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

The community of Merrill is the Seat for Lincoln County.

Lincoln County was founded in 1874 and was created by taking area from MarathonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lincoln had a population of 29,404 people. This is a decrease of 0.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,641 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lincoln represented 0.55% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 42nd most populous county (out of 72 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
201028,743-3.03%-2.25% since 2009
200929,404-0.8%-0.4% since 2008
200829,521-0.4%-0.37% since 2007
200729,632  
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200029,641The 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)
Merrill   9,49310,1466.44% decrease  
Tomahawk   3,5963,7704.62% decrease  
Merrill   3,0332,9791.81% increase  
Bradley   2,6552,5733.19% increase  
Pine River   1,9271,8772.66% increase  

Websites for Lincoln County

Official Website:   www.co.lincoln.wi.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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