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Time Zone: Lincoln County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Kemmerer is the Seat for Lincoln County.

Lincoln County was founded in 1911 and was created by taking area from UintaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lincoln had a population of 16,995 people. This is an increase of 16.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,573 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lincoln represented 2.95% of the total population of Wyoming, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 23 counties).

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
200014,573The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Lincoln County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lincoln County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kemmerer   2,5132,6515.21% decrease  
Afton   1,9061,8184.84% increase  
Alpine   82755050.4% increase  
Diamondville   6797165.17% decrease  
Cokeville   5015060.99% decrease  

Websites for Lincoln County

Official Website:   www.co.lincoln.wy.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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