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Time Zone: Lincoln County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of North Platte is the Seat for Lincoln County.

Lincoln County was founded in 1860.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lincoln had a population of 35,670 people. This is an increase of 3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 34,632 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lincoln represented 2.02% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

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
201036,288+4.78%+1.73% since 2009
200935,670+3% 
200835,672+3%+0.63% since 2007
200735,448+2.36% 
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200034,632The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lincoln County Census Page for Lincoln County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lincoln County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lincoln County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
North Platte   24,13723,8781.08% increase  
Sutherland   1,2421,12910.01% increase  
Hershey   70157222.55% increase  
Brady   3723661.64% increase  
Maxwell   3213151.9% increase  

Websites for Lincoln County

Official Website:   www.co.lincoln.ne.us/

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<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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