Lincoln County, CO

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2022 Population
5,583
0.835% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
5.21% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.6%
6.88% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,167
26.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$238,000
45.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lincoln County, CO had a population of 5.58k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $59,167. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln County, CO declined from 5,630 to 5,583, a −0.835% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,894 to $59,167, a 26.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.2%), White (Hispanic) (10.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.56%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.33%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%).

None of the households in Lincoln County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Lincoln County, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln County, CO was $238,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Lincoln County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lincoln County, CO is home to a population of 5.58k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.45% of Lincoln County, CO residents were born outside of the country (137 people).

In 2022, there were 7.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.2k people) in Lincoln County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 580 White (Hispanic) and 366 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Lincoln County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, CO was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.2k ± 64
  2. White (Hispanic)
    580 ± 119
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    366 ± 97
14.8%
Hispanic Population
827 people

In 2022, there were 7.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.2k people) in Lincoln County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 580 White (Hispanic) and 366 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.8% of the people in Lincoln County, CO are hispanic (827 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lincoln County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.45%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
137 people
4.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
237 people

As of 2022, 2.45% of Lincoln County, CO residents (137 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, CO was 4.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    106 ± 46
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    43 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    28 ± 28

Lincoln County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, CO employs 2.17k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, CO are Retail Trade (380 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (299 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (236 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($97,563), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,898).

Occupations

2.17k
2022 Value
± 220
20.3%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, CO grew at a rate of 20.3%, from 1.8k employees to 2.17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, CO, are Management Occupations (362 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (328 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.17k
2022 Value
± 220
20.3%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, CO grew at a rate of 20.3%, from 1.8k employees to 2.17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, CO, are Retail Trade (380 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (299 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (236 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,661
Median earning men ± $4,016
$38,816
Median earning women ± $3,438

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($98,938), Information ($71,250), and Construction ($66,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($110,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,250), and Public Administration ($54,904).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 37
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 35
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 31
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 80.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.981%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, CO was $238,000 in 2022, which is 0.844 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,900 to $238,000, a 45.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, CO is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln County, CO have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$238,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,532
$1,368
Median Property Taxes
±$183

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lincoln County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.2% of the housing units in Lincoln County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9617
  2. Census Tract 9618

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,167
Median Household Income
± $10,020
1.92k
Number of Households
± 202

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.92k households in Lincoln County, CO grew to $59,167 from the previous year's value of $46,894.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.08%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in Lincoln County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (9.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, CO have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.46% of the workforce in Lincoln County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, CO (485 out of 4.18k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, CO is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Lincoln County, CO has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.946% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, CO see 1900 patients per year on average, which represents a 32.3% decrease from the previous year (2805 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 811 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 473 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,900 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, CO

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, CO see an average of 1,900 patients per year. This represents a 32.3% decrease from the previous year (2,805 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.11%
Uninsured
45.6%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.946%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, CO grew by 0.201% from 8.1% to 8.11%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.7% in Lincoln County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Lincoln County, CO.

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