Lincoln County NC Information


Lincoln County Subdivisions

Lincoln County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 84,840
Population in Households 84,161
Population in Familes 71,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 679
Population Density1 285
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $53,848
Average Household Income $74,016
Per Capita Income $28,595


Total Housing Units 36,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,905 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,639 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,652 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $196,095
Average Home Value $260,741


Total Households 32,544
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 23,596
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.98% 1.16%
Households 0.85% 1.08%
Families 0.73% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


Lincoln County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 33 68th
Population Density # 18 83rd
Diversity Index # 79 22nd
Median Household Income # 15 86th
Per Capita Income # 22 79th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.