Lincolnton, North Carolina Population 2020

11,249

Lincolnton is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 11,249, it is the 81st largest city in North Carolina and the 2856th largest city in the United States. Lincolnton is currently growing at a rate of 1.37% annually and its population has increased by 7.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,486 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Lincolnton has a population density of 1,300 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lincolnton is $48,699 with a poverty rate of 28.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $713 per month, and the median house value is $133,100. The median age in Lincolnton is 37.7 years, 34.3 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.1 males.

Lincolnton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lincolnton was:

  • White: 73.29%
  • Black or African American: 14.16%
  • Other race: 7.35%
  • Two or more races: 4.77%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Asian: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Lincolnton, North Carolina is 11,249, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,945.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,486.

Lincolnton, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,82673.29%
Black or African American1,51214.16%
Some Other Race7857.35%
Two or More Races5094.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.25%
Asian110.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.07%

Lincolnton Population Pyramid 2020

Lincolnton Median Age

37.7


Total

34.3


Male

41.4


Female

Lincolnton Adults

There are 8,282 adults, (2,012 of whom are seniors) in Lincolnton.

Lincolnton Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincolnton Sex Ratio

Female

5,446

51.00%

Male

5,232

49.00%

Lincolnton Households and Families

Lincolnton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lincolnton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64%36%
All48.5%51.5%
Non Family47%53%
Male46%54%
Female23.1%76.9%

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3582.3748.5
Married1,6812.9864
Non Family1,6081.1347
Female9193.1723.1
Male1503.8446

3.01

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lincolnton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4836.57%
9th to 12th Grade1,06714.52%
High School Graduate2,02727.57%
Some College1,57321.40%
Associates Degree6969.47%
Bachelors Degree1,17716.01%
Graduate Degree3284.46%

Lincolnton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,1074,2111,197
Black1,096862214
Hispanic1,07565524
Other Race3562636
Multiple Races796262
Native American1111
Asian11118
Islander88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 78.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,678$29,981$29,004
Less Than High School$20,386$22,153$13,987
High School Grad$25,741$27,377$15,363
Some College$31,962$35,739$30,404
Bachelors Degree$40,455$41,850$39,969
Graduate Degree$56,833$100,313$50,588

$29,678

Average Earnings

$29,981

Average Male

$29,004

Average Female

Lincolnton Language

Lincolnton Language by Age

Lincolnton Language

83.90% of Lincolnton residents speak only English, while 16.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.83% of the population.

Lincolnton Poverty

Lincolnton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,4171,44422.50%
Hispanic1,94174638.43%
Black1,49152435.14%
Other78543555.41%
Multiple50928656.19%

28.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.96%

Male Poverty Rate

30.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincolnton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincolnton is Multiple, with 56.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincolnton is White, with 22.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.66%.

Name Poverty
High School27.46%
Less Than High School23.91%
Some College22.74%
Bachelors or Greater11.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.19%
Male Unemployed54.05%
Female Employed18.77%
Male Employed13.14%

Lincolnton Income

Lincolnton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,902$48,699
Families$47,446$54,858
Married Families$61,076-
Non Families$24,092$34,955

Lincolnton Marital Status

Lincolnton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincolnton Married by Age and Sex

Lincolnton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lincolnton Marital Status by Race

Lincolnton Veterans

519

Number of Veterans

442

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam181
Second Gulf War162
First Gulf War45
Korea39
World War II25
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74168
35 to 54121
75+81
18 to 3480
55 to 6469
Name Veterans % of Total
White4406.73%
Hispanic584.09%
Black504.40%
2 or More1721.52%
Other122.39%

$Lincolnton Veterans by Education

19.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincolnton Employment Status

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lincolnton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.21%

Born in North Carolina

88.39%

Native Born

11.61%

Foreign Born

8.44%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.39% of Lincolnton residents were born in the United States, with 64.21% having been born in North Carolina. 8.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,2491521.37%
201911,0971521.39%
201810,9451641.52%
201710,7811521.43%
201610,629470.44%
201510,5821121.07%
201410,470330.32%
201310,437400.38%
201210,397410.40%
201110,35670.07%
201010,3493840.38%
20009,9653,1183.82%
19906,8471,9683.45%
19804,879-414-0.81%
19705,293-406-0.74%
19605,6992760.50%
19505,4238981.83%
19404,5257441.81%
19303,7813911.10%
19203,3900.00%