Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Lincoln County, NC

County Profiles


Lincoln County is located just northwest of Charlotte on the shores of Lake Norman. Lincolnton, the county seat, is only 15 minutes from I-85 to the south; 15 minutes from I-40 to the north; and 35 minutes from I-77 to the east. The convenient location to three major interstates makes Lincoln County very accessible and attractive for business.

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Lincoln County

Quick Facts


Population 25 and Older


Labor Force


Median Household Income


Per Capita Income

3.4 Percent

Unemployment Rate

25 Percent

High School Diploma

15 Percent

Bachelor's Degree

19 Percent

Manufacturing Employment

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Lincoln Economic Development Association