Lincolnton, North Carolina

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Lincolnton is a city in Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,966 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lincoln County[3]. The city and the county were named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Lincolnton, a former textile mill town, is located northwest of Charlotte. Lincolnton was the site of the first textile mill built in the state, the Schenck-Warlick Mill, constructed by Michael Schenck in 1813.[4]



Lincolnton is located at 35°28′27″N 81°14′34″W / 35.47417°N 81.24278°W / 35.47417; -81.24278 (35.474160, -81.242811)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.2 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.2 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.

Lincolnton is currently the location of the largest Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits restaurant in the United States of America.[6][7]

MEDIA Lincolnton, North Carolina, is home to three newspapers and one radio station. The Lincoln Times-News dates back to the early 1960s, while the Lincoln Tribune was founded about six years ago. The Carolina Scoop, Lincoln County's first digital newspaper, was founded in April 2008; WLON Radio went on the air in the late 1950s or early 1960s.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,965 people, 3,878 households, and 2,613 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,219.4 people per square mile (470.9/km²). There were 4,146 housing units at an average density of 507.4/sq mi (195.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.05% White, 13.48% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 4.15% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.96% of the population.

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