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Lincoln County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 28,150 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 29,641 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,852
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,466
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,172
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,776 (it was 2,549 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 883 sq. mi.

Water area: 23.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lincoln County: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.8%), Educational, health and social services (13.7%), Construction (12.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Lincoln County, WI (2017)
    • 26,73390.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5041.7%Two or more races
    • 4221.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1510.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1080.4%Asian alone
    • 770.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 40.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

47.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 14,132  (50.2%)
Females: 14,018  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Lincoln County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,634 ($39,120 in 1999)
This county:

$56,634
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $503 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $620)
This county:

$503
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,183 (it was $86,600 in 2000)
Lincoln:

$143,183
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,335 - $220,305
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,094
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $438

Institutionalized population: 527

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 81
  • Thefts: 68
  • Auto thefts: 12

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 88
  • Thefts: 82
  • Auto thefts: 12
Lincoln County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 182 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1998: 236 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1999: 208 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2000: 211 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2001: 203 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2002: 211 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2003: 217 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2004: 223 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2005: 214 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2006: 178 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2007: 131 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2008: 91 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2009: 67 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2010: 70 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2011: 57 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2012: 68 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2013: 77 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2014: 77 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2015: 85 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2016: 90 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2017: 90 buildings, average cost: $132,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Lincoln, WI residents
Average permit cost in Lincoln, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,328 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,259 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Lincoln, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lincoln, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lincoln, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.5%
Lincoln County:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 23.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.5% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for other race residents, 3.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 47.3 years old
(Males: 46.5 years old, Females: 47.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.0 years old, Black residents: 21.9 years old, American Indian residents: 39.7 years old, Asian residents: 40.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.0 years old, Other race residents: 31.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $732 a month.

Cities in this county include: Merrill, Tomahawk, Bradley, Pine River, Schley, King, Corning, Birch, Rock Falls, Skanawan.

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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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Waldo County, Maine , Dakota County, Minnesota , Dewey County, South Dakota , Linn County, Oregon , Harding County, South Dakota , Presque Isle County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Lincoln, WI
County total employment by year in Lincoln, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Lincoln, WI

Current college students: 855
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 264 (54.6% naturalized citizens)

Lincoln County:

0.9%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 512010 or later
  • 572000 to 2009
  • 271990 to 1999
  • 751980 to 1989
  • 471970 to 1979
  • 190Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,661
  • One, attached: 130
  • Two: 753
  • 3 or 4: 279
  • 5 to 9: 397
  • 10 to 19: 412
  • 20 to 49: 108
  • 50 or more: 287
  • Mobile homes: 1,105

Housing units in Lincoln County with a mortgage: 5,663 (160 second mortgage, 511 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,124

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lincoln County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,29727
Catholic6,2014
Mainline Protestant4,55014
Other62
None9,689-
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: 6
Lincoln County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Lincoln County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

28.9%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Lincoln County:

Average size of farms: 166 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,091
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $241.78
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,379
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.02%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,590
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.90%
Corn for grain: 3792 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 116 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1651 harvested acres
Vegetables: 36 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 56 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lincoln County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 309.0 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 271.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 321.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 250.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 427.1 miles away from Lincoln County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 499.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2002 to September 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1432: September 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 1432, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Winds, Hail & Rain, Incident Period: August 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3048: October 03, 1977, FEMA Id: 3048, Natural disaster type: Wind
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-376: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin FLOODING, Incident Period: May 01, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-260: May 01, 1969, FEMA Id: 260, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lincoln

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,115 (84.4%)
  • Carpooled: 843 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 126 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 322 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 557 (4.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (17%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • India (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Switzerland (7%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lincoln County


  • German (53%)
  • American (8%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 326 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 300 people in nursing homes
  • 128 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

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

  • 292 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 162 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 73 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,562.

