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Lincoln County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded April 11, 1889
Named for Former President Abraham Lincoln
Seat Hugo
Largest city Limon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,586 sq mi (6,699 km²)
2,586 sq mi (6,698 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.01%
 - (2000)
 - Density

2/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Lincoln County is the tenth most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 6,087 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Hugo.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,699 km² (2,586 sq mi). 6,698 km² (2,586 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.01%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,087 people, 2,058 households, and 1,389 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 2,406 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 86.30% White, 4.96% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.65% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 8.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,058 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 33.00% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 130.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 140.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,914, and the median income for a family was $39,738. Males had a median income of $25,742 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,510. About 8.10% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 11.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Historic trail[]

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External links[]


  1. ^ {{cite web | url = | title = Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CO-EST2006-alldata) | format = CSV | work = 2006 Population Estimates | publisher = United States Census Bureau

Coordinates: 38°59′N 103°31′W / 38.98, -103.52

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