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Lincoln County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2014: 46,406 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 44,479 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,090
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,187
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,670
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,273 (it was 6,626 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

38%

Land area: 980 sq. mi.

Water area: 214.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.5%), Educational, health and social services (13.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Lincoln County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Oregon median age:  38.0 years
Males: 22,583  (48.7%)
Females: 23,823  (51.3%)
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Lincoln County,OR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,021 ($32,769 in 1999)

This county:

$43021
Oregon:

$50251

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $726 (lower quartile is $543, upper quartile is $897)
This county:

$726
State:

$769


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $228,928 (it was $136,900 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$228,928
Oregon:

$229,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,708 - $351,998

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $292,889
Here:

$292,889
State:

$286,540

Townhouses or other attached units: $313,238
Here:

$313,238
State:

$218,538

In 2-unit structures: $228,401
Here:

$228,401
State:

$233,637

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $550,580
Here:

$550,580
State:

$162,511

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,278
Here:

$231,278
State:

$276,398

Mobile homes: $112,712
Here:

$112,712
State:

$101,219

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,309
Here:

$50,309
State:

$76,534
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,275
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $413

Institutionalized population: 283

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 197
  • Thefts: 348
  • Auto thefts: 43

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 76
  • Burglaries: 220
  • Thefts: 376
  • Auto thefts: 50
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 177 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2001: 164 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2002: 206 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2003: 252 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2004: 326 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2007: 364 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2008: 169 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $213,900
  • 2010: 118 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2011: 94 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2012: 109 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2013: 106 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2014: 115 buildings, average cost: $214,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,253 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,967 (1.0%)

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 2013: 16.8%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 48.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.3% for other race residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
Lincoln County:

16.4%
Oregon:

16.7%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.6% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.2% for American Indian residents, 50.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.7% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 50 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $670 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: De Lake, Agate Beach, Newport, Lincoln City, Toledo, Lincoln Beach, Waldport, Rose Lodge, Depoe Bay, Siletz.

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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Neighboring counties: Waldo County, Maine , Dewey County, South Dakota , Lyon County, Minnesota , Valley County, Idaho , Price County, Wisconsin , Roscommon County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,053
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,860 (35% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

4.2%
Whole state:

8.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 640
  • 1990 to 1994: 228
  • 1985 to 1989: 150
  • 1980 to 1984: 139
  • 1975 to 1979: 130
  • 1970 to 1974: 37
  • 1970 to 1974: 74
  • 1965 to 1969: 462

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,144
  • One, attached: 511
  • Two: 858
  • 3 or 4: 1,141
  • 5 to 9: 983
  • 10 to 19: 489
  • 20 or more: 958
  • Mobile homes: 4,384
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 421

Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 5,383 (558 second mortgage, 563 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,173

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lincoln County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,30352
Catholic2,5244
Other1,68910
Mainline Protestant1,46412
None36,054-
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: 21
Lincoln County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Lincoln County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 111
This county:

24.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

10.0%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

27.1%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 88 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,874
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $933.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.53%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,728
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,618
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.92%
Vegetables: 23 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 17 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 188% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 289.2 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 188.8 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 221.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 249.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/13/1991 at 02:50:14, a magnitude 6.9 (6.2 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.8 MW, 6.7 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 196.0 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 263.8 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:

  • OregonTsunami Wave Surge, Incident Period: March 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1964): March 25, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1964, Natural disaster type: Tsunami Wave
  • OregonSevere Winter Storm, Flooding, Mudslides, Landslides, And Debris Flows, Incident Period: January 13, 2011 to January 21, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1956): February 17, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1956, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • OregonSevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1683): February 22, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1683, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • OregonSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 5, 2006 to November 8, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1672): December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1672, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • OregonSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 18, 2005 to January 21, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1632): March 20, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1632, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • OregonHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3228): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • OregonSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1510): February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • OregonSevere Storms/High Winds, Incident Period: December 10, 1996 to December 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1107): March 19, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1107, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • OregonSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 4, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1099): February 9, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • OregonSEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-413): January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-413, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (47%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Other Western Europe (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lincoln County (%):

  • German (17%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Lincoln County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,745 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 2,830 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 22 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0%)
  • Walked: 878 (5%)
  • Other means: 214 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,156 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 156 people in nursing homes
  • 153 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 65 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 58 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 54 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 18 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 13 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 7 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 7 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 251 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 174 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 96 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 93 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 88 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,164.

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Oregon average:

7.22%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.72% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($16,483 average AGI)
3.88% relocated from other states ($21,534 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

3.88%
Oregon average:

3.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Multnomah County, OR  0.49% ($25,134 average AGI)
from Marion County, OR  0.36% ($36,770)
from Lane County, OR  0.35% ($29,542)
from Washington County, OR  0.33% ($41,364)
from Benton County, OR  0.31% ($32,635)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.28% ($60,723)
from Deschutes County, OR  0.27% ($29,156)


7.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Oregon average:

6.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.57% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($18,884 average AGI)
3.22% relocated to other states ($13,739 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

3.22%
Oregon average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Multnomah County, OR  0.60% ($37,465 average AGI)
to Lane County, OR  0.55% ($23,269)
to Marion County, OR  0.49% ($24,341)
to Linn County, OR  0.40% ($28,000)
to Benton County, OR  0.39% ($42,212)
to Deschutes County, OR  0.33% ($42,393)
to Washington County, OR  0.32% ($34,944)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
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: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lincoln County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.9%
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

