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The 2000 Census showed that Lincoln County had a population of 14,573 people. This represented 2.95% of the total population of Wyoming, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 23 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lincoln had a population of 16,995 people. This is an increase of 16.62% 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
201018,106+24.24%+6.54% since 2009
200916,995+16.62%+1.88% since 2008
200816,681+14.47%+3.11% since 2007
200716,178+11.01%+2.87% since 2006
200615,727+7.92%+2.49% since 2005
200515,345+5.3%+1.69% since 2004
200415,090+3.55%+2.05% since 2003
200314,787+1.47%+0.98% since 2002
200214,644+0.49%+0.38% since 2001
200114,588+0.1%+0.1% since 2000
200014,573The Last Census

Lincoln County had 6,831 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lincoln County has a total area<3> of 4,089 square miles [10,590 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (19.92 square miles [51.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lincoln County had a population density of 3.58 people per square mile [1.38 people/km²], making it the state's 13th most densely populated county (out of 23 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 Wyoming.

Click here for the Lincoln County QuickFact (QF-56023).

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
Bear Lake (ID)QF-16007   W5,7746,411-9.94%
Bonneville (ID)QF-16019   NW101,32982,52222.79%
Caribou (ID)QF-16029   NW6,9147,304-5.34%
Rich (UT)QF-49033   SW2,1601,96110.15%
SubletteQF-56035   NE8,7925,92048.51%
SweetwaterQF-56037   SE41,22637,6139.61%
TetonQF-56039   N20,71018,25113.47%
UintaQF-56041   S20,92719,7426%

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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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