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The 2000 Census showed that Lincoln County had a population of 33,616 people. This represented 2.64% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 16 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lincoln had a population of 34,576 people. This is an increase of 2.86% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201034,457+2.5%-0.34% since 2009
200934,576+2.86%-0.41% since 2008
200834,720+3.28%-0.53% since 2007
200734,905+3.83%+0.11% since 2006
200634,867+3.72% 
200534,879+3.76%+0.14% since 2004
200434,830+3.61%+0.88% since 2003
200334,525+2.7%+0.78% since 2002
200234,259+1.91%+0.77% since 2001
200133,997+1.13%+1.13% since 2000
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200033,616The Last Census

Lincoln County had 20,849 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lincoln County has a total area<3> of 699 square miles [1,812 km²]. Of this total, 456 square miles [1,181 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (34.84%) being water (243.8 square miles [631 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lincoln County had a population density of 73.7 people per square mile [28.46 people/km²], making it the state's 7th most densely populated county (out of 16 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Lincoln County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lincoln and the state of Maine.

Click here for the Lincoln County QuickFact (QF-23015).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Lincoln County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
KennebecQF-23011   NW121,090117,1143.39%
KnoxQF-23013   E40,80139,6182.99%
SagadahocQF-23023   W36,39135,2143.34%
WaldoQF-23027   NE38,28736,2805.53%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the south.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lincoln. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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