North Carolina Lincoln County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Lincoln County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Lincoln County.

1. Branch Library CHARLES R. JONAS LIBRARY
Street Address: 306 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone Number: (704) 735-8044 Lincoln N/A N/A

2. Branch Library FLORENCE S. SHANKLIN BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7837 Fairfield Forest RD., Denver, NC 28037
Phone Number: (704) 483-3589 Lincoln N/A N/A

3. Bookmobile LINCOLN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – BOOKMOBILE
306 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone Number: (704) 735-8044 Lincoln N/A N/A

4. Branch Library WEST LINCOLN BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5545 West Nc Hwy 27, Vale, NC 28168
Phone Number: (704) 276-9946 Lincoln N/A N/A

Overview of Lincoln County, North Carolina

Lincoln County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 63,780. Its county seat is Lincolnton.

History

The county was formed in 1779 from the eastern part of Tryon County. It was named for Benjamin Lincoln, a general in the American Revolutionary War.

In 1782 the southeastern part of Burke County was annexed to Lincoln County. In 1841 parts of Lincoln County and Rutherford County were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 the northern third of Lincoln County became Catawba County. In 1846 the southern half of what was left of Lincoln County became Gaston County.

Law and government

Lincoln County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 795 km² (307 mi²). 774 km² (299 mi²) of it is land and 21 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.68% water.

Townships

The county is divided into five townships: Catawba Springs, Howards Creek, Ironton, Lincolnton, and North Brook.

Adjacent Counties

  • Catawba County, North Carolina- north
  • Iredell County, North Carolina- northeast
  • Mecklenburg County, North Carolina- southeast
  • Gaston County, North Carolina- south
  • Cleveland County, North Carolina- west

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 63,780 people, 24,041 households, and 18,174 families residing in the county. The population density is 82/km² (214/mi²). There are 25,717 housing units at an average density of 33/km² (86/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.24% White, 6.44% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.73% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 5.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 24,041 households out of which 34.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% are married couples living together, 10.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.40% are non-families. 20.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 31.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $41,421, and the median income for a family is $47,752. Males have a median income of $32,394 versus $22,362 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,877. 9.20% of the population and 6.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.90% of those under the age of 18 and 14.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Boger City
  • Lincolnton
  • Lowesville
  • Westport