Lincoln County, Maine


Lincoln County, Maine

Infobox U.S. County
county = Lincoln County
state = Maine




map size = 160
census

founded = 1760
seat = Wiscasset | area_total_sq_mi =700
area_land_sq_mi =456
area_water_sq_mi =244
area percentage = 34.84%
census yr = 2000
pop = 33616
density_km2= 28| density_sq_mi=74
web = 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 WiscassetGR|6. It was founded in 1760 and named after the English city Lincoln.cite journal |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2008 |month=June |title=north by east|journal=Down East: The Magazine of Maine |volume= |issue= |pages=19 |id= |url= |accessdate= |quote= ]

Geography

), of which, 456 square miles (1,181 km²) of it is land and 244 square miles (631 km²) of it (34.84%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Kennebec County, Maine - north
*Waldo County, Maine - northeast
*Knox County, Maine - east
*Sagadahoc County, Maine - west

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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

*Alna
*Boothbay
*Boothbay Harbor
*Bremen
*Bristol
*Damariscotta
*Dresden
*Edgecomb
*Jefferson
*Monhegan Island
*Newcastle
*Nobleboro
*Somerville
*South Bristol
*Southport
*Waldoboro
*Westport
*Whitefield
*Wiscasset

The town also includes the unincorporated area of Hibberts Gore.

References

External links

* [http://co.lincoln.me.us/ Official Website of Lincoln County]


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