Lincoln County, North Carolina Population 2019

Lincoln County, North Carolina's estimated population is 82,365 with a growth rate of 1.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lincoln County, North Carolina is the 33rd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201883,7701,4051.71%
201782,3651,2471.54%
201681,1185830.72%
201580,5351,1171.41%
201479,4183370.43%
201379,0813880.49%
201278,6934340.55%
201178,2591550.20%
201078,10427,78555.22%
199050,3197,94718.76%
198042,3729,69029.65%
197032,6823,86813.42%
196028,8141,3554.93%
195027,4593,27213.53%
194024,1871,3155.75%
193022,8725,01028.05%
192017,8627304.26%
191017,1321,63410.54%
190015,4982,91223.14%
189012,5861,52513.79%
188011,0611,48815.54%
18709,5731,37816.82%
18608,1954495.80%
18507,746-17,414-69.21%
184025,1602,70512.05%
183022,4554,30823.74%
182018,1471,78810.93%
181016,3593,69929.22%
180012,6603,43637.25%
17909,2240.00%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White71,325
Black or African American4,309
Some Other Race2,276
Two or More Races1,956
Asian438
American Indian and Alaska Native165
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander35

Lincoln County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Lincoln County, North Carolina Median Age

42.7


Total

41.9


Male

43.7


Female

Lincoln County, North Carolina Adults

There are 62,968 adults, (13,133 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

40,637

50.48%

Male

39,867

49.52%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Households and Families

Lincoln County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lincoln County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All76.5%23.5%
Male68.8%31.2%
Non Family65.6%34.4%
Female55.2%44.8%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,2502.5576.5
Married17,8773.0486.4
Non Family8,3381.2665.6
Female3,5393.0355.2
Male1,4962.8268.8

2.96

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lincoln County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8805.06%
9th to 12th Grade5,99010.53%
High School Graduate17,57630.89%
Some College13,58323.88%
Associates Degree5,3449.39%
Bachelors Degree8,08714.22%
Graduate Degree3,4306.03%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White49,96042,99710,662
Black3,2332,650378
Hispanic2,9941,686279
Other Race1,16775238
Multiple Races696412109
Asian23920287
Native American13112216
Islander3535

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 36.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,778$41,948$31,502
Less Than High School$20,019$23,327$16,508
High School Grad$30,502$35,461$23,479
Some College$37,107$45,107$31,755
Bachelors Degree$52,771$63,653$44,583
Graduate Degree$54,071$83,955$51,800

$36,778

Average Earnings

$41,948

Average Male

$31,502

Average Female

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language by Age

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language

92.67% of Lincoln County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.35% of the population.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Poverty

Lincoln County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White68,0858,30112.19%
Hispanic5,6542,03535.99%
Black4,1271,43434.75%
Other2,27172832.06%
Multiple1,95067834.77%
Native165169.70%
Asian43810.23%

15.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.21%

Male Poverty Rate

16.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 35.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina is Asian, with 0.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.27%
High School11.29%
Some College10.60%
Bachelors or Greater4.68%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.64%
Male Unemployed44.79%
Female Employed7.42%
Male Employed5.85%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Income

Lincoln County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,782$69,222
Families$60,965$79,132
Married Families$72,742$89,413
Non Families$27,539$38,854

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marital Status

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincoln County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans

5,495

Number of Veterans

5,116

Male Veterans

379

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,357
First Gulf War1,040
Second Gulf War664
Korea364
World War II173

Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,2099.21%
Black1955.39%
Hispanic701.90%
Indian4131.30%
Other301.98%
2 or More202.53%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln County, North Carolina Employment Status

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lincoln County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lincolnton10329107544254.11%
Maiden 33293392631.89%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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