Lincolnton, NC

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Population

10,574

0.179% decline

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$32,308

1.07% growth

Poverty Rate

30.6%


Number of Employees

4,274

3.48% decline

Median Property Value

$134,900

9.67% growth

About

In 2017, Lincolnton, NC had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $32,308. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincolnton, NC declined from 10,593 to 10,574, a -0.179% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,967 to $32,308, a 1.07% increase.

The population of Lincolnton, NC is 57.3% White Alone, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 16% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lincolnton, NC speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincolnton, NC is $134,900, and the homeownership rate is 47.1%. Most people in Lincolnton, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincolnton, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lincolnton, NC employs 4.27k people. The largest industries in Lincolnton, NC are Manufacturing (1,169 people), Accommodation & Food Services (486 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (399 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,917), Wholesale Trade ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,449).

Median household income in Lincolnton, NC is $32,308. Males in Lincolnton, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Lincolnton, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,308

2017 value

± $4,197

1.07%

1 Year Growth

± 15.2%

Households in Lincolnton, NC have a median annual income of $32,308, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,967 in 2016, which represents a 1.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincolnton, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 707

  2. Census Tract 702.02

  3. Census Tract 710.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincolnton, NC was Census Tract 707 with a value of $57,629, followed by Census Tract 702.02 and Census Tract 710.01, with respective values of $55,595 and $52,079.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincolnton, NC (3.13k out of 10.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,626 ± 315

  2. Hispanic

    758 ± 249

  3. Black

    653 ± 237

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincolnton, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.27k

2017 Value

± 481

-3.48%

1 Year decline

± 16.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincolnton, NC declined at a rate of -3.48%, from 4.43k employees to 4.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincolnton, NC, are Production Occupations (783 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (690 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (414 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincolnton, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincolnton, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (783 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (690 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (414 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lincolnton, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.16 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.75 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincolnton, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,719), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,286), and Management Occupations ($51,346).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.27k

2017 Value

± 481

-3.48%

1 Year decline

± 16.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincolnton, NC declined at a rate of -3.48%, from 4.43k employees to 4.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincolnton, NC, are Manufacturing (1,169 people), Accommodation & Food Services (486 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (399 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincolnton, NC, though some of these residents may live in Lincolnton, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lincolnton, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,169 people), Accommodation & Food Services (486 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (399 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lincolnton, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.61 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincolnton, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,917), Wholesale Trade ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,449).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.4% of the population of Lincolnton, NC has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 7.27% on non-group plans, and 2.29% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lincolnton, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Lincolnton, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.6%

Uninsured

33.6%

Employer Coverage

25.8%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

7.27%

Non-Group

2.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincolnton, NC grew by 2.16% from 18.2% to 18.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincolnton, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lincolnton, NC is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Lincolnton, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.23k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincolnton, NC is composed of 6.06k White Alone residents (57.3%), 2.07k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.6%), 1.69k Black or African American Alone residents (16%), 701 Two or More Races residents (6.63%), 41 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.388%), 3 Asian Alone residents (0.0284%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lincolnton, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincolnton, NC was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Lincolnton, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lincolnton, NC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.23k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Lincolnton, NC residents (1.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincolnton, NC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

91.6%

2017 Citizenship

90.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.6% of Lincolnton, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincolnton, NC was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.06k ± 485

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.07k ± 482

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.69k ± 347

In 2017, there were 2.92 times more White Alone residents (6.06k people) in Lincolnton, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.07k Hispanic or Latino and 1.69k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lincolnton, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lincolnton, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lincolnton, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    197 ± 91

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    120 ± 93

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    77 ± 77

Lincolnton, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincolnton, NC was $134,900 in 2017, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,000 to $134,900, a 9.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincolnton, NC is 47.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincolnton, NC have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincolnton, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,308

Median Household Income

± $4,197

4.03k

Number of Households

± 456

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.03k households in Lincolnton, NC grew to $32,308 from the previous year's value of $31,967.

The following chart displays the households in Lincolnton, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$134,900

2017 Median

± $14,095

$123,000

2016 Median

± $10,966

In 2017, the median property value in Lincolnton, NC grew to to $134,900 from the previous year's value of $123,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincolnton, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincolnton, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lincolnton, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincolnton, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

47.1%

2017 Homeownership

47.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.1% of the housing units in Lincolnton, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lincolnton, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincolnton, NC have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Lincolnton, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Walked

    1.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincolnton, NC was Drove Alone (85.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Walked (1.17%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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