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Lincoln County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2016: 52,265 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 24,131 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,434
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,608
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,998
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,607 (it was 1,784 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 578 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 90 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.2%), Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lincoln County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years
Males: 25,911  (49.6%)
Females: 26,354  (50.4%)
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Lincoln County,SD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $81,008 ($48,338 in 1999)

This county:

$81,008
South Dakota:

$54,467

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $832 (lower quartile is $673, upper quartile is $998)
This county:

$832
State:

$601


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $217,443 (it was $103,500 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$217,443
South Dakota:

$160,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $167,065 - $312,765

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $288,141
Here:

$288,141
State:

$188,004

Townhouses or other attached units: $232,320
Here:

$232,320
State:

$199,867

In 2-unit structures: $297,215
Here:

$297,215
State:

$156,148

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,882
Here:

$156,882
State:

$125,675

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $173,747
Here:

$173,747
State:

$136,653

Mobile homes: $90,120
Here:

$90,120
State:

$55,898
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,481
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $525

Institutionalized population: 258

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 41
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 44
  • Auto thefts: 11
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Health of residents in Lincoln County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
80.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
63.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
78.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 261 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2008: 188 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2009: 148 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2010: 90 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2011: 95 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2012: 101 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2013: 141 buildings, average cost: $202,400
  • 2014: 124 buildings, average cost: $213,900

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 2016: $2,983 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,002 (1.3%)

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 2016: 3.5%
Lincoln County:

3.5%
South Dakota:

13.3%
(2.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.0% for American Indian residents, 93.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.6% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.2 years old
(Males: 33.8 years old, Females: 34.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34.8 years old, Black residents: 37.1 years old, American Indian residents: 23.2 years old, Asian residents: 36.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.4 years old, Other race residents: 29.9 years old)

Area name: Sioux Falls, SD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $486 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.

Cities in this county include: Canton, Lennox, Tea, Harrisburg, Worthing, Shindler, Hudson, Fairview.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blood Run (A), Ninemile Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Windham County, Vermont , Hanson County , Howard County, Iowa , Minnehaha County , Kossuth County, Iowa , Rock County, Minnesota , Sioux County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 994
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 43.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,287 (62.5% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

2.5%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 91
  • 2000 to 2009: 459
  • 1990 to 1999: 320
  • 1980 to 1989: 47
  • 1970 to 1979: 40
  • Before 1970: 60
Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 28.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,841
  • One, attached: 1,627
  • Two: 96
  • 3 or 4: 564
  • 5 to 9: 537
  • 10 to 19: 771
  • 20 to 49: 636
  • 50 or more: 1,075
  • Mobile homes: 436

Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 10,333 (400 second mortgage, 746 home equity loan, 72 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,847

Here:

76.9% with mortgage
State:

56.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lincoln County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,45919
Evangelical Protestant5,90126
Catholic1,7064
Other1891
None27,573-
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: 4
Lincoln County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lincoln County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

5.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

25.1%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 368 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $104,599
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $207.77
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.76%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.17%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $95,523
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $105,197
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.38%
Corn for grain: 119751 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 127712 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.8 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 698.4 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2014 to June 20, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4186: July 28, 2014, FEMA Id: 4186, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornado, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2013 to May 31, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4125: June 28, 2013, FEMA Id: 4125, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: April 08, 2013 to April 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4115: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4115, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1938: September 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1938, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 03, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1173: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1156: January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: 1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • South Dakota Flooding, Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to September 10, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-999: July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: 999, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 11, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-717: July 19, 1984, FEMA Id: 717, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3015: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3015, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Vietnam (11%)
  • Guatemala (9%)
  • Ethiopia (8%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Pakistan (4%)

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

  • German (34%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • Dutch (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (3%)

Lincoln County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,758 (84.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,290 (7.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 136 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 227 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,023 (5.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Lincoln County, South Dakota in 2000:

  • 225 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Lincoln County, South Dakota in 2010:

  • 232 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $93,520.

12.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.52%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.75% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($33,584 average AGI)
3.77% relocated from other states ($15,434 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

3.77%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Minnehaha County, SD  6.66% ($48,425 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.28% ($67,800)
from Clay County, SD  0.18% ($32,875)
from Pennington County, SD  0.15% ($39,519)
from Turner County, SD  0.15% ($41,185)
from Sioux County, IA  0.14% ($43,920)
from Yankton County, SD  0.14% ($29,040)


10.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.24%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($273 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

0.06%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

7.08% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($31,415 average AGI)
3.11% relocated to other states ($16,709 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

3.11%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  5.53% ($45,824 average AGI)
to Turner County, SD  0.21% ($42,838)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.18% ($41,581)
to Pennington County, SD  0.17% ($58,172)
to Brookings County, SD  0.12% ($35,810)
to Clay County, SD  0.12% ($16,857)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.11% ($90,842)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.8

