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Lincoln County, Idaho


Lincoln County, Idaho

Lincoln County, Idaho
Seal of Lincoln County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded March 18, 1895
Named for Abraham Lincoln
Seat Shoshone
Largest city Shoshone
 • Total 1,206 sq mi (3,124 km2)
 • Land 1,201 sq mi (3,111 km2)
 • Water 4.5 sq mi (12 km2), 0.4%
 • (2010) 5,208
 • Density 4.3/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,208.[1] The county seat and largest city is Shoshone.[2] The county is named after President Abraham Lincoln.[3] The Idaho Territory was created in 1863, during the Lincoln Administration of 1861–65.

Lincoln County is included in the Hailey, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Lincoln County was created by the Idaho Legislature on March 18, 1895, by a partitioning of Blaine County, which was created earlier that month by a merger of Alturas and Logan Counties. Lincoln County itself was partitioned on January 28, 1913, with a western portion becoming Gooding County and an eastern portion becoming Minidoka County. The county assumed its present borders on February 8, 1919 when a southern portion became Jerome County.

In 2002, 66% of church goers in the county were Mormon.[4]


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
    • National protected area 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Unincorporated community 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,206 square miles (3,120 km2), of which 1,201 square miles (3,110 km2) is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) (0.4%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area


As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 4,044 people, 1,447 households, and 1,050 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,651 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.47% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.42% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. 13.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.8% were of English, 12.4% American, 11.5% German and 8.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,447 households out of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.40% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 106.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,484, and the median income for a family was $36,792. Males had a median income of $26,576 versus $20,032 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,257. 13.10% of the population and 10.80% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.30% of those under the age of 18 and 7.00% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.



Unincorporated community

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187. 
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  

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