Lincolnton, NC Overview

Home to less than 12,000 residents, the growing community of Lincolnton blends small-town charm and historic appeal with urban advantages.  In the heart of the quaint downtown district stands the stately Lincoln Cultural Center, housing the city's first historical museum along with a performance hall for live theatre productions, concerts, lectures, exhibition galleries, and studio and classroom activities.  Hiking, biking, picnicking, camping, sailing, boating, fishing, and water sports are common pastimes for Lincolnton residents with mountains to the west and Lake Norman to the east.  Although Charlotte is a short distance from home, residents can enjoy everything from Broadway hits to symphony and theatre without ever leaving Lincolnton.  Historic sites, wonderful antique shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and thriving businesses and industries are all components of the magnetic charms of Lincolnton.


Population Growth (since 2000) 10%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,289.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.363
Households w/ Children 27%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 37%
Median Year in Residency 2.93

Housing Inventory

Lincolnton, NC Housing Inventory 2,440 563 2,039 2,440 563

Market Overview

191 listings with an estimated median price of $349,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 6
$100K - 200K 31
$200K - 300K 31
$300K - 400K 71
$400K - 500K 17
$500K - 600K 11
$600K - 700K 10
$700K - 800K 5
$800K - 900K 1
$900K - 1M 3
$1M - Max 5
Property Type Count
Single Family 106
Townhouse 27
Commercial 20
Rental 13
Lots and Land 34
Multi Family 4

(Data as of 6/7/2023)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Lincolnton, NC Population Demographics

Total: 11,074


Median Age: 40.40

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Lincolnton, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Lincolnton, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Lincolnton, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Lincolnton, NC Highest Education Level Attained 927 2,101 846 309 1,131 690 1,656 927 2,101 846 309 1,131

Employment and Finance


Lincolnton, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $37,024)

Lincolnton, NC Income by dollar range 408 288 500 202 350 406 210 169 190 445 376 403 256 104 92 46 18 15

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Lincolnton, NC Crime

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