Lincoln County, North Carolina Population 2020

Lincoln County, North Carolina's estimated population is 86,580 with a growth rate of 1.65% 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
202086,5801,4051.65%
201985,1751,4051.68%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,61989.17%
Black or African American4,0674.99%
Some Other Race2,1772.67%
Two or More Races1,7982.21%
Asian5560.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native1900.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.04%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Lincoln County, North Carolina Median Age

43.2


Total

42.1


Male

44.3


Female

Lincoln County, North Carolina Adults

There are 63,879 adults, (13,761 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

41,069

50.43%

Male

40,372

49.57%

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
Married87.1%12.9%
All76.4%23.6%
Male70%30%
Non Family65.4%34.6%
Female53.4%46.6%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,0222.5276.4
Married18,0532.9887.1
Non Family8,5051.2665.4
Female3,8813.0253.4
Male1,5832.8270

2.9

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lincoln County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4324.20%
9th to 12th Grade5,92510.23%
High School Graduate18,01331.11%
Some College13,59223.48%
Associates Degree5,5609.60%
Bachelors Degree8,54214.75%
Graduate Degree3,8336.62%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White50,72844,13811,457
Black3,1152,588457
Hispanic3,0431,964197
Other Race97761321
Multiple Races749451127
Asian335266132
Native American14013012
Islander3434

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 asian people with a rate of 39.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,197$41,940$31,955
Less Than High School$21,005$25,306$15,394
High School Grad$30,632$35,493$23,242
Some College$36,948$42,203$31,705
Bachelors Degree$53,035$64,195$45,019
Graduate Degree$59,549$95,457$53,874

$37,197

Average Earnings

$41,940

Average Male

$31,955

Average Female

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language by Age

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language

92.70% of Lincoln County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.20% of the population.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Poverty

Lincoln County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White68,6368,43712.29%
Hispanic5,7481,58627.59%
Black3,8971,08027.71%
Other2,17786339.64%
Multiple1,77244124.89%
Native183189.84%
Asian55610.18%

14.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.77%

Male Poverty Rate

14.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina is Other, with 39.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina is Asian, with 0.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.70%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.16%
High School12.38%
Some College9.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.31%
Male Unemployed38.02%
Female Employed7.15%
Male Employed5.45%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Income

Lincoln County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,318$73,030
Families$63,316$82,269
Married Families$75,821$94,415
Non Families$30,279$43,734

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marital Status

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

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

5,476

Number of Veterans

5,095

Male Veterans

381

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,251
First Gulf War969
Second Gulf War744
Korea315
World War II123
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,744
35 to 541,348
55 to 641,106
75+954
18 to 34324
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,1938.99%
Black1885.53%
Hispanic922.44%
Other402.99%
2 or More313.74%
Indian2417.14%

$Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln County, North Carolina Employment Status

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lincoln County, North Carolina 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

63.81%

Born in North Carolina

95.17%

Native Born

4.83%

Foreign Born

2.64%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.17% of Lincoln County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 63.81% having been born in North Carolina. 2.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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