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Encyclopedia > Lincolnton, North Carolina

Lincolnton is a city located in Lincoln County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,965. It is the county seat of Lincoln County6. Lincolnton, a former textile mill town, is located in central North Carolina, northwest of Charlotte.



Location of Lincolnton, North Carolina

Lincolnton is located at 35°28'27" North, 81°14'34" West (35.474160, -81.242811)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.2 km˛ (8.2 mi˛). 21.2 km˛ (8.2 mi˛) of it is land and 0.12% is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,965 people, 3,878 households, and 2,613 families residing in the city. The population density is 470.9/km˛ (1,219.4/mi˛). There are 4,146 housing units at an average density of 195.9/km˛ (507.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 80.05% White, 13.48% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 4.15% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 14.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,878 households out of which 29.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% are married couples living together, 15.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% are non-families. 28.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,684, and the median income for a family is $39,949. Males have a median income of $29,615 versus $21,768 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,667. 17.3% of the population and 14.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.4% of those under the age of 18 and 15.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=35.47416&longitude=-81.242811&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=35.47416&lon=-81.242811&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-81.242811&lat=35.47416&w=750&h=500)

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Epinions.com - Lincolnton, NC (739 words)
Lincolnton is also the perfect size, not big enough to worry about rush hour traffic, but not small enough to have to drive somewhere else to pick up a pair of shoes or a gallon of milk.
Lincolnton is large enough to have plenty of jobs for its residents and just small enough to have an Apple Festival that the whole town shows up for each year.
Lincolnton is just big enough that not everybody knows you (or your business) but small enough that you can safely leave your door unlocked sometimes without worrying.
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