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Overview

Introduction to Lincolnton, North Carolina

Lincolnton, North Carolina, in Lincoln County, is 15 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina and 28 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metropolitan area with.

Lincolnton History

Lincolnton is the county seat of Lincoln County. It was established in 1785 and named in honor of Major General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the army during the Revolutionary War. Michael Schenck established the first textile mill in the area sometime around 1813, but a flood destroyed it in 1816. In 1819, Schenck, James Bivens and John Hoke got together and constructed a larger plant called the Lincoln Cotton Mills, which they operated until the Civil War began.

Lincolnton and nearby Attractions

  • Carolinas Aviation Museum
  • Historic Rural Hill Farm
  • Crowders Mountain State Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Carowinds

Things To Do In Lincolnton

Nearby museums include Carolinas Aviation Museum, the Hickory Museum of Art and the Catawba Science Center, while the Historic Rural Hill Farm and the Latta Plantation are the local historical sites. Local Parks and recreational areas include Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Kings Mountain State Park. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Tweetsie Railroad are nearby as well.

Lincolnton Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is the closest major airport.

Lincolnton Higher Education

Nearby Colleges include Belmont Abbey College, Catawba Valley Community College and Gaston College.

People

Total Population 10,696
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,100
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,579
% Above Poverty Level 71.4%
% Below Poverty Level 28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $641
Median House Value $131,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lincolnton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Lincoln
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28092
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28093
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.473
Longitude -81.254

Lincolnton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LINCOLNTON 4 W
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station GASTONIA
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station MORGANTON
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cherryville 5,868 $52,105
Dallas 4,540 $50,163
High Shoals 580 $52,813
Maiden 3,346 $52,023
Stanley 3,615 $57,199
Waco 322 $49,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lincolnton Hospitals

LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
GAMBLE DR
(704) 735-3071
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lincolnton High Schools

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WEST LINCOLN HIGH
172 SHOAL RD
704-276-1402
Serves 1,014 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

LINCOLNTON HIGH
803 N ASPEN ST
704-735-3089
Serves 888 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

ASBURY SCHOOL
221 SALEM CHURCH ROAD
704-736-4766
A Non-traditional School
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

LINCOLN CO SCH OF TECHNOLOGY
1 TIMKEN DR
704-732-4084
A Vocational School

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