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Lincoln County, Nevada (NV)


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County population in 2012: 5,405 (all rural); it was 4,165 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 723
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 721
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,150
Renter-occupied apartments: 544 (it was 390 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

41%

Land area: 10634 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 0 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Public administration (14.4%), Retail trade (12.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 32%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lincoln County, Nevada:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Nevada median age:  36.0 years

Males: 2,877  (40.4%)
Females: 2,468  (59.6%)

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Lincoln County,NV real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Nevada:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,262 ($31,979 in 1999)
This county:

$38262
Nevada:

$53341

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $304 (lower quartile is $176, upper quartile is $478)
This county:

$304
State:

$849


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,861 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Lincoln County:

$98,861
Nevada:

$207,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,947 - $173,158

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $568,748
Here:

$568,748
State:

$278,966

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,638
Here:

$103,638
State:

$160,211

Mobile homes: $46,293
Here:

$46,293
State:

$60,412

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,455
Here:

$18,455
State:

$37,074
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,270
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $252

Institutionalized population: 239

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, NV 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: $692 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $499 (0.4%)


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: 16.7%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.2% for Black residents, 50.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 17 years old)

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

16.5%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

5.5%
Whole state:

4.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $517 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $875 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pioche, Caliente, Alamo, Panaca, Bennett Springs, Hiko, Ursine, Dry Valley, Rachel, Beaverdam.

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: HTTP://WWW.GOVERNET.NET/NV/CO/LIN

Click to draw/clear Lincoln County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lincoln County: Coburn Ranch (A), Rock Springs Station (B), Elliott Ranch (C), Wests Camp (D), Crow Corral (E), Black Canyon Petroglyths (F), Ash Spring Exclosure (G), One Thousand One Ranch (H), Buckhorn Ranch (I), Cabin Pines Campground (J), Leith (K), Landmark Letter (L), Caselton Mill (M), Penoyer Farms (N), Butler Ranch (O), Hamblin Ranch (P), Ely Springs Ranch (Q), The Troughs (R), Kiernan Ranch (S), Geyser Maintenance Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fay Cemetery (1), Bullionville Cemetery (2), Hackett Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Freshwater Lake (A), Maynard Lake (B), Delamar Lake (C), Papoose Lake (D), Lower Pahranagat Lake (E), Groom Lake (F), Averett Reservoir (G), Coal Valley Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Scotty Wash (A), Kiln Wash (B), Willow Creek (C), Logan Creek (D), Barton Creek (E), Delamar Wash (F), Tweedy Wash (G), Wildcat Wash (H), Cave Valley Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lincoln County include: Leviathan Cave Geologic Area (1), Spring Valley State Park (2), Old State Boundary Historical Marker (3), Beaver Dam State Park (4), Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (5), Cathedral Gulch State Game Refuge (6), Meadow Valley Recreation Area (7), Caselton Recreational Area (8), Cathedral Gorge State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Utah , Clark County , Mohave County, Arizona , Iron County, Utah , Nye County , Millard County, Utah , White Pine County , Washington County, Utah .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 116
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 145 (32% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

3.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.7%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 388 (24 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 354

Here:

52.3% with mortgage
State:

82.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.07%
Here68.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,835
Total congregations: 14

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1,998 (70.5%)431 (15.2%)158 (5.6%)78 (2.8%)170 (6.0%)
Congregations6 (42.9%)2 (14.3%)1 (7.1%)1 (7.1%)4 (28.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lincoln County - Pioche, Caliente, Alamo, Panaca, Bennett Springs

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lincoln County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.

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

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Lincoln County:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Nevada:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Nevada:

24.5%



Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,051
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.03%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,366
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $126,743
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%

Tornado activity:

Lincoln County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Nevada state average. It is 85.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nevada state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/1975 at 15:15:00, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/4/1991 at 19:00:00, a magnitude 5.6 (5.6 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.4 ML) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/26/1992 at 16:30:00, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.4 ML) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 11/14/1990 at 19:17:00, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1991 at 19:12:00, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 5.0 ML) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Gasoline stations (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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: 963 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 207 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (1%)
  • Walked: 182 (13%)
  • Other means: 17 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 50 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $47,871.

10.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.52%
Nevada average:

9.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.43% relocated from other counties in Nevada ($32,439 average AGI)
4.09% relocated from other states ($16,942 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

4.09%
Nevada average:

7.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clark County, NV  4.84% ($61,859 average AGI)


8.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
Nevada average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.48% relocated to other counties in Nevada ($17,527 average AGI)
4.17% relocated to other states ($22,375 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

4.17%
Nevada average:

5.26%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clark County, NV  3.17% ($35,341 average AGI)
to Iron County, UT  0.93% ($34,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lincoln County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 850 (744 aged, 106 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1024.820
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 842.630
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22.77

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 22.77

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,106

Size of family households: 640 2-persons, 219 3-persons, 173 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 64 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 605 1-person, 83 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

93.9% of residents of Lincoln County speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $29,543,000 ($6893 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,423,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,458,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,671,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $22,000
Federal grants: $4,836,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,727,000 ($3,383,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,828,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $414,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,242,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,430,000

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

Births: 212
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 239
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +251
Here:

+57 per 1000 residents
State:

+112 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.62 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Nevada
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 43
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 198
  • 5 rooms: 295
  • 6 rooms: 197
  • 7 rooms: 150
  • 8 rooms: 91
  • 9+ rooms: 128
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 124
  • 4 rooms: 106
  • 5 rooms: 102
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Nevada
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 95
  • 2 bedrooms: 315
  • 3 bedrooms: 494
  • 4 bedrooms: 160
  • 5+ bedrooms: 74
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 136
  • 2 bedrooms: 146
  • 3 bedrooms: 98
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Nevada in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 73
  • 1 vehicle: 300
  • 2 vehicles: 481
  • 3 vehicles: 214
  • 4 vehicles: 75
  • 5+ vehicles: 7
  • no vehicle: 92
  • 1 vehicle: 194
  • 2 vehicles: 84
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

57% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Nevada.

Lincoln County:

56.8%
State average:

39.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (46.9%)
  • Wood (31.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.8%)
  • Other fuel (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Electricity (73.8%)
  • Wood (13.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nevada:

4.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

3.8%
Nevada:

5.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

9.5%
Nevada:

11.7%

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 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, NV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James973.1 years
John972.9 years
Mary882.5 years
Betty770.3 years
Robert763.2 years
William772.1 years
Frank776.4 years
Dorothy678.0 years
Helen580.0 years
Joseph574.0 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, NV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith868.7 years
Davis771.7 years
Olson777.6 years
Ray581.4 years
Brown457.5 years
Miller473.5 years
Thompson475.8 years
Harrison370.3 years
Arnoldus378.0 years
Cook369.3 years

Businesses in Lincoln County, NV


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