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Time Zone: Lincoln County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Carrizozo is the Seat for Lincoln County.

Lincoln County was founded in 1869 and was created by taking area from SocorroCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lincoln had a population of 21,016 people. This is an increase of 8.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 19,411 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lincoln represented 1.07% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 33 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
201020,497+5.59%-2.47% since 2009
200921,016+8.27%+0.43% since 2008
200820,925+7.8%+0.45% since 2007
200720,832+7.32% 
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200019,411The 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)
Ruidoso   9,2367,69819.98% increase  
Ruidoso Downs   2,6971,82447.86% increase  
Capitan   1,5231,4435.54% increase  
Carrizozo   1,0491,0361.25% increase  
Corona   18616512.73% increase  

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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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