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Time Zone: Lincoln County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hamlin is the Seat for Lincoln County.

Lincoln County was founded in 1867. Lincoln was created by taking area from Boone, , and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 22,108 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lincoln represented 1.22% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 55 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
201021,720-1.76%-1.93% since 2009
200922,147+0.18% 
200822,159+0.23%-0.13% since 2007
200722,188+0.36% 
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200022,108The Last Census

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

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Websites for Lincoln County

Official Website:   www.co.lincoln.wv.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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