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Encyclopedia > Lincoln County, Georgia
Lincoln County, Georgia
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Map of Georgia highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Georgia
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Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1796
Seat Lincolnton
Largest City Lincolnton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

257 sq mi (666 km²)
211 sq mi (547 km²)
46 sq mi (120 km²), 17.95%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

8,207
40/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 20, 1796. As of 2000, the population is 8,348. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 8,207 [1]. The county seat is Lincolnton, Georgia6. Image File history File links Map_of_Georgia_highlighting_Lincoln_County. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_GA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Georgia (U.S. state) ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lincolnton is a city in Lincoln County, Georgia, United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lincolnton is a city in Lincoln County, Georgia, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 666 km² (257 sq mi). 547 km² (211 sq mi) of it is land and 120 km² (46 sq mi) of it (17.95%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

  • U.S. Highway 378
  • Georgia State Route 43
  • Georgia State Route 47
  • Georgia State Route 79

Image File history File links US_378. ... U.S. Highway 378 is a spur of U.S. Highway 78. ... Image File history File links Georgia_43. ... State Route 43 is a north-south state route located in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Image File history File links Georgia_47. ... State Route 47 is a bizarre, arc-shaped state route located in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Image File history File links Georgia_79. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,348 people, 3,251 households, and 2,379 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (40/sq mi). There were 4,514 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 64.25% White, 34.37% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 3,251 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.01. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $31,952, and the median income for a family was $36,657. Males had a median income of $27,165 versus $21,338 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,351. About 12.40% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 15.90% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Lincoln County High School *and it's only high school* is also home to the winningest coach in high school football, Larry Campbell (2002). It also has had many achievements in the world of debate and also on the literary side of things; and continues to do well in all aspects of life. It also has four dollar stores within city limits. Lincolnton is a city in Lincoln County, Georgia, United States. ...


External Links

Coordinates: 33°47′N 82°27′W / 33.79, -82.45 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
georgia.gov - Lincoln County (74 words)
Lincoln County was created in 1796 and named for General Benjamin Lincoln, who accepted the British surrender at Yorktown bringing to an end the Revolutionary War.
There are numerous historic buildings in Lincoln County.
It was the first county in Georgia to have a county-wide listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Lincoln County (792 words)
The county is named for Benjamin Lincoln, a major general of the Continental Army who played a key role in the defeat of the British at Yorktown during the American Revolution (1775-83).
Lincoln County played a part in a famous incident, during which wagons traveling from Washington to Abbeville, South Carolina, laden with Confederate gold were waylaid.
According to the 2000 U.S. census, the population of Lincoln County is 8,348 (64.3 percent white, 34.4 percent fl, and 1.0 percent Hispanic), an increase of 12.2 percent since 1990.
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