Lincolnton, Georgia
Lincoln County Courthouse
Lincoln County Courthouse
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Georgia
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; -82.47639Coordinates: 33°47′40″N 82°28′35″W / 33.79444°N 82.47639°W / 33.79444; -82.47639
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyLincoln
Area
 • Total3.53 sq mi (9.13 km2)
 • Land3.51 sq mi (9.10 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
469 ft (143 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,480
 • Density421.17/sq mi (162.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30817
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-46552[2]
GNIS feature ID0328514[3]

The city of Lincolnton is the county seat of Lincoln County, Georgia, United States.[4] The population was 1,480 at the 2020 census. It contains numerous houses and historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Both the city and the county were named for General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.[5]

History

Lincolnton was founded in 1798 as seat of the newly formed Lincoln County. It was incorporated as a town in 1817 and as a city in 1953.[6]

Geography

Lincolnton is located in central Lincoln County at 33°47′40″N 82°28′35″W / 33.79444°N 82.47639°W / 33.79444; -82.47639 (33.794414, -82.476450).[7] U.S. Route 378 passes through the center of town as Washington Street, leading southwest 17 miles (27 km) to Washington, and northeast 14 miles (23 km) to McCormick, South Carolina. Georgia State Route 79 leads northwest 38 miles (61 km) to Elberton, while State Route 43 leads south 24 miles (39 km) to Thomson. Augusta is 39 miles (63 km) to the southeast via State Routes 47 and 104. A historical site, Elijah Clark State Park, is 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Lincolnton at the Savannah River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lincolnton has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.35%, are water.[8] The west side of the city drains to Florence Creek, while the east side drains to Dry Fork Creek, both of which flow to Soap Creek, an arm of the Savannah River within Lake Strom Thurmond (Clarks Hill Lake).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810106
187092
188070−23.9%
1890220214.3%
19002210.5%
191037569.7%
192065775.2%
193091639.4%
1940894−2.4%
19501,31547.1%
19601,45010.3%
19701,442−0.6%
19801,406−2.5%
19901,4765.0%
20001,5958.1%
20101,566−1.8%
20201,480−5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 census

Lincolnton Racial Composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White 806 54.46%
Black or African American 601 40.61%
Asian 11 0.74%
Other/Mixed 42 2.84%
Hispanic or Latino 20 1.35%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 1,480 people, 708 households, and 442 families residing in the city.

2000 census

As of the census[2] 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 per square mile (79.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 56.80% White, 42.19% Black, 0.06% American Indian, 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.


Education

Lincoln County School District

The Lincoln County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.[11] The district has 98 full-time teachers and over 1,450 students.[12]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187.
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 236. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  11. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 23, 2010.