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Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 44,828,[3] making it the third-most populated county in the state. Its county seat is Canton.[4] The county was named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.[2]

Lincoln County, South Dakota
Lincoln County Courthouse South Dakota 5.jpg
Lincoln County Courthouse in Canton
Map of South Dakota highlighting Lincoln County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 30, 1867
Named forLincoln County, Maine[1]
OR
Abraham Lincoln[2]
SeatCanton
Largest cityHarrisburg
Area
 • Total578 sq mi (1,497 km2)
 • Land577 sq mi (1,494 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 0.08%
Population (est.)
 • (2018)58,807
 • Density98.2/sq mi (37.9/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitelincolncountysd.org

Lincoln County is included in the Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It is one of the top 10 fastest-growing counties in the United States in terms of rate of population increase, rate of housing unit increase, and many other factors. This is due to the southward growth of Sioux Falls, and the expansion of its suburbs.

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GeographyEdit

The Big Sioux River flows south-southeastward along the east line of Lincoln County. Lincoln County is on the eastern line of South Dakota. Its east boundary line abuts the west boundary line of the state of Iowa (across the river).

The county terrain consists of low rolling hills. The county area is largely devoted to agriculture.[5] The terrain slopes to the southeast, and drops off to the river valley along its east edge.[6] The county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 577 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.08%) is water.[7]

LakesEdit

Protected areas[5]Edit

  • Atkins Waterfowl Production Area
  • Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
  • Good Earth State Park
  • Lake Alvin State Recreation Area
  • Newton Hills State Park

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1870712
18805,896728.1%
18909,14855.2%
190012,16132.9%
191012,7124.5%
192013,8939.3%
193013,9180.2%
194013,171−5.4%
195012,767−3.1%
196012,371−3.1%
197011,761−4.9%
198013,94218.5%
199015,42710.7%
200024,13156.4%
201044,82885.8%
Est. 201858,807[8]31.2%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2018[3]

2000 censusEdit

As of the 2000 United States Census,[13] there were 24,131 people, 8,782 households, and 6,665 families in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 9,131 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.55% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,782 households out of which 41.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 19.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.14.

The county population contained 29.70% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,338, and the median income for a family was $55,401. Males had a median income of $34,486 versus $24,133 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,304. About 3.20% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.70% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 44,828 people, 16,649 households, and 12,287 families in the county.[14] The population density was 77.7 inhabitants per square mile (30.0/km2). There were 17,875 housing units at an average density of 31.0 per square mile (12.0/km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 96.1% white, 1.0% Asian, 0.7% black or African American, 0.5% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 47.1% were German, 20.9% were Norwegian, 11.7% were Irish, 7.2% were Dutch, 5.2% were English, and 3.9% were American.[16]

Of the 16,649 households, 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.2% were non-families, and 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.11. The median age was 32.8 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $67,365 and the median income for a family was $75,231. Males had a median income of $43,537 versus $34,715 for females. The per capita income for the county was $33,261. About 2.7% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.[17]

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownsEdit

Census-designated placeEdit

Unincorporated communities[5]Edit

  • Naomi (partial)
  • Norway Center

TownshipsEdit

  • Brooklyn
  • Canton
  • Dayton
  • Delapre
  • Delaware
  • Eden
  • Grant
  • Fairview
  • Highland
  • La Valley
  • Lincoln
  • Lynn
  • Norway
  • Perry
  • Pleasant
  • Springdale[18]

PoliticsEdit

Lincoln County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. In no national election since 1964 has the county selected a Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 61.4% 15,499 32.0% 8,076 6.6% 1,656
2012 62.0% 13,611 36.4% 7,982 1.6% 359
2008 56.8% 11,803 41.6% 8,642 1.6% 322
2004 65.4% 11,161 33.4% 5,703 1.2% 202
2000 62.0% 6,546 36.4% 3,844 1.6% 166
1996 48.9% 4,201 42.4% 3,643 8.7% 743
1992 42.5% 3,365 37.2% 2,943 20.4% 1,615
1988 52.4% 3,537 47.2% 3,190 0.4% 30
1984 60.1% 3,988 39.6% 2,626 0.3% 22
1980 57.5% 3,848 33.8% 2,261 8.8% 589
1976 51.0% 3,105 48.6% 2,957 0.4% 22
1972 54.9% 3,201 44.9% 2,617 0.2% 10
1968 59.9% 3,259 36.0% 1,961 4.1% 222
1964 49.1% 2,740 50.9% 2,836
1960 64.2% 3,553 35.8% 1,985
1956 62.2% 3,529 37.8% 2,141
1952 78.4% 4,387 21.7% 1,212
1948 59.5% 2,771 39.2% 1,826 1.3% 59
1944 67.0% 3,298 33.0% 1,625
1940 66.6% 4,081 33.4% 2,048
1936 48.4% 2,918 42.2% 2,541 9.4% 567
1932 38.9% 2,160 59.4% 3,300 1.8% 100
1928 71.4% 3,463 28.1% 1,364 0.5% 23
1924 43.8% 1,825 6.4% 265 49.8% 2,076
1920 73.5% 2,790 11.6% 441 14.8% 563
1916 60.3% 1,591 35.5% 936 4.2% 112
1912 0.0% 0 28.5% 719 71.5% 1,802
1908 69.4% 1,887 25.7% 699 4.9% 133
1904 80.5% 2,471 12.3% 378 7.2% 221
1900 60.0% 1,908 38.5% 1,226 1.5% 48
1896 51.9% 1,516 47.7% 1,393 0.5% 14
1892 55.5% 1,130 10.1% 206 34.4% 699

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RootsWeb.com Home Page". www.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. US Government Printing Office. p. 187.
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Lincoln County SD Google Maps (accessed 5 February 2019)
  6. ^ "Find an Altitude" Google Maps (accessed 5 February 2019)
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  14. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  16. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  17. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  18. ^ "Townships". Lincoln County. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 15, 2018.

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