Newcomer's Guide to Denver NC & The West Lake Norman Area

Welcome! If you're planning to relocate to Denver North Carolina or the west Lake Norman area we're here to help. Here at you can learn about the area, locate places of interest, find places to shop, places to eat, places to stay, and more! If you can't find what you're looking for just send us an e-mail or give us a call and we'll do our best to quickly research your question and reply to you personally. 

Here's some information and links to information that you might find helpful for your move... 


Medical and Healthcare

Lincoln Medical Center
200 Gamble Drive
Lincolnton, NC


Government and Agencies

The town of Denver was once incorporated but has since lost that status. Denver and the surrounding area are now administered by the county commissioners and county manager.

For more information and links to a number of government agencies and local citizens groups visit our section on Government.




Duke Power
24 Hour Customer Service

Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas
24 Hour Customer Service


AT&T Landline Customer Service.....800-288-2020

Water and Sewer

Lincoln County Water Dept.
Main Office
115 W Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
(Monday - Friday,  8:00AM - 5:00PM)

Cable Television

Charter Communications

Lincolnton Office
2414 E Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Local Service Information

Customer Service
1121 Lenoir Rhyne SE
Hickory, NC

Internet Service

Cable Modem Service:

Charter Pipeline, Lincolnton Office
2414 E Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092

Garbage Collection

Patriot Waste Disposal

Centrolina Disposal Corporation
575 North Highway 16
Denver, NC

Clean Well Sanitation
Denver, NC

Macleod Storage
4333 Racing Drive
Denver, NC

8151 Webbs Road
Denver, NC

3549 Saint James Church Road
Denver, NC

GDS (Garbage Disposal Service), Inc
Sherrills Ford / Denver, NC

Harrison Sanitation
Stanley, NC

North Carolina Sanitation Inc
204 East Sumner Street
Lincolnton, NC


The Denver, North Carolina area is served by the Lincoln County School System under the direction of a board of education (seven members serving four-year terms) and a superintendent. For more information on both the public schools as well as private schools visit our section on Schools.

Welcoming Service

P.O. BOX 148, DENVER, NC 28037
(704) 488-2588 or (704) 488-3344


Denver, North Carolina is located at the east end of Lincoln County in western North Carolina. Denver sits on the west shores of Lake Norman, a very large lake created in 1962 when construction of the Cowans Ford Dam across the Catawba River was completed. Denver and Lake Norman are just a little north of Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina. Denver is a little more than two hours from the Great Smoky Mountains and about five hours from the Carolina beaches to the east.

For more information about Denver visit our section
 "About Denver, NC"



To answer the question of what the population of  Denver, North Carolina is we consulted the State of North Carolina county demographics statistics. We didn't locate any official State or County data on the population count for Denver. (Most likely because it is no longer an incorporated town. The only incorporated municipality in Lincoln County is Lincolnton.) We were able to obtain the following official data:

1999 Population of Lincoln County....60,080

1999 Population of Lincolnton...........10,387

Based on these numbers we'd estimate the population of East Lincoln County, (i.e.. the Catawba Springs Township area which includes the Denver, Westport & Triangle area) to be approximately 33,000 and we'd estimate the population of the Denver area to be approximately 8,000 to 10,000 and growing! (If anyone can provide us with some more accurate information we'd love to get it).



Denver, North Carolina enjoys an annual average temperature of approximately 58.6, an average annual rainfall of approximately 43 inches and an average annual snow fall of less than eight inches. Winters are generally short and mild, spring comes early, summer is hot and lingers long and because of our close proximity to the mountains to our west we enjoy a beautiful and colorful fall.



Denver, North Carolina has access to a wide variety of recreational activities. Being located on the western shores of Lake Norman offers boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, water skiing and more. The area has a busy sports community including great programs for children at the local Optimists Club Park. There are cultural activities, volunteer organizations and a whole host of other opportunities.

The learn more about some of the areas recreational offerings visit our section on
Area Attractions.



Denver has access to cultural events and organizations in Charlotte, Lincolnton and Hickory. The Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton, for example, is about 25 minutes away. It's a beautiful historic landmark and houses Lincoln County's fist historical museum, a performance hall for live theatrical productions, concerts and lectures; galleries that exhibit local, state and regional works of art. Studio and classroom spaces provide opportunities for enrichment for students of all ages. The Lincoln Cultural Center is home to the following organizations for promoting exhibits, concerts, shows and more:

  • Lincoln Arts Council

  • Lincoln Community Concert Association

  • Lincoln Theater Guild

  • Lincoln County Historical Association

  • Lincoln County Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony

  • Lincoln Choral Guild

You can learn more by visiting


Highway - Denver has access to Charlotte, NC and Hickory NC via highway 16. 

Rail - There is no direct service to the immediate Denver area by train. 

Air - Denver has access to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport which is approximately 45 minutes drive and also access to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport which is approximately 20 minutes drive from Denver. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport is a small regional airport with a 5,000 foot lighted runway.)

Local Groups