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,768 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.00% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($40,567 average AGI)
1.04% relocated from other states ($9,201 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

1.04%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marathon County, WI  1.37% ($48,704 average AGI)
from Oneida County, WI  0.67% ($42,076)
from Dane County, WI  0.18% ($72,476)


5.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.24% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($31,011 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($9,538 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

1.29%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marathon County, WI  1.46% ($39,672 average AGI)
to Oneida County, WI  0.78% ($39,032)
to Langlade County, WI  0.27% ($32,875)
to Portage County, WI  0.18% ($30,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lincoln County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lincoln County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,947 (5,205 aged, 742 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 292 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (465)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (317)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (287)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (282)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (199)
  • Unspecified dementia (180)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (175)
  • Congestive heart failure (159)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (103)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (85)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,471
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 46
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,115

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 986
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,022
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 182.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,150
  • In family households: 22,154 (4,495 male householders, 3,794 female householders)
    6,597 spouses, 6,072 children (5,554 natural, 112 adopted, 400 stepchildren), 279 grandchildren, 113 brothers or sisters, 120 parents, 149 other relatives, 515 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,317 (2,381 male householders (1,677 living alone)), 1,996 female householders (1,772 living alone)), 932 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 672

Size of family households: 4,774 2-persons, 1,547 3-persons, 1,259 4-persons, 502 5-persons, 129 6-persons, 104 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,448 1-person, 869 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 17 4-persons.

3,455 married couples with children.
1,376 single-parent households (459 men, 917 women).

98.1% of residents of Lincoln speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $159,529,000 ($5,276 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,405,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $84,242,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,655,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $765,000
Federal grants: $30,656,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,417,000 ($2,298,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,795,000 ($3,442,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $862,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,309,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,862,000

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

Births: 1,569
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,622
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +95
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +681
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lincoln County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.05 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • 2262014 or later
  • 4712010 to 2013
  • 2,1342000 to 2009
  • 2,2001990 to 1999
  • 1,8321980 to 1989
  • 2,5041970 to 1979
  • 1,5081960 to 1969
  • 1,6881950 to 1959
  • 1,2131940 to 1949
  • 3,3971939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • 161 room
  • 532 rooms
  • 2943 rooms
  • 9604 rooms
  • 1,8955 rooms
  • 2,1826 rooms
  • 1,5977 rooms
  • 1,1268 rooms
  • 1,6249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • 921 room
  • 1862 rooms
  • 5183 rooms
  • 8404 rooms
  • 5145 rooms
  • 3626 rooms
  • 1527 rooms
  • 1328 rooms
  • 839+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • 15no bedroom
  • 3591 bedroom
  • 2,2862 bedrooms
  • 4,9443 bedrooms
  • 1,6864 bedrooms
  • 4605+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  • 108no bedroom
  • 5901 bedroom
  • 1,3002 bedrooms
  • 6963 bedrooms
  • 1074 bedrooms
  • 715+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 228no vehicle
  • 1,9391 vehicle
  • 4,1922 vehicles
  • 2,3643 vehicles
  • 7344 vehicles
  • 3485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lincoln County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 439no vehicle
  • 1,4571 vehicle
  • 6352 vehicles
  • 2713 vehicles
  • 704 vehicles
  • 205+ vehicles

86.6% of Lincoln County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Wisconsin.

Lincoln County:

86.6%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 22,573
  • Other state: 5,202
  • Northeast: 331
  • Midwest: 3,344
  • South: 813
  • West: 714
Year householders moved into unit in Lincoln County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lincoln County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.7%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.5%Wood
  • 4.4%Electricity
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.9%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Electricity
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 3.0%Other fuel
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 494
Here:

20.5%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

3.7%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 177
Here:

21.9%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lincoln County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $16,616,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,621,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $322,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,575,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $12,092,000
    Regular Highways: $9,152,000
    Health - Other: $5,507,000
    Police Protection: $3,871,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,144,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,057,000
    General - Other: $1,536,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,416,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,171,000
    Financial Administration: $1,144,000
    General Public Buildings: $847,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $679,000
    Hospitals: $556,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $222,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $156,000
    Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $669,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $616,000
    Other - Police Protection: $64,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $62,000
    Other - Sewerage: $55,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $44,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $20,000
    Other - General - Other: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,087,000
    Other: $908,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,325,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,346,000
    Interest Earnings: $262,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    Rents: $159,000
    Sale of Property: $62,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $121,000
    Police Protection: $114,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,175,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,030,000
    Public Welfare: $2,145,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,829,000
    Other: $875,000
    Education: $8,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,031,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,495,000
    Other License: $117,000
    Other: $92,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,375,000

