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Lincoln, New Hampshire

Lincoln is a town located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,271.

The town is host to the Scottish Highland Games[?], at Loon Mountain[?] (usually the weekend after Labor day[?]). New Hampshire has also registered an official Tartan[?] with the proper authorities in Scotland; this tartan is worn in kilt form by the State Police while they serve their duties in Lincoln during the Games.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 339.1 km² (130.9 mi²). 338.5 km² (130.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.17% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,271 people, 583 households, and 324 families residing in the town. The population density is 3.8/km² (9.7/mi²). There are 2,339 housing units at an average density of 6.9/km² (17.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.40% White, 0.00% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 583 households out of which 22.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% are non-families. 35.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.18 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the town the population is spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $28,523, and the median income for a family is $44,063. Males have a median income of $25,263 versus $22,784 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,999. 8.0% of the population and 3.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.3% are under the age of 18 and 5.5% are 65 or older.

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