Lincolnton, NC
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Lincolnton is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,900 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lincolnton is the 83rd largest community in North Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lincolnton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.00% of the Lincolnton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lincolnton is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lincolnton who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (10.50%), and teaching (7.38%).

The education level of Lincolnton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.76% of adults 25 and older in Lincolnton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lincolnton in 2010 was $19,886, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,544 for a family of four. However, Lincolnton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lincolnton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lincolnton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lincolnton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lincolnton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lincolnton include Irish, English, Norwegian, and African.

The most common language spoken in Lincolnton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.