Lincoln County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $16,616,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,621,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $322,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,575,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $12,092,000
    Regular Highways: $9,152,000
    Health - Other: $5,507,000
    Police Protection: $3,871,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,144,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,057,000
    General - Other: $1,536,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,416,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,171,000
    Financial Administration: $1,144,000
    General Public Buildings: $847,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $679,000
    Hospitals: $556,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $222,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $156,000
    Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $669,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $616,000
    Other - Police Protection: $64,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $62,000
    Other - Sewerage: $55,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $44,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $20,000
    Other - General - Other: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,087,000
    Other: $908,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,325,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,346,000
    Interest Earnings: $262,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    Rents: $159,000
    Sale of Property: $62,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $121,000
    Police Protection: $114,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,175,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,030,000
    Public Welfare: $2,145,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,829,000
    Other: $875,000
    Education: $8,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,031,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,495,000
    Other License: $117,000
    Other: $92,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,375,000

Lincoln County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $16,616,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,621,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $322,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,575,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $12,092,000
    Regular Highways: $9,152,000
    Health - Other: $5,507,000
    Police Protection: $3,871,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,144,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,057,000
    General - Other: $1,536,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,416,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,171,000
    Financial Administration: $1,144,000
    General Public Buildings: $847,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $679,000
    Hospitals: $556,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $222,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $156,000
    Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $669,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $616,000
    Other - Police Protection: $64,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $62,000
    Other - Sewerage: $55,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $44,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $20,000
    Other - General - Other: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,087,000
    Other: $908,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,325,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,346,000
    Interest Earnings: $262,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    Rents: $159,000
    Sale of Property: $62,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $121,000
    Police Protection: $114,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,175,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,030,000
    Public Welfare: $2,145,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,829,000
    Other: $875,000
    Education: $8,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,031,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,495,000
    Other License: $117,000
    Other: $92,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,375,000

Lincoln County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $16,616,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,621,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $322,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,575,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $12,092,000
    Regular Highways: $9,152,000
    Health - Other: $5,507,000
    Police Protection: $3,871,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,144,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,057,000
    General - Other: $1,536,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,416,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,171,000
    Financial Administration: $1,144,000
    General Public Buildings: $847,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $679,000
    Hospitals: $556,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $222,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $156,000
    Other: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $669,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $616,000
    Other - Police Protection: $64,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $62,000
    Other - Sewerage: $55,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $44,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $20,000
    Other - General - Other: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,087,000
    Other: $908,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,325,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,346,000
    Interest Earnings: $262,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    Rents: $159,000
    Sale of Property: $62,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $121,000
    Police Protection: $114,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,194,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,175,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,030,000
    Public Welfare: $2,145,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,829,000
    Other: $875,000
    Education: $8,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,031,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,495,000
    Other License: $117,000
    Other: $92,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,375,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 396
  • Number of aged recipients: 39
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 357
  • Number of recipients under 18: 58
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 276
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 62
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 174
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 165
Most common first names in Lincoln County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John38278.8 years
William34178.2 years
George24478.4 years
Robert23673.2 years
Edward19776.8 years
Walter18778.9 years
Arthur17380.5 years
Frank16279.4 years
Mary16081.4 years
Harold15875.5 years
Most common last names in Lincoln County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13179.0 years
Krueger9379.5 years
Smith9278.4 years
Anderson7676.4 years
Kleinschmidt7075.5 years
Schmidt6281.4 years
Peterson6076.9 years
Olson6078.7 years
Nelson6081.7 years
Miller5080.0 years
Businesses in Lincoln County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1