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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missourimarker. It is part of the St. Louis Metro Area. As of 2007, the population was 51,528. Its county seat is Troymarker . It was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 640 square miles (1,659 km²), of which, 630 square miles (1,633 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (26 km²) of it (1.55%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 38,944 people, 13,851 households, and 10,554 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 15,511 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.13% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.7% were of German, 17.0% Americanmarker, 10.9% Irish and 7.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,851 households out of which 40.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% were non-families. 19.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,592, and the median income for a family was $47,747. Males had a median income of $35,564 versus $23,270 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,149. About 6.20% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

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