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Lincoln County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the U.S.
Seat Wiscasset
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

700 sq mi (1,813 km²)
456 sq mi (1,181 km²)
244 sq mi (632 km²), 34.84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,616
74/sq mi (28/km²)
Founded 1760
Website co.lincoln.me.us

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of 2000, the population was 33,616. Its county seat is Wiscasset[1]. It was founded in 1760 and named after the English city Lincoln.[2]

Contents

Geography

Boothbay Harbor

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 700 square miles (1,812 km²), of which, 456 square miles (1,181 km²) of it is land and 244 square miles (631 km²) of it (34.84%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 33,616 people, 14,158 households, and 9,542 families residing in the county. The population density was 74 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 20,849 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.46% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.3% were of English, 15.4% United States or American, 11.2% Irish, 9.0% German and 7.3% French ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.7% spoke English and 1.0% French as their first language.

There were 14,158 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 28.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,686, and the median income for a family was $45,427. Males had a median income of $31,209 versus $23,161 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,760. About 6.60% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

The Damariscotta River near the Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site.

The town also includes the unincorporated area of Hibberts Gore.

Presidential elections

Lincoln County had tended to be strongly Republican until 1992. In 1948 80% of the vote went to Thomas E. Dewey.[4]. In the 2000 election the county was won by George W. Bush, but has generally gone Democratic from 1992 to present.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "north by east". Down East: The Magazine of Maine: 19. June 2008.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas - 1948 statistics
  5. ^ The New York Times Electoral Map (Zoom in on Maine)

External links

Coordinates: 44°00′N 69°32′W / 44.00°N 69.53°W / 44.00; -69.53


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Lincoln County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the USA highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1760
Seat Wiscasset
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 34.84%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33616
Website: co.lincoln.me.us

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of 2000, the population was 33,616. Its county seat is Wiscasset6. It is among the fastest growing of Maine's 16 counties.

Contents

Geography

Boothbay Harbor
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,812 km² (700 sq mi). 1,181 km² (456 sq mi) of it is land and 631 km² (244 sq mi) of it (34.84%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 33,616 people, 14,158 households, and 9,542 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (74/sq mi). There were 20,849 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.46% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.3% were of English, 15.4% United States or American, 11.2% Irish, 9.0% German and 7.3% French ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.7% spoke English and 1.0% French as their first language.

There were 14,158 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 28.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,686, and the median income for a family was $45,427. Males had a median income of $31,209 versus $23,161 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,760. About 6.60% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 44°00′N 69°32′W / 44.00, -69.53

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