Lincoln County, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge, Lincoln County, Nevada
Cathedral Gorge, near Panaca in Lincoln County
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Lincoln County is in southeastern Nevada with Utah to the east. Lincoln County was named after President Abraham Lincoln. The county was established after Nevada moved its state line eastward into what was Utah and was originally legislated to be "Stewart County," but the name was changed in a substitute legislative bill. The county seat is Pioche. Lincoln County contains 10,634 square miles of land and 3 square miles of water, making it the 7th largest county in the 48 contiguous states.

Fast Facts about Lincoln County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 89.1%
Hispanic: 5.3%
African-American: 1.8%
Native American: 2.6%
Other: 2.7%
Two or More Races: 1.9%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 52%
Government Sector: 38%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 2%
Population Density: 0.451 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Lincoln County: 80.8
2009 Estimates:
Population: 4,794
Males: 2,488
Females: 2,306
Median Resident Age: 38.8 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $38,260
Estimated Median Home Value: $142,100
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Government, Construction, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture, Entertainment & Recreation, Retail Services, Transportation Services, Utilities, Mining logo
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