Lincolnton, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 11,200 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.4%
 
Males: 5,627  (50.2%)
Females: 5,573  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

38.3 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28092.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,022 (it was $31,684 in 2000)
Lincolnton:

$46,022
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,245 (it was $16,667 in 2000)

Lincolnton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $180,804 (it was $87,200 in 2000)
Lincolnton:

$180,804
NC:

$193,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $735.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lincolnton: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.6%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for other race residents, 56.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lincolnton, NC (2019)
    • 7,01563.4%White alone
    • 2,07218.7%Hispanic
    • 1,29711.7%Black alone
    • 6545.9%Two or more races
    • 430.4%American Indian alone
    • 160.1%Asian alone
    • 160.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lincolnton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 89 registered sex offenders living in Lincolnton, North Carolina as of August 19, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lincolnton is 121 to 1.


Crime rates in Lincolnton by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(28.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
3
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.8)
1
(9.4)
5
(46.8)
6
(55.5)
3
(27.8)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(169.8)
9
(83.5)
11
(100.5)
14
(127.1)
8
(75.3)
11
(103.0)
8
(74.9)
8
(74.1)
9
(83.4)
9
(83.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(396.2)
51
(473.1)
34
(310.7)
16
(145.2)
37
(348.4)
23
(215.5)
39
(365.0)
36
(333.2)
28
(259.5)
37
(341.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
162
(1,528)
258
(2,394)
164
(1,499)
81
(735.2)
107
(1,008)
105
(983.6)
71
(664.4)
76
(703.5)
51
(472.7)
48
(443.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
563
(5,311)
592
(5,492)
478
(4,368)
452
(4,103)
442
(4,162)
435
(4,075)
449
(4,202)
387
(3,582)
336
(3,114)
304
(2,809)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(386.8)
31
(287.6)
13
(118.8)
8
(72.6)
13
(122.4)
18
(168.6)
12
(112.3)
14
(129.6)
19
(176.1)
17
(157.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(18.9)
2
(18.6)
4
(36.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
6
(56.2)
1
(9.4)
3
(27.8)
1
(9.3)
4
(37.0)
City-Data.com crime index544.7529.9381.4288.6373.0383.0356.4354.7270.9271.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lincolnton, NC

Crime rate in Lincolnton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 36 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Lincolnton, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (20.1%), German (6.5%), Irish (4.9%), English (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Scandinavian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 8.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,371 people per square mile   (low).

Lincolnton, North Carolina map

1,226 residents are foreign born (10.3% Latin America).

This city:

10.9%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,719 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,272 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (15.5 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (29.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (457.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Boger City, NC (1.6 miles ),
Iron Station, NC (2.3 miles ),
High Shoals, NC (2.4 miles ),
Maiden, NC (2.7 miles ),
Cherryville, NC (3.2 miles ),
Dellview, NC (3.3 miles),
Stanley, NC (3.4 miles ),
Dallas, NC (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 35.47 N, Longitude: 81.24 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,450 (+30.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 592 (11.8%)

Area codes: 704, 980

Distribution of median household income in Lincolnton, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lincolnton, NC in 2019
Lincolnton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Lincolnton, NC
Historical housing units in Lincolnton, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +561 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in Lincolnton, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.8%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.8%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.7%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Lincolnton, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Lincolnton, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lincolnton, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.3. This is about average.

City:

65.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.86. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.86
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lincolnton-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Lincolnton city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 tornado 27.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lincolnton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from Lincolnton center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 249.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from Lincolnton center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 240.8 miles away from Lincolnton center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from Lincolnton center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 188.8 miles away from Lincolnton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lincolnton topographic map

Hospitals in Lincolnton:

  • BROOKWOOD HOME (1254 BROOKHAVEN DR)
  • CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER-LINCOLN (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 433 MCALISTER RD)
  • HOSPICE OF LINCOLN CTY INC (107 N CEDAR STREET)
  • LINOAK GROUP HOME (3175 BANK ROAD)
  • RIVERVIEW HOME (1793 RIVERVIEW ROAD)
  • SUNNY HILL II (279 SUNNY HILL DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Lincolnton:

  • BRIAN CTR HLTH AND RET/LINCOLNTON (515 S GENERALS BLVD)
  • CARDINAL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (931 N ASPEN ST)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-LINCOLN (1410 EAST GASTON ST)
  • LINCOLN COUNTY HOSPITAL-SNF (GAMBLE DRIVE BOX 677)

Dialysis Facilities in Lincolnton:

  • FMC LINCOLNTON DIALYSIS (1090 S GROVE STREET EXT)

Home Health Centers in Lincolnton:

  • HEALTHY AT HOME - CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER LINCOLN (853 S LAUREL STREET)
  • LINCOLN COUNTY HHA (2681 EAST MAIN ST)

Airports and heliports located in Lincolnton:

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Amtrak station near Lincolnton:

  • 15 miles: GASTONIA (350 HANCOCK ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lincolnton:

  • Gaston College (about 12 miles; Dallas, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,385)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 16 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 20 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 24 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 28 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 29 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 29 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)

