Lincoln County, Maine

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of 2000, the population was 33,616. Its county seat is Wiscasset[1]. It was founded in 1760 and named after the English city Lincoln.[2]. At its founding, it accounted for three-fifths of the State's land, and stretched east to Nova Scotia. Thirteen counties were cut out of this land including Sagadahoc County to the west.[3] The county flag is a traditional New England flag, adopted in 1977. [4]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 700 square miles (1,812 km²), of which 456 square miles (1,181 km²) is land and 244 square miles (631 km²) (34.84%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 33,616 people, 14,158 households, and 9,542 families residing in the county. The population density was 74 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 20,849 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.46% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.3% were of English, 15.4% United States or American, 11.2% Irish, 9.0% German and 7.3% French ancestry according to Census 2000. Most of those claiming to be of "American" ancestry are actually of English descent, but have family that has been in the country for so long, in many cases since the early seventeenth century that they choose to identify simply as "American".[6][7][8][9][10] 97.7% spoke English and 1.0% French as their first language.

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