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The 2000 Census showed that Lincoln County had a population of 10,184 people. This represented 0.17% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lincoln had a population of 10,248 people. This is an increase of 0.63% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201010,570+3.79%+3.14% since 2009
200910,248+0.63%-0.72% since 2008
200810,322+1.36%+0.55% since 2007
200710,266+0.81%+0.61% since 2006
200610,204+0.2%+0.27% since 2005
200410,310+1.24%+1.9% since 2003
200310,118-0.65%+0.7% since 2002
200210,048-1.34%-0.67% since 2001
200110,116-0.67%-0.67% since 2000
200010,184The Last Census

Lincoln County had 5,298 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lincoln County has a total area<3> of 2,339 square miles [6,059 km²]. Of this total, 2,311 square miles [5,986 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.22%) being water (28.51 square miles [73.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lincoln County had a population density of 4.41 people per square mile [1.7 people/km²], making it the state's 36th most densely populated county (out of 39 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 Washington.

Click here for the Lincoln County QuickFact (QF-53043).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AdamsQF-53001   S17,73216,4287.94%
FerryQF-53019   N7,5207,2603.58%
GrantQF-53025   SW88,09874,69817.94%
OkanoganQF-53047   NW40,55239,5642.5%
SpokaneQF-53063   E468,684417,93912.14%
StevensQF-53065   NE42,33440,0665.66%
WhitmanQF-53075   SE42,68940,7404.78%

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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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