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Lincoln County, SD Public Records

Circuit Court
104 N Main St
Clerk of Courts
Canton, SD 57013 ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/lin...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 605-987-5891
F: 605-987-9088
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, adoption or mental health records released
Note that civil cases for amounts up to $12,000 may be held at the Magistrate Court, but all money judgments can be access as described below.

Lincoln County, SD Vital Records

Contact the Lincoln County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lincoln County
Register of Deeds
www.lincolncountysd.org/Page.cfm/...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 605-764-5661
Fax: 605-764-6623

Lincoln County Vital Certificates

Lincoln County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Lincoln County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 578.09 sq mi
Population (2009): 41,218
  • Females: 49.2%
  • White: 96.9%
  • Black/African American: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 95.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 17,071
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 4.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 89.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 25.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.72
Housing Units (2000): 9,131
Homeownership Rate (2000): 79.7%
Migration Flow to Lincoln County, SD from (2007-2008):

Lincoln County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $667,071
  • Construction: $79,949
  • Retail Trade: $55,441
  • Professional and Technical Services: $32,517
  • Healthcare: $93,345
  • Banking: $67,182
  • Retail Trade: $55,441
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $14,504
  • Manufacturing: $70,826
  • Farms: $30,262
  • Government: $46,195
Employed (2000): 13,371
Unemployed (2000): 248
Unemployment Rate (2009): 4.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $40,366
Local Government Employment (2007): 948
Local Government Revenue (2007): $41,869 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $26,818 (thou. dol.)

Lincoln County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 783
  • Per 1,000 population: 20.7
Deaths (2007): 191
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.8

Lincoln County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 42
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 11
  • Robbery: 3
  • Aggravated Assault: 28
Property Crimes (2008): 349
  • Burglary: 70
  • Larceny-Theft: 254
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 25

Lincoln County Genealogy Records