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,855 (9,187 aged, 1,668 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,637 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (696)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (564)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (499)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (463)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (328)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (309)
  • Congestive heart failure (194)
  • Unspecified dementia (186)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (170)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (165)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.42
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6913
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 147.980
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46831.72

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 932.730
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1217.550
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 108.710

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.87

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 242.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 127.7
  • Other - 114.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 45,272
  • In family households: 34,955 (8,523 male householders, 3,849 female householders)
    9,516 spouses, 9,105 children (8,077 natural, 366 adopted, 662 stepchildren), 877 grandchildren, 354 brothers or sisters, 402 parents, 469 other relatives, 1,558 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,317 (3,672 male householders (2,697 living alone)), 4,506 female householders (3,723 living alone)), 2,139 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 762 (283 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,135 2-persons, 2,377 3-persons, 1,628 4-persons, 737 5-persons, 293 6-persons, 202 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,420 1-person, 1,536 2-persons, 143 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

5,490 married couples with children.
2,875 single-parent households (785 men, 2,090 women).

94.3% of residents of Lincoln County speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 35% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $302,828,000 ($6688 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,691,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $161,597,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $61,393,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,783,000
Federal grants: $55,975,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,593,000 ($1,323,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,486,000 ($79,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,697,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,931,000
Federal Government insurance: $309,481,000

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

Births: 2,216
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,910
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +507
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,773
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.79 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 249
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,118
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,326
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,281
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,890
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,796
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,478
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,825
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,587
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 172
  • 2 rooms: 246
  • 3 rooms: 630
  • 4 rooms: 1,879
  • 5 rooms: 2,981
  • 6 rooms: 2,994
  • 7 rooms: 1,947
  • 8 rooms: 1,030
  • 9+ rooms: 791
  • 1 room: 357
  • 2 rooms: 753
  • 3 rooms: 1,082
  • 4 rooms: 1,754
  • 5 rooms: 1,570
  • 6 rooms: 607
  • 7 rooms: 335
  • 8 rooms: 140
  • 9+ rooms: 28
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 178
  • 1 bedroom: 766
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,483
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,753
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,240
  • 5+ bedrooms: 250
  • no bedroom: 415
  • 1 bedroom: 1,641
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,911
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,415
  • 4 bedrooms: 194
  • 5+ bedrooms: 50
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 427
  • 1 vehicle: 4,199
  • 2 vehicles: 5,720
  • 3 vehicles: 1,824
  • 4 vehicles: 399
  • 5+ vehicles: 101
  • no vehicle: 963
  • 1 vehicle: 3,407
  • 2 vehicles: 1,798
  • 3 vehicles: 352
  • 4 vehicles: 98
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

48% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Oregon.

Lincoln County:

47.6%
State average:

48.0%

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

  • This state: 19846
  • Northeast: 2115
  • Midwest: 5649
  • South: 2257
  • West: 12436

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $133,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (58.9%)
  • Utility gas (21.6%)
  • Wood (13.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Electricity (76.2%)
  • Utility gas (14.0%)
  • Wood (6.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 253
Here:

5.6%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 112
Here:

4.5%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 66
Here:

7.3%
Oregon:

16.1%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Lincoln County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $391,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $10,250,000
    Regular Highways: $6,695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,895,000
    Police Protection: $3,546,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,599,000
    Financial Administration: $2,244,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,361,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,331,000
    General - Other: $1,239,000
    General Public Buildings: $982,000
    Transit Utilities: $942,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $587,000
    Parks and Recreation: $320,000
    Solid Waste Management: $194,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,452,000
    General - Other: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,284,000

Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,438,000
    Solid Waste Management: $218,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,348,000
    All Other: $510,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $246,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,047,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $719,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $122,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $7,409,000
    Highways: $3,052,000
    All Other: $1,588,000
    Education: $1,452,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,251,000
    Transit Utilities: $306,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,824,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,189,000
    Other License: $1,178,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $158,000
    Amusements License: $17,000
    Public Utility License: $12,000

Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,075,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,430,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $645,000

Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,977,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $200,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 990
  • Number of aged recipients: 101
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 889
  • Number of recipients under 18: 99
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 727
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 164
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 410
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 416
Lincoln County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lincoln County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lincoln County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John30175.8 years
William27674.3 years
Robert26572.0 years
James20973.3 years
Mary20377.6 years
Charles17475.9 years
George16374.8 years
Dorothy13776.8 years
Margaret13279.7 years
Helen12481.9 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11677.4 years
Johnson11476.4 years
Miller7175.6 years
Brown6571.9 years
Nelson6178.5 years
Anderson6176.8 years
Jones5874.1 years
Wilson5473.4 years
Williams5071.7 years
Davis5076.2 years
Businesses in Lincoln County, OR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Justice1
Ace Hardware4Kroger2
Aeropostale1La Quinta1
American Eagle Outfitters1La-Z-Boy2
Ann Taylor1Lane Bryant1
Bath & Body Works1Lane Furniture2
Best Western3Levi Strauss & Co.1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Burger King2Maurices1
Chevrolet1Mazda1
Cold Stone Creamery1McDonald's2
Coldwater Creek1Motel 61
Comfort Inn2Nike3
Dairy Queen2Nissan1
Decora Cabinetry1Old Navy1
DressBarn2Payless1
Dressbarn2Quiznos1
Econo Lodge1RadioShack3
Eddie Bauer1Rite Aid2
Famous Footwear1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx7Sears2
Ford1Staples1
GNC2Starbucks5
Gap1Toyota1
Goodwill1U-Haul4
Gymboree1UPS9
H&R Block3Vans1
Holiday Inn1Vons2
Honda1Walmart1
Jones New York1