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The 2000 Census showed that Lincoln County had a population of 22,108 people. This represented 1.22% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lincoln had a population of 22,147 people. This is an increase of 0.18% 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
201021,720-1.76%-1.93% since 2009
200822,159+0.23%-0.13% since 2007
200722,188+0.36%-0.26% since 2006
200622,246+0.62%-0.3% since 2005
200322,314+0.93%+0.55% since 2002
200222,191+0.38%+0.33% since 2001
200022,108The Last Census

Lincoln County had 9,846 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lincoln County has a total area<3> of 438.6 square miles [1,135 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.16 square miles [3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lincoln County had a population density of 50.5 people per square mile [19.51 people/km²], making it the state's 29th most densely populated county (out of 55 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 West Virginia.

Click here for the Lincoln County QuickFact (QF-54043).

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
BooneQF-54005   SE24,70925,535-3.23%
CabellQF-54011   NW95,21496,784-1.62%
KanawhaQF-54039   NE191,663200,073-4.2%
LoganQF-54045   S35,49837,710-5.87%
MingoQF-54059   S26,38728,253-6.6%
PutnamQF-54079   N55,67351,5897.92%
WayneQF-54099   W41,11942,903-4.16%

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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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