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Lincolnton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lincolnton had a population of 10,709 as of July 1, 2017. Lincolnton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lincolnton is located at latitude 35.4746 and longitude -81.2382 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lincolnton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 833 feet.

The City of Lincolnton (GNIS ID: 2404933) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lincolnton is located within Township of Lincolnton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lincolnton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lincolnton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,709
Population in Households 10,170
Population in Familes 7,896
Population in Group Qrtrs 539
Population Density1 1,246
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 4,278
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,627
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,099 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,179 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 681 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $133,166
Average Home Value $157,393


Median Household Income $36,197
Average Household Income $52,395
Per Capita Income $22,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.19%
Households 0.13% 0.11%
Families -0.04% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lincolnton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincolnton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 83 89th
Population Density1 # 147 80th
Diversity Index2 # 255 66th
Median Household Income # 517 30th
Per Capita Income # 386 48th

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