Public high schools in Lincolnton:

Private high school in Lincolnton:

  • LONG SHOALS WESLEYAN ACADEMY (Students: 83, Location: 3032 WESLEYAN CHURCH RD, Grades: PK-10)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lincolnton:

See full list of schools located in Lincolnton

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lincolnton: Lincolnton Plaza (A), Lincoln Country Club (B), Baptist Church Fellowship Building (C), Lincoln County Health Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Midland Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lincolnton include: Herndon Church (A), Victory Grove Church (B), Bethel Church (C), David Memorial Church (D), Saint Lukes Lutheran Church (E), Church of God (F), Saint Dorothys Catholic Church (G), First Wesleyan Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hollybrook Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lithia Branch (A), Walker Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lincoln County Museum of History (403 East Main Street), Beaver Larry Sign Company (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1421 Daniels Road), Fun Time Go KART Rides (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1421 Daniels Road), Concerts For Christ (Arcades & Amusements; 3059 Brady Hoffman Road), G & S Tours & Charters (Tours & Charters; 1330 Davis Road).

Hotels: Carolina Motel (306 North Generals Boulevard), Days Inn (614 Clark Drive), Comfort Inn of Lincolnton (1550 East Main Street), Comfort Inn (1550 East Main Street), Days Inn Lincolnton (614 Clark Dr), Comfort Inn Lincolnton (1550 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: Candace Newmaker - Children, Drew Droege - Actor, Robert Hoke - Confederate Army general, Stephen Dodson Ramseur - Army officer, Barclay Radebaugh - Basketball player-coach, Jim Cleamons - Basketball player-coach, William H. Forney - Confederate Army general and politician, Devon Lowery - Baseball player, Dick Smith (AL outfielder) - Baseball player, Eric Wilson - College basketball player (Western Carolina Catamounts).

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lincolnton and their reported violations in the past:

ST DOROTHY`S CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
NEW VISION MINISTRIES (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2008)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
GAINSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LEONARD`S FORK BAPT CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-16-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)
MARVIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IGLESIA DE DIOS HISPANA CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MT CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
PLEASANT GROVE UNITED METH CH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-20-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lincolnton that have no violations reported:

  • ZION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHADY REST GRILL & GROCERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Lincolnton in 2010:

  • 319 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 97 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Lincolnton in 2000:

  • 318 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with most branches in Lincolnton (2011 data):

  • Carolina Trust Bank: West Branch, Boger City Branch, at 901 East Main Street. Info updated 2009/11/30: Bank assets: $266.2 mil, Deposits: $224.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Boger City Branch at 2480 East Main Street, branch established on 1967/01/12; Lincolnton Main Office Branch at 425 East Main Street, branch established on 1984/05/08. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lincolnton Main Branch at 213 S. Aspen Street, branch established on 2001/10/24; Boger City Branch at 2604 East Main Street, branch established on 1971/10/25. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Boger City Branch at 2586 East Main Street, branch established on 1985/09/04; Lincolnton Main at 402 East Main Street, branch established on 1983/06/08. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Peoples Bank: West Lincoln Branch at 760 Hwy 27 W, branch established on 2002/09/30; Lincolnton Branch at 1910 E Main Street, branch established on 2001/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,064.6 mil, Deposits: $842.9 mil, headquarters in Newton, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp Of North Carolina, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Lincolnton: First Federal Savings Bank Of Lincol at 320 E Main St, branch established on 1940/01/01; Boger City Branch at 2763 East Highway 27, branch established on 2002/02/08. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $320.6 mil, Deposits: $275.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Lincolnton Branch at 341 East Main Street, branch established on 2005/03/21. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Lincolnton Main Branch at 813 East Main Street, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Shelby: Lincolnton Branch at 2317 East Main Street, branch established on 2008/08/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.1 mil, Deposits: $666.4 mil, headquarters in Shelby, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Lincolnton:

Marital status in Lincolnton, NC
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Lincolnton:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lincolnton
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Religion statistics for Lincolnton, NC (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,51996
Mainline Protestant14,13153
Catholic2,2032
Black Protestant1,0007
Other6532
None35,759-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Lincoln County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Lincoln County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Lincoln County:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

11.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lincolnton:

48.9%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.7%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Lincolnton:

28.7
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lincolnton:

20.8%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lincolnton:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Lincolnton:

54.6%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lincolnton, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 33$121,075$44,0270$0
Firefighters 24$86,098$43,0496$2,998
Water Supply 19$70,614$44,5980$0
Other and Unallocable 13$46,228$42,67212$10,830
Other Government Administration 11$52,609$57,3925$2,287
Streets and Highways 11$35,185$38,3840$0
Solid Waste Management 11$26,777$29,2110$0
Electric Power 8$26,370$39,5550$0
Financial Administration 8$28,795$43,1931$1,665
Sewerage 8$29,776$44,6640$0
Police - Other 5$13,334$32,0029$8,709
Parks and Recreation 4$14,705$44,11511$6,800
Totals for Government 155$551,565$42,70244$33,289

