Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

Charlotte Regional Partnership
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Total Population82,403
Total Households31,779
Average Age42.6

Age % The Population

0-14 years18%
15-24 years11.7%
25-34 years10.5%
35-44 years13.7%
45-54 years16.1%
65+ years15.4%
55-64 years15.6%

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Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2021$54,496 $28,928

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Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School6,05713.9%
High School Graduate12,91929.7%
Some College10,48624.1%
Associates Degree4,63310.6%
Bachelor's Degree6,74315.5%
Graduate/Professional Degree2,6916.2%

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Labor Force42,675
Unemployment Rate4.0%

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Largest Employers

Largest Employers
RSI Home Products, Inc
Timken Company
Blum, Inc.
Cataler North America

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 340 1.35%
Construction 2,259 8.98%
Manufacturing 4,731 18.81%
Transportation and Warehousing 802 3.19%
Information 125 0.50%
Wholesale Trade 891 3.54%
Retail Trade 3,163 12.57%
Finance and Insurance 433 1.72%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 223 0.89%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 906 3.60%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 48 0.19%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management Services 1,749 6.95%
Educational Services 1,873 7.45%
Health Care and Social Assistance 2,248 8.94%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 549 2.18%
Accommodation and Food Services 2,175 8.65%
Other Services, except Public Administration 1,235 4.91%
Public Administration 1,243 4.94%

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Lincoln County is a place where things are still made. Where skilled workers know how to use their hands as well as their heads. Where business, industry and distribution exist comfortably side by side with quality, small-town, country and lakeside living. Where traffic doesn’t roar by, but interstates are just down the road. Where big city amenities are nearby, but urban sprawl doesn’t yet intrude. The county is rapidly being recognized as a manufacturing and distribution hub with a growing automotive sector and has benefited from domestic and international investment.


Lincoln County Economic Development Association
Cliff Brumfield
502 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092

  Charlotte Regional Partnership
Ronnie Bryant
550 South Caldwell St.
Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202