Lincoln County NC Information


Lincoln County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 82,758
Daytime Population: Workers 26,817
Daytime Population: Residents 41,817
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 68,634
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 82,050
Population in Familes 69,471
Population in Group Qrtrs 708
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $51,068
Average Household Income $71,562
Per Capita Income $27,697


Total Housing Units 35,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,333 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,446 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,447 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $185,600
Average Home Value $252,335


Total Households 31,779
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 23,041
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.77% 0.87%
Households 0.64% 0.79%
Families 0.5% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.74%


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, 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 # 34 67th
Population Density # 19 82nd
Diversity Index # 79 22nd
Median Household Income # 17 84th
Per Capita Income # 21 80th

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