1340, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Severe Storms, Ice Jams, Snowmelt, Flooding, Extreme Soil Saturation, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to August 06, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1183: July 25, 1997, FEMA Id: 1183, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Montana Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 29, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1105: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1105, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Montana Drought, Incident Period: August 22, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3050: August 22, 1977, FEMA Id: 3050, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Montana SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, LANDSLIDES, Incident Period: January 29, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-417: January 29, 1974, FEMA Id: 417, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Germany (14%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Peru (10%)
  • Scotland (7%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Sweden (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lincoln County


  • German (22%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • American (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (3%)

Lincoln County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,217 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 615 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 159 (2.4%)
  • Bicycle: 51 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 329 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 262 (3.9%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 126 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,294.

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Montana average:

6.86%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.04% relocated from other counties in Montana ($8,985 average AGI)
4.09% relocated from other states ($25,073 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

4.09%
Montana average:

3.82%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Flathead County, MT  0.91% ($29,262 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.27% ($25,167)
from Kootenai County, ID  0.19% ($25,385)
from Spokane County, WA  0.16% ($19,000)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Montana average:

6.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.51% relocated to other counties in Montana ($9,729 average AGI)
4.16% relocated to other states ($18,772 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

4.16%
Montana average:

3.69%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Flathead County, MT  1.01% ($27,618 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.37% ($22,840)
to Spokane County, WA  0.22% ($48,133)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.15% ($67,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
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: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.4%
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: 4,524 (3,573 aged, 951 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 437 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (367)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (261)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (163)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (137)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (126)
  • Unspecified dementia (78)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (77)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (73)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (60)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (59)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,392
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 126
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,015

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 854
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,011
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 222.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 161.2
  • Other - 61.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,628
  • In family households: 14,893 (2,590 male householders, 2,430 female householders)
    4,348 spouses, 4,339 children (3,870 natural, 140 adopted, 297 stepchildren), 363 grandchildren, 42 brothers or sisters, 199 parents, 301 other relatives, 243 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,521 (1,859 male householders (1,442 living alone)), 1,735 female householders (1,559 living alone)), 924 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 221

Size of family households: 3,012 2-persons, 812 3-persons, 771 4-persons, 286 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,001 1-person, 547 2-persons, 58 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

2,570 married couples with children.
566 single-parent households (150 men, 416 women).

95.8% of residents of Lincoln speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $143,889,000 ($7,533 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,711,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $69,137,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,192,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,000
Federal grants: $18,696,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,074,000 ($850,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,783,000 ($1,204,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $670,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,105,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,400,000

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

Births: 956
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,028
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +428
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.03 millions of gallons per day (55% from ground, 45% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Lincoln County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 3242014 or later
  • 3372010 to 2013
  • 1,6242000 to 2009
  • 1,9331990 to 1999
  • 1,6951980 to 1989
  • 2,0321970 to 1979
  • 1,0161960 to 1969
  • 1,0941950 to 1959
  • 5271940 to 1949
  • 1,0841939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 571 room
  • 472 rooms
  • 3573 rooms
  • 1,5484 rooms
  • 1,1995 rooms
  • 1,3756 rooms
  • 9697 rooms
  • 4998 rooms
  • 8959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 701 room
  • 872 rooms
  • 3253 rooms
  • 3874 rooms
  • 4105 rooms
  • 1816 rooms
  • 817 rooms
  • 978 rooms
  • 1069+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 85no bedroom
  • 3171 bedroom
  • 2,0622 bedrooms
  • 3,1133 bedrooms
  • 9574 bedrooms
  • 3745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 71no bedroom
  • 4321 bedroom
  • 6692 bedrooms
  • 3453 bedrooms
  • 1964 bedrooms
  • 165+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 130no vehicle
  • 1,4161 vehicle
  • 2,4292 vehicles
  • 1,9113 vehicles
  • 5664 vehicles
  • 4715+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 254no vehicle
  • 7901 vehicle
  • 4352 vehicles
  • 2333 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles

88.6% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Montana.

Lincoln County:

88.6%
State average:

83.6%

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

  • This state: 8,570
  • Other state: 10,432
  • Northeast: 947
  • Midwest: 2,710
  • South: 981
  • West: 5,784
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 37.5%Wood
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.1%Electricity
  • 23.2%Wood
  • 10.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 244
Here:

14.8%
Montana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

6.6%
Montana:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 132
Here:

21.9%
Montana:

11.9%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $542,000
    Air Transportation: $191,000
    General Public Buildings: $83,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,261,000
    Regular Highways: $3,141,000
    General - Other: $2,088,000
    Health - Other: $1,410,000
    Solid Waste Management: $995,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $833,000
    Financial Administration: $550,000
    Libraries: $542,000
    Central Staff Services: $465,000
    Correctional Institutions: $458,000
    General Public Buildings: $378,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $351,000
    Housing and Community Development: $228,000
    Parks and Recreation: $169,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $62,000
    Air Transportation: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,149,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $52,000
    Police Protection: $51,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,089,000

Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,192,000
    All Other: $1,106,000
    Regular Highways: $37,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,390,000
    Health and Hospitals: $528,000
    General Local Government Support: $354,000
    Natural Resources: $337,000
    All Other: $284,000
    Housing and Community Development: $147,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $698,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $322,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $129,000
    Rents: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $697,000
    All Other: $499,000
    Highways: $364,000
    Health and Hospitals: $312,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,406,000
    Other License: $15,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000

Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $583,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $555,000

Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $240,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,048,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 506
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 480
  • Number of recipients under 18: 49
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 378
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 79
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 188
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 212
Lincoln County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Most common first names in Lincoln County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10973.2 years
Robert9372.0 years
William9174.2 years
James8171.5 years
Mary6977.9 years
George6976.8 years
Charles6571.8 years
Frank4774.1 years
Donald4672.1 years
Helen3879.8 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6272.2 years
Johnson4770.6 years
Nelson3671.9 years
Miller3072.7 years
Anderson2872.9 years
Williams2472.8 years
Brown2477.5 years
Peterson2069.7 years
Clark2070.3 years
Davis2073.8 years
Businesses in Lincoln County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike2
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value2
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets5UPS4
McDonald's1

Lincoln County on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"