Lincoln County, South Dakota

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 24,131 and has since ballooned to 39,713 as of the Census Bureau's 2008 estimates making it the third most populated county in the state, albeit remaining mostly rural in nature with its northern edge being of a suburban environment. Its county seat is Canton[2] and is one of the top 10 fastest growing counties in the United States in terms of rate of population increase, rate of housing unit increase, and many other factors.[3] This is due to the growth of the Sioux Falls metropolitan area through the expansion of Sioux Falls to the south and the growth of its suburbs.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 579 square miles (1,499 km²), of which 578 square miles (1,497 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.09%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Brooklyn, Canton, Dayton, Delapre, Delaware, Eden, Grant, Fairview, Highland, La Valley, Lincoln, Lynn, Norway, Perry, Pleasant, Springdale.[4]

Major Highways

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