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Lincoln County, Washington (WA)


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County population in 2012: 10,437 (all rural); it was 10,184 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,901
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,550
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,181
Renter-occupied apartments: 971 (it was 970 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

36%

Land area: 2311 sq. mi.
Water area: 28.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Median resident age:  47.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years

Males: 5,277  (47.8%)
Females: 5,293  (52.2%)

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Lincoln County,WA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,551 ($35,255 in 1999)
This county:

$43551
Washington:

$56548

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $457 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $594)
This county:

$457
State:

$801


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $134,910 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
Lincoln County:

$134,910
Washington:

$287,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,515 - $223,993

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $203,336
Here:

$203,336
State:

$367,029

Townhouses or other attached units: $237,292
Here:

$237,292
State:

$319,220

In 2-unit structures: $48,634
Here:

$48,634
State:

$407,598

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $663,810
Here:

$663,810
State:

$300,621

Mobile homes: $172,777
Here:

$172,777
State:

$80,529

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $30,441
Here:

$30,441
State:

$62,453
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,381
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $288

Institutionalized population: 81

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, WA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,117 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $892 (0.8%)


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: 12.6%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 46.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for American Indian residents, 40.2% for other race residents, 44.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

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

12.6%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

4.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $559 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $750 a month.

Cities in this county include: Davenport, Odessa, Wilbur, Reardan, Sprague, Harrington, Almira, Creston.

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lincoln County: Allington Bay (A), Robel Orchards (B), Sterling Valley (C), Grand Coulee Grange (D), Crystal City (E), Kline (F), North Star Grange (G), Reich Windmill (H), Eleanor (I), Egypt (J), Chick (K), Detillion Campground (L), Porcupine Bay Campground (M), Lincoln County Fire District 4 (N), Lincoln County Fire District 7 (O), Lincoln County Fire District 5 - Deer Meadows (P), Canniwai Grange Hall (Q), Crab Creek Grange Hall (R), Wheat Ridge Grange Hall (S), Lincoln County Fire District 5 Egypt Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lincoln County include: Swede Church (A), Egypt Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lafollette Cemetery (1), Macabee Cemetery (2), Mountain View Cemetery (3), Odessa Cemetery (4), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (5), Pleasant View Cemetery (6), Rockdale Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Little Sullivan Lake (A), Little Tule Lake (B), Lone Pine Lake (C), Kunz Lake (D), Bandys Lake (E), Meadow Lake (F), Reiha Pond (G), Browns Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Alder Creek (A), Bluestem Creek (B), Buttermilk Creek (C), Coal Creek (D), Cottonwood Creek (E), Goose Creek (F), Hawk Creek (G), Hollies Creek (H), Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Ferry County , Grant County , Okanogan County , Spokane County , Stevens County , Whitman County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 227
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 123 (73% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

1.2%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.3%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 1,025 (58 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,039

Here:

49.7% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.11%
Here44.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,492
Total congregations: 31

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents1,283 (28.6%)1,035 (23.0%)674 (15.0%)510 (11.4%)278 (6.2%)
Congregations6 (19.4%)6 (19.4%)4 (12.9%)4 (12.9%)1 (3.2%)
NameHutterian BrethrenChurch of the NazareneLutheran ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents200 (4.5%)167 (3.7%)127 (2.8%)69 (1.5%)149 (3.3%)
Congregations2 (6.5%)2 (6.5%)1 (3.2%)2 (6.5%)3 (9.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lincoln County - Davenport, Odessa, Wilbur, Reardan, Sprague

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Lincoln County:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Washington:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

6.2%
State:

13.9%


Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 1651 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $125,241
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $166.96
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.92%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $105,501
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.38%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $149,181
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 65.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.86%
All wheat for grain: 392114 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 100 acres

Tornado activity:

Lincoln County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 5.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1972, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1997 at 14:23:12, a magnitude 4.6 (3.9 MB, 4.6 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/15/1991 at 05:31:13, a magnitude 3.6 (3.0 MB, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 7/4/1997 at 10:45:38, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, 3.3 ML, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1997 at 14:36:02, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Lincoln County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,934 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 404 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 325 (8%)
  • Other means: 30 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 413 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,168.

8.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.64%
Washington average:

7.86%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.36% relocated from other counties in Washington ($31,804 average AGI)
2.28% relocated from other states ($9,952 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.28%
Washington average:

3.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spokane County, WA  3.14% ($33,770 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.56% ($80,650)
from Grant County, WA  0.50% ($38,389)
from Okanogan County, WA  0.33% ($68,250)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.28% ($71,400)


8.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Washington average:

7.07%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.63% relocated to other counties in Washington ($23,511 average AGI)
2.22% relocated to other states ($8,207 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

2.22%
Washington average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  3.11% ($30,696 average AGI)
to Grant County, WA  0.94% ($26,206)
to King County, WA  0.53% ($31,737)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lincoln County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,237 (1,989 aged, 248 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1011.460
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1011.460

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57.8

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.63

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,476

Size of family households: 1,746 2-persons, 530 3-persons, 419 4-persons, 196 5-persons, 87 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,199 1-person, 146 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

97.1% of residents of Lincoln County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 63% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $84,645,000 ($8130 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,029,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,306,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,522,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $20,386,000
Federal grants: $8,611,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,320,000 ($98,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,500,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,724,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,953,000
Federal Government insurance: $45,572,000

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

Births: 466
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 544
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +281
Here:

+27 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.24 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

3.9

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 121
  • 4 rooms: 347
  • 5 rooms: 539
  • 6 rooms: 654
  • 7 rooms: 535
  • 8 rooms: 431
  • 9+ rooms: 520
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 108
  • 4 rooms: 190
  • 5 rooms: 156
  • 6 rooms: 136
  • 7 rooms: 151
  • 8 rooms: 91
  • 9+ rooms: 99
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 148
  • 2 bedrooms: 809
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,309
  • 4 bedrooms: 642
  • 5+ bedrooms: 258
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 153
  • 2 bedrooms: 278
  • 3 bedrooms: 292
  • 4 bedrooms: 148
  • 5+ bedrooms: 89
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 113
  • 1 vehicle: 676
  • 2 vehicles: 1,304
  • 3 vehicles: 705
  • 4 vehicles: 266
  • 5+ vehicles: 117
  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 315
  • 2 vehicles: 369
  • 3 vehicles: 98
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

60% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Washington.

Lincoln County:

59.6%
State average:

50.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $46,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.8%)
  • Utility gas (27.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.7%)
  • Wood (8.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Electricity (47.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.1%)
  • Utility gas (17.2%)
  • Wood (6.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 99
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

8.2%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

14.6%
Washington:

15.7%

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

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, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8478.4 years
Mary7381.6 years
William7178.1 years
Robert6675.1 years
James5471.9 years
George4479.3 years
Charles4477.7 years
Henry4179.5 years
Fred3782.4 years
Anna3687.2 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3679.6 years
Miller3279.9 years
Anderson3077.7 years
Reinbold2784.4 years
Smith2675.3 years
Jones2178.0 years
Nelson2078.2 years
Walter2082.8 years
Brown1979.2 years
Weber1984.5 years

Businesses in Lincoln County, WA


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