Lincoln County is in south central New Mexico. This is the country of Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid and the famous Lincoln County War. This is also where Smokey Bear came from.
Named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln County was formed in 1869. At that time, it was the largest county in the United States. Today, Lincoln County contains 4,831 square miles of land and almost no surface water.
The county seat is Carrizozo.
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 66%
Government Sector: 17%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 16%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 4 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Lincoln County: 85.5
Median Resident Age: 43.8 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $42,720
Estimated Median Home Value: $161,750
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