Lincoln County, Mississippi
|US state :||Mississippi|
|Administrative headquarters :||Brookhaven|
|Address of the
P.O. Box 555
Brookhaven, MS 39602-0555
|Foundation :||April 7, 1870|
|Made up from:||
|Area code :||001 601|
|Residents :||34,869 (2010)|
|Population density :||23 inhabitants / km 2|
|Total area :||1523 km²|
|Water surface :||6 km²|
|Website : www.co.lincoln.ms.us|
The Lincoln County is a county in the US state of Mississippi . The administrative seat ( county seat ) is Brookhaven , which was named after the city of the same name in New York . The county is part of the dry counties , which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.
The county is located in central southwest Mississippi, about 45 km south of Louisiana and has an area of 1,523 square kilometers, of which six square kilometers are water. It borders on the following counties:
|Jefferson County||Copiah County|
|Franklin County||Lawrence County|
|Amite County||Pike County||Walthall County|
Lincoln County was formed on April 7, 1870 from parts of Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Lawrence and Pike Counties. It was named after Abraham Lincoln , the 16th President of the United States.
15 buildings and sites in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (as of February 2, 2018).
|growth of population|
|Before 1900 1900–1990
2000 + 2010
As of the 2000 census , Lincoln County had 33,166 people in 12,538 households and 9,190 families. The population density was 22 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was composed of 69.38 percent white, 29.67 percent African American, 0.17 percent Native American, 0.24 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific island area and 0.16 percent from other ethnic groups Groups; 0.37 percent were descended from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any of the above mentioned groups were 0.69 percent of the population.
Of the 12,538 households, 34.9 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.9 percent were married couples living together, 14.7 percent were single mothers, and 26.7 percent were non-families. 24.4 percent of all households were single households and 11.5 percent had people aged 65 years or over. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.
26.7 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 9.5 percent between 18 and 24, 27.6 percent between 25 and 44, 22.3 percent between 45 and 64 years old, and 13.9 percent were 65 years or older . The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were statistically 92.2 males and for every 100 females age 18 or over there were 88.6 males.
The average income of a household amounted to 27,279 USD , for a family is 33,552 USD. Males had a median income of $ 29,060 versus $ 18,877 for females. The per capita income was $ 13,961. About 16.0 percent of families and 19.2 percent of the population lived below the poverty line .
cities and communes
- GNIS-ID: 695766. Retrieved on February 22, 2011 (English).
- Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed February 2, 2018.
- US Census Bureau _ Census of Population and Housing.Retrieved February 19, 2011
- Extract from Census.gov . Retrieved February 19, 2011
- Extract from census.gov (2000 + 2010) ( Memento of the original from July 13, 2011 on WebCite ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved April 4, 2012
- Lincoln County, Mississippi Datasheet showing the 2000 census results at factfinder.census.gov