Lincoln County, Nebraska

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 34,632. Its county seat is North Platte[1]. Despite the county's name, the state capital city of Lincoln is not located in or near Lincoln County.

Lincoln County is part of the North Platte, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Lincoln County is represented by the prefix 15 (it had the fifteenth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,575 square miles (6,669 km²), of which, 2,564 square miles (6,641 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (29 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.

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1870 - 17
1880 - 3,632
1890 - 10,441
1900 - 11,416
1910 - 15,684
1920 - 23,420
1930 - 25,627
1940 - 25,425
1950 - 27,380
1960 - 28,491
1970 - 29,538
1980 - 36,455
1990 - 32,508
2000 - 34,632

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 34,632 people, 14,076 households, and 9,444 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There are 15,438 housing units in Lincoln. (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.70% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.65% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 5.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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