Lincolnton government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $252,000 ($22.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $116,000 ($10.36)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($3.39)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,416,000 ($662.14)
    Police Protection: $2,987,000 ($266.70)
    Water Utilities: $2,965,000 ($264.73)
    Liquor Stores: $2,063,000 ($184.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,937,000 ($172.95)
    Sewerage: $1,572,000 ($140.36)
    Central Staff Services: $1,330,000 ($118.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,052,000 ($93.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $875,000 ($78.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $581,000 ($51.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000 ($37.68)
    Financial Administration: $234,000 ($20.89)
    Transit Utilities: $132,000 ($11.79)
    Air Transportation: $30,000 ($2.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($3.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $10,000 ($0.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,026,000 ($91.61)
    Water Utilities: $166,000 ($14.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000 ($10.18)
    Electric Utilities: $91,000 ($8.13)
    Regular Highways: $52,000 ($4.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($4.02)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($3.13)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $551,000 ($49.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($17.95)

Lincolnton government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,244,000 ($378.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $177,000 ($15.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $34,000 ($3.04)
    Parking Facilities: $9,000 ($0.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($0.63)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $29,000 ($2.59)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $50,000 ($4.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $187,000 ($16.70)
    Rents: $38,000 ($3.39)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($1.16)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,914,000 ($706.61)
    Water Utilities: $3,774,000 ($336.96)
    Liquor Stores: $2,267,000 ($202.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,092,000 ($97.50)
    Highways: $320,000 ($28.57)
  • Tax - Property: $4,801,000 ($428.66)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,156,000 ($281.79)
    Motor Vehicle License: $196,000 ($17.50)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $155,000 ($13.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,000 ($1.07)

Lincolnton government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,668,000 ($952.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,404,000 ($750.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,264,000 ($202.14)

7.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  1.77% ($92,467 average AGI)
from Gaston County, NC  1.16% ($44,385)
from Catawba County, NC  1.03% ($37,685)


6.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Catawba County, NC  1.17% ($37,985 average AGI)
to Gaston County, NC  1.12% ($38,543)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.98% ($63,729)
Businesses in Lincolnton, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1New Balance2
Ace Hardware1Papa John's Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1RadioShack1
AutoZone1Ryan's Grill1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Staples1
Dairy Queen1Subway3
Days Inn1T-Mobile2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx4U-Haul3
GNC1UPS4
H&R Block1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lincolnton:

  • WLON (1050 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLNTON, NC; Owner: KTC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lincolnton:

  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lincolnton:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Lincolnton: Rufus Zenas Johnston.

Lincolnton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Lincolnton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 70Number of bridges
  • 732ft / 223mTotal length
  • 521,430Total average daily traffic
  • 53,032Total average daily truck traffic
  • 659,320Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lincolnton, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61920-1929
  • 111950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 281990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lincolnton, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lincolnton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 186 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lincolnton, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 152 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lincolnton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lincolnton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$87,76580$95,852255$92,39813$17,05031$54,964
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$25,5406$77,78023$104,3773$9,7831$54,040
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$111,95038$73,839107$96,84210$21,2025$59,922
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$108,07022$104,28360$108,7091$55,6402$95,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$04$121,08820$116,1631$25,5400$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0701.00 , 0702.00, 0703.00, 0708.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$100,48531$104,201
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$110,08511$106,303
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$149,363
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$138,9701$103,020
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0701.00 , 0702.00, 0703.00, 0708.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lincolnton, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lincolnton, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 246. The highest number of fires - 419 took place in 2011, and the least - 5 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lincolnton, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Outside Fires (34.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lincolnton, NC
    • 2,11850.7%Structure Fires
    • 1,44534.6%Outside Fires
    • 41610.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2004.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lincolnton, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lincolnton, North Carolina:

  • Comfort Inn, 1550 E Main St, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092 , Phone: (704) 732-0011, Fax: (704) 732-4872
  • Hampton Inn, 129 Roper Dr, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092 , Phone: (704) 736-2000, Fax: (704) 736-2687
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lincolnton, North Carolina
Most common first names in Lincolnton, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22577.4 years
James22470.4 years
John20073.5 years
William18073.1 years
Robert14870.7 years
Charles9670.4 years
Ruth8977.6 years
Margaret8377.4 years
George8270.9 years
Annie7480.3 years
Most common last names in Lincolnton, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carpenter13775.9 years
Smith13575.1 years
Dellinger7678.0 years
Rhyne6477.4 years
Heavner6078.1 years
Brown5373.3 years
Beal5370.6 years
Kiser5276.0 years
Keener5176.9 years
Davis5175.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lincolnton, NC
  • 52.3%Utility gas
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lincolnton, NC
  • 72.7%Electricity
  • 23.7%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used


Lincolnton compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Lincolnton on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Costa Rica (population 500+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Barry John Green (2)
  • Jeremy Jason Schermerhorn (1)
  • Jonathan W. Godfrey (1)
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  • Clayton Wallace Ledford (1)

Total of 134 patent applications in 2008-2022.