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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,574
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+4,205
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,671
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,711
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,792

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,969
% Above Poverty Level69.4%
% Below Poverty Level30.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone31.3%
Median Gross Rent$688
Median House Value$134,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.5%
Irish13.7%
German13.6%
English5.1%
Italian2.6%
African1.9%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1%
Romanian0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Lincolnton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lincoln County
Standard Zip Codes28092
P.O. Box Zip Codes28093
Phone Area Codes704, 980
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.47
Approximate Longitude-81.24

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)

StationLINCOLNTON 4 W
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationGASTONIA
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationMORGANTON
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cherryville5,854$50,968
Dallas4,592$52,875
High Shoals678$40,417
Maiden3,388$54,088
Stanley3,614$63,258
Waco254$49,688

Lincolnton Public Libraries

Lincoln County Public Library
306 W MAIN ST
Lincolnton, North Carolina
(704) 735-8044

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Lincolnton Hospitals

Carolinas Medical Center-lincoln
(Government - District/authority)
433 Mcalister Road
(704) 735-3071

Lincolnton Public Schools

Asbury School
221 Salem Church Road
ZIP: 28092
(704) 736-4766
High
Total Enrollment 28
Battleground Elementary
201 Jeb Seagle Dr
ZIP: 28092
(704) 735-3146
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Childers Elementary
2595 Rock Dam Road
ZIP: 28092
(704) 736-9610
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Ge Massey Elementary
130 Newbold St
ZIP: 28092
(704) 735-2322
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Kiser Intermediate
301 Jeb Seagle Drive
ZIP: 28092
(704) 736-1626
Middle
Total Enrollment 347
Lcst
1 Timken Dr
ZIP: 28092
(704) 732-4084
Lincolnton High
803 N Aspen St
ZIP: 28092
(704) 735-3089
High
Total Enrollment 887
Lincolnton Middle
2361 Startown Road
ZIP: 28092
(704) 735-1120
Middle
Total Enrollment 615
Love Memorial Elementary
1463 Love Memorial Sch Rd
ZIP: 28092
(704) 735-5649
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
North Lincoln High
2737 Lee Lawing Road
ZIP: 28092
(704) 736-1969
High
Total Enrollment 974
Pumpkin Center Intermediate
3980 King Wilkinson Road
ZIP: 28092
(704) 736-1504
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Pumpkin Center Primary
3970 King Wilkinson Road
ZIP: 28092
(704) 736-1394
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
S Ray Lowder Elementary
350 Kennedy Dr
ZIP: 28092
(704) 735-2741
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
West Lincoln High
172 Shoal Rd
ZIP: 28092
(704) 736-9453
High
Total Enrollment 919
West Lincoln Middle
260 Shoal Rd
ZIP: 28092
(704) 276-1760
Middle
Total Enrollment 661

Lincolnton Private Schools

Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy
3032 Wesleyan Church Rd
ZIP: 28092
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
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