Lincoln County, Oregon

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. In 2000, its population was 44,479. It is named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States. The seat of the county is Newport.

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Economy

Principal industries of the county are travel (primarily tourism), trade, health services and construction.[1][2] Paper manufacturing and fishing are still important although they contribute proportionally less to the county's employment than they used to.[citation needed] Newport and is one of the two major fishing ports of Oregon (along with Astoria) that ranks in the top twenty of fishing ports in the U.S.[citation needed] Its port averaged 105 million pounds (48,000 t) of fish landed in 1997-2000.[citation needed] Newport is home of Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center, as well as the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and their fleet of ocean-going vessels.

Many of the other communities in Lincoln county depend on tourism as their principal source of income.[citation needed] The county's average nonfarm employment was 18,820 in 2007.[citation needed]

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