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Population in 2012: 17,999 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.2%
 

Males: 8,319  (46.2%)
Females: 9,680  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28645.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,330 (it was $29,369 in 2000)
Lenoir:

$26,330
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,116

Lenoir city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,760 (it was $75,200 in 2000)
Lenoir:

$98,760
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $122,966; Detached houses: $131,439; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,703; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,467; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,188; Mobile homes: $38,856

Median gross rent in 2012: $597.

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  • White alone - 13,582 (74.7%)
  • Black alone - 2,164 (11.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1,678 (9.2%)
  • Two or more races - 436 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 212 (1.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 38 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 37 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lenoir: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (15.1%), German (12.8%), English (11.4%), Irish (10.0%), Dutch (2.8%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 16.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,087 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lenoir:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 16.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lenoir city:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

943 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

This city:  5.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 80 registered sex offenders living in Lenoir, North Carolina as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lenoir to the number of sex offenders is 225 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,005 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $991 (0.9%)

Lenoir satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (49.3 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (62.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (448.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cajah's Mountain, NC (2.0 miles ), Cedar Rock, NC (2.1 miles ), Gamewell, NC (2.1 miles ), Hudson, NC (2.2 miles ), Sawmills, NC (2.6 miles ), Granite Falls, NC (3.0 miles ), Rhodhiss, NC (3.3 miles ), Rutherford College, NC (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 1999: 0 buildings

Latitude: 35.91 N, Longitude: 81.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,975 (+38.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,553 (54.7%)

Area code: 828

Lenoir household income distribution Lenoir home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Lenoir by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2112102142010
per 100,000 11.45.95.810.95.50.010.95.622.411.20.05.40.0
Rapes 3110200112311
per 100,000 17.15.95.80.011.00.00.05.65.611.216.85.45.5
Robberies 202224581426152122261517
per 100,000 113.8128.8138.327.443.976.8142.383.4117.7123.1145.781.393.0
Assaults 56362024343330343844263133
per 100,000 318.7210.8115.2131.4186.4180.9164.2189.0213.0246.2145.7167.9180.6
Burglaries 174159131159153172226217198225178236231
per 100,000 990.2931.0754.7870.4838.9942.91237.11206.41109.71259.2997.81278.51264.4
Thefts 622584501556511454529517708626641593662
per 100,000 3539.73419.42886.33043.72801.82488.92895.62874.13967.93503.33593.03212.53623.4
Auto thefts 38423035455953346556454242
per 100,000 216.3245.9172.8191.6246.7323.4290.1189.0364.3313.4252.2227.5229.9
Arson 3023111264253
per 100,000 17.10.011.516.45.55.55.511.133.622.411.227.116.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 333.8293.6241.9234.2240.1230.8297.5269.7361.6341.5294.7284.8294.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lenoir detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 64 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Lenoir, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +70 (+0.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lenoir-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Lenoir city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lenoir-area historical earthquake activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.9 miles away from Lenoir center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from Lenoir center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caldwell County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lenoir topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim Broyhill - Politician, Kary Mullis, Linda Combs - Controller, Gary Everhardt - Director of the National Park Service, Johnny Allen (baseball) - Baseball player, Rube Walker - Baseball player and coach, Lindsay Deal - Baseball player, Jan Karon - (born 1937), author, novelist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Lenoir:

  • BMA OF LENOIR INC (Dialysis Facility, 322 MULBERRY STREET SW)
  • CALDWELL COUNTY HOME HEALTH AG (Home Health Center, 2435 MORGANTON BLVD SW)
  • CALDWELL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC (Hospital, 902 KIRKWOOD STREET, NW)
  • CALDWELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 321 MULBERRY ST SW)
  • BRIAN CENTER OF LENOIR (Nursing Home, 322 NUWAY CIRCLE)
  • GATEWAY REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, 2030 HARPER AVE NW)
  • LENOIR HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 322 NUWAY CIRCLE)
  • SHAIRE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1450 SHAIRE CENTER DