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Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Lincoln Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1873
Named for President Abraham Lincoln
Seat Ruston
Largest city Ruston
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

482 sq mi (1,233 km²)
471 sq mi (1,221 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.19%
 - (2000)
 - Density

90/sq mi (35/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lincoln Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its parish seat is Ruston. In 2004, its population was estimated to be 42,382. The parish was established in 1873 from land that had belonged to Bienville Parish, Claiborne Parish, Jackson Parish and Union Parish. It is named for former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Parish and neighboring Jackson Parish are part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The parish has a total area of 1,223 km² (472 sq mi). 1,221 km² (471 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.19%) is water.

Major Highways[edit | edit source]

Adjacent parishes[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,509 people, 15,235 households, and 9,689 families residing in the parish. The population density was 35/km² (90/sq mi). There were 17,000 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the parish was 57.42% White, 39.84% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,235 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.50% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.40% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the parish the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 25.70% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 17.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the parish was $26,977, and the median income for a family was $38,972. Males had a median income of $32,376 versus $20,877 for females. The per capita income for the parish was $14,313. About 18.20% of families and 26.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.10% of those under age 18 and 18.10% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Map of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana With Municipal Labels

Lincoln Parish Park

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 32°36′N 92°40′W / 32.60, -92.66

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