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lincoln County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.8%
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: 3,521 (3,177 aged, 344 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,051 (9%)

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, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (295)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (202)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (185)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (150)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (128)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (109)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (76)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (62)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (59)
  • Unspecified dementia (59)

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

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,371
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 57
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,072

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,809
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 692
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,265
  • In family households: 45,161 (7,273 male householders, 5,987 female householders)
    11,355 spouses, 18,544 children (17,151 natural, 577 adopted, 811 stepchildren), 281 grandchildren, 514 brothers or sisters, 366 parents, 241 other relatives, 658 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,595 (2,399 male householders (1,904 living alone)), 2,488 female householders (2,083 living alone)), 1,709 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 472

Size of family households: 5,800 2-persons, 2,526 3-persons, 3,060 4-persons, 1,396 5-persons, 287 6-persons, 246 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,988 1-person, 768 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 33 5-persons.

12,541 married couples with children.
2,386 single-parent households (702 men, 1,684 women).

95.5% of residents of Lincoln speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $69,152,000 ($2,200 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,538,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,889,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,978,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,692,000
Federal grants: $12,624,000
Federal procurement contracts: $630,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,338,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,221,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $46,136,000
Federal Government insurance: $60,337,000

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

Births: 2,416
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 887
Here:

27 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +105
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,641
Here +229 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.99 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.5
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,377
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,417
  • 2000 to 2009: 8,211
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,091
  • 1980 to 1989: 950
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,474
  • 1960 to 1969: 520
  • 1950 to 1959: 423
  • 1940 to 1949: 355
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,942
Note: State values scaled to Lincoln population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 263
  • 4 rooms: 716
  • 5 rooms: 1,588
  • 6 rooms: 2,375
  • 7 rooms: 2,096
  • 8 rooms: 3,064
  • 9+ rooms: 4,174
  • 1 room: 66
  • 2 rooms: 396
  • 3 rooms: 890
  • 4 rooms: 1,098
  • 5 rooms: 804
  • 6 rooms: 345
  • 7 rooms: 224
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9+ rooms: 109
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 134
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,163
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,729
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,505
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,825
  • no bedroom: 78
  • 1 bedroom: 1,096
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,769
  • 3 bedrooms: 882
  • 4 bedrooms: 154
  • 5+ bedrooms: 36
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lincoln County population
  • no vehicle: 160
  • 1 vehicle: 1,809
  • 2 vehicles: 6,858
  • 3 vehicles: 3,792
  • 4 vehicles: 1,035
  • 5+ vehicles: 546
  • no vehicle: 253
  • 1 vehicle: 2,018
  • 2 vehicles: 1,283
  • 3 vehicles: 253
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5+ vehicles: 29

87% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in South Dakota.

Lincoln County:

86.9%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 33,926
  • Other state: 16,754
  • Northeast: 662
  • Midwest: 12,056
  • South: 1,576
  • West: 2,380

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.2%)
  • Electricity (20.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (50.7%)
  • Electricity (43.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,064
Here:

14.9%
South Dakota:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 554
Here:

20.0%
South Dakota:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 293
Here:

15.8%
South Dakota:

15.1%

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: $1,369,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,457,000
    Police Protection: $1,096,000
    General - Other: $932,000
    Financial Administration: $833,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $599,000
    Central Staff Services: $404,000
    Solid Waste Management: $318,000
    General Public Buildings: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $191,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000
    Correctional Institutions: $130,000
    Health - Other: $111,000
    Water Utilities: $110,000
    Local Fire Protection: $41,000
    Air Transportation: $38,000
    Libraries: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $890,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $464,000
    General - Other: $162,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,422,000

Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,354,000
    Regular Highways: $43,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,003,000
    Special Assessments: $86,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $13,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,073,000
    All Other: $655,000
    General Local Government Support: $136,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,743,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $326,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $227,000
    Other License: $116,000

Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,796,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,257,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,140,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,140,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $540,000

Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,914,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,452,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 138
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 116
  • Number of recipients under 18: 30
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 77
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 31
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 49
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 47
Lincoln County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10477.6 years
Anna5986.1 years
George5981.5 years
William5576.9 years
Henry5480.6 years
Mary4884.4 years
Clarence3478.5 years
Robert3471.3 years
Charles3276.9 years
Alice3082.3 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10880.9 years
Nelson5180.1 years
Anderson4778.9 years
Larson3281.4 years
Olson3178.5 years
Miller3078.0 years
Peterson2881.0 years
Smith2378.4 years
Plucker2181.8 years
Smit2182.6 years
Businesses in Lincoln County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Honda1
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1McDonald's1
Caribou Coffee1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Starbucks1
DHL1Subway4
Dairy Queen2The Room Place1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx5UPS8
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hilton2

Lincoln County on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"