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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
About Lincolnton...
Population
10,593

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$650
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Lincolnton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    260
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    473
    500
  • Theft
    3,114
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,967
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Lincolnton Reviews

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Lincolnton was a small town growing up but now that I'm older I realize that it has grown with me! The town is located a short drive outside of Charlotte with cheaper living expenses so many of the working class have decided to make Lincolnton their home. We have the perfect blend of small-town country people, educated sophisticates and tourists. Unlike other old towns, Lincolnton is old but is young at heart! Buildings have been maintained, the square hosts many festivals, shops are modern with old flair and grounds are manicured. Activities ranch from enjoying a horseback ride in the country, attending an annual town event, visiting a vineyard, catching a movie, walking on a town's trail or spending all day on a boat on Lake Norman. All in all, Lincolnton has something for everyone and I'm proud to call it home.
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I have lived in Lincolnton for most of my life. I think it is a nice place to grow up, however it lacks qualities that help shape an individual. Most importantly, I think it lacks diversity and racial tolerance. I would like to see more activities for youths in the community. I think we have a few healthy places to eat, but an unnecessary plethora of fast food locations.
I have lived in Lincolnton my entire life and I have always found it to be a pretty safe and easy place to raise a family. The heart of Lincolnton is where you find the most diversity but not when it comes to food. Southern grease and fast food are mostly what you'll find unless you venture a little bit out into the county or surrounding cities such as Hickory, Gastonia, and Charlotte, rather than the town. Otherwise, if you are looking an affordable place to bring up your kids in an easy going town, Lincolnton is for you. Also on the plus side, the town has recently started putting a lot of money into recreation with improving our Rail Trail, planting flower beds, and a new splash pad for kids.