Georgia Lincoln County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: February 20, 1796

Population: 8,348

Total Area: 211.1 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Lincolnton (County Seat)

Lincoln County was created in 1796 and named for General Benjamin Lincoln, who accepted the British surrender at Yorktown bringing to an end the Revolutionary War.

There are numerous historic buildings in Lincoln County. It was the first county in Georgia to have a county-wide listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Over 160 historic buildings in Lincoln County are listed in the National Register.

Lincoln County is the site of the 447-acre Elijah Clark State Park which is located on the western shore of Clarks Hill Lake. The county borders 380 miles of lake shoreline. In addition to boating and fishing activities, a museum in the park offers colonial life demonstrations. Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clarke and his wife are buried in the park.

Price’s Store in Lincolnton, established 1897, is one of the oldest authentic general stores still in operation in Georgia.

Lincoln County hosts numerous events and festivals during the year including the Lewis Family Homecoming and Bluegrass Festival, a three-day bluegrass festival in early May featuring nationally known musicians; Old Timers Day and the Town and Country Arts and Crafts Festival are both in October; and a Log Cabin Christmas at Elijah Clark State Park.

Lincoln County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 211.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 37.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 41.6%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 34.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.55 persons compared to an average family size of 3.01 persons.

In 2008 construction was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $25,791. Per capita income grew by 13.4% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 7,913 Covered Employment 1,526
Growth (%) since 1990 6.3% Average wage per job $25,895
Households (2000) 3,251 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 6.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,906 Average wage per job $24,592
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.2%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,062 Average wage per job $37,694
Median Household Income (2008) $36,358 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 2.6%
Poverty Rate (2008) 18.4 Average wage per job $28,708
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 71.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.1 Average wage per job $33,916

1. LINCOLN County
Address: 175 Rowland York Dr, Lincolnton, GA 30817
Phone: (706) 359-3449
County: Lincoln County
Enrollment: 587
Grades: PK-5

2. LINCOLN County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 580, Lincolnton, GA 30817
Phone: (706) 359-3121
County: Lincoln County
Enrollment: 454
Grades: 9-12

3. LINCOLN County
Address: P.O. Box 550, Lincolnton, GA 30817
Phone: (706) 359-3069
County: Lincoln County
Enrollment: 282
Grades: 6-8

4. LONG County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P. O. Box 579, Ludowici, GA 31316
Phone: (912) 545-2135
County: Lincoln County
Enrollment: 629
Grades: 9-12