Lincoln County, North Carolina Population 2024

99,545

Lincoln County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 99,545 with a growth rate of 3.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lincoln County, North Carolina is the 30th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 78,127 and has seen a growth of 27.41% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029115,6703,2252.87%
2028112,4453,2252.95%
2027109,2203,2253.04%
2026105,9953,2253.14%
2025102,7703,2253.24%
202499,5453,2253.35%
202396,3203,2253.46%
202293,0953,2253.59%
202189,8702,6643.05%
202087,2065790.67%
201986,6272,2932.72%
201884,3341,7262.09%
201782,6081,3731.69%
201681,2355890.73%
201580,6461,1671.47%
201479,4793390.43%
201379,1403970.5%
201278,7434420.56%
201178,3011740.22%
201078,127
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%
18608,1954495.8%
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%
17909,224-106,446-92.03%
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2024 Growth Rate
3.35% (3,225)
County Website
Lincoln County
County Seat
2010 Population
78,127
Area
298 mi²
Density
334 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
27.41% (21,418)
Founded
1779

Lincoln County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White75,76486.16%
Black or African American4,9155.59%
Two or more races4,3464.94%
Other race1,9632.23%
Asian7190.82%
Native American1940.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.04%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lincoln County, North Carolina Population by Race

Lincoln County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Lincoln County, North Carolina Median Age

44.3

Total

43.3

Male

45

Female

Lincoln County, North Carolina Adults

There are 69,678 adults, (16,371 of whom are seniors) in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lincoln County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female44,05250.1%
Male43,88149.9%

Lincoln County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All34,9102.578.621.4
Married19,815388.811.2
Non Family9,7591.265.834.2
Female3,8182.9556.343.7
Male1,5183.0983.316.7
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2.93

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lincoln County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lincoln County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lincoln County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.46%.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,543

Average Earnings

$56,451

Average Male

$37,462

Average Female

Lincoln County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language

92.24% of Lincoln County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.05% of the population.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Language

Lincoln County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White72,6195,7027.85%
Black4,6921,65735.32%
Hispanic6,6244066.13%
Multiple4,3273337.7%
Other1,963733.72%
Asian719111.53%
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9.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.57%

Male Poverty Rate

8.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina is Black, with 35.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lincoln County, North Carolina is Asian, with 1.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.27%.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.09%
High School12.02%
Some College8.05%
Bachelors or Greater3.13%
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Lincoln County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.37%
Male Unemployed22.24%
Male Employed4.05%
Female Employed3.78%
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Lincoln County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lincoln County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lincoln County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lincoln County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,437

Number of Veterans

5,082

Male Veterans

355

Female Veterans

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Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lincoln County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lincoln County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lincoln County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lincoln County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.48%

Born in Lincoln County, North Carolina

95.15%

Native Born

4.85%

Foreign Born

2.52%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.15% of Lincoln County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 58.48% having been born in North Carolina. 2.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lincoln County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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