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Lincolnton, Georgia
—  City  —
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°47′40″N 82°28′35″W / 33.79444°N 82.47639°W / 33.79444; -82.47639
Country United States
State Georgia
County Lincoln
Area
 - Total 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 - Land 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 469 ft (143 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,595
 - Density 498.4/sq mi (192.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30817
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-46552[1]
GNIS feature ID 0328514[2]

Lincolnton is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Georgia, United States.[3] The population was 1,595 at the 2000 census. It is the location for its historical site Elijah Clark State Park. Both the city and the county were named for General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the American army during the American Revolution.

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Geography

Lincolnton is located at 33°47′40″N 82°28′35″W / 33.79444°N 82.47639°W / 33.79444; -82.47639 (33.794414, -82.476450)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,595 people, 657 households, and 428 families residing in the city. The population density was 498.6 people per square mile (192.4/km²). There were 657 housing units at an average density of 205.4/sq mi (79.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.80% White, 42.19% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 610 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,074, and the median income for a family was $34,943. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,428. About 15.8% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

  • Garrison Hearst, former NFL football player
  • Barney Bussey, former NFL football player
  • Little Roy Lewis and the Lewis Family, Gospel Bluegrass
  • Katrina Kelly, art educator and classically trained artist
  • Shelbye Reese, well known accomplished artist
  • Rebekah Long, Upright Bass Player notably for The Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy Long Show, currently with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, first person to receive a B.A. in Bluegrass (Glenville State College, Glenville, WV)

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