Lincoln County, NC

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2022 Population
87,933
2.64% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.3
1.37% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.27%
13.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,672
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$241,200
18.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lincoln County, NC had a population of 87.9k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $75,672. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln County, NC grew from 85,670 to 87,933, a 2.64% increase and its median household income grew from $65,399 to $75,672, a 15.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.56%), White (Hispanic) (2.82%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.67%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%).

None of the households in Lincoln County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Lincoln County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln County, NC was $241,200, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in Lincoln County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lincoln County, NC is home to a population of 87.9k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.85% of Lincoln County, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.27k people).

In 2022, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.3k people) in Lincoln County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Lincoln County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, NC was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    73.3k ± 530
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.89k ± 256
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.48k ± 573
7.55%
Hispanic Population
6.64k people

In 2022, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.3k people) in Lincoln County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.55% of the people in Lincoln County, NC are hispanic (6.64k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lincoln County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.27k people
5.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.59k people

As of 2022, 4.85% of Lincoln County, NC residents (4.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, NC was 5.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,837 ± 277
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,207 ± 385
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    620 ± 189

Lincoln County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, NC employs 42.7k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, NC are Manufacturing (7,558 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,162 people), and Retail Trade (4,846 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($98,750), Utilities ($93,859), and Finance & Insurance ($85,291).

Occupations

42.7k
2022 Value
± 1,731
3.36%
1 Year growth
± 5.59%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, NC grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 41.3k employees to 42.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, NC, are Management Occupations (5,619 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,949 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,454 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.7k
2022 Value
± 1,731
3.36%
1 Year growth
± 5.59%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, NC grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 41.3k employees to 42.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, NC, are Manufacturing (7,558 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,162 people), and Retail Trade (4,846 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,587
Median earning men ± $2,159
$36,563
Median earning women ± $2,563

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($115,774), Information ($75,859), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($74,256).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,333), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,897), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,093).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 499
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 473
    Manufacturing
  3. 353
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 72.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.743%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, NC was $241,200 in 2022, which is 0.856 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $203,200 to $241,200, a 18.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, NC is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln County, NC have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, NC is $75,672. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, NC was Census Tract 712.03 with a value of $155,403, followed by Census Tract 712.01 and Census Tract 712.02, with respective values of $121,250 and $116,272.

Property

$241,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,196
$27,431
Median Property Taxes
±$1,283

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lincoln County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.6% of the housing units in Lincoln County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 712.03
  2. Census Tract 712.01
  3. Census Tract 712.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, NC was Census Tract 712.03 with a value of $155,403, followed by Census Tract 712.01 and Census Tract 712.02, with respective values of $121,250 and $116,272.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,672
Median Household Income
± $3,178
34.9k
Number of Households
± 1,560

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.9k households in Lincoln County, NC grew to $75,672 from the previous year's value of $65,399.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.91%)
  3. Carpooled (7.64%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Lincoln County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.91%) and those who carpooled to work (7.64%).

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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Commute Time

29.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, NC have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Lincoln County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, NC (8.06k out of 87k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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Health

91.5% of the population of Lincoln County, NC has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NC see 2100 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.8% increase from the previous year (1948 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2318 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1377 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,100 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, NC

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NC see an average of 2,100 patients per year. This represents a 7.8% increase from the previous year (1,948 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 42.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.55%
Uninsured
48.8%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, NC declined by 11.3% from 9.64% to 8.55%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.7 in Lincoln County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.5% in Lincoln County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13% in Lincoln County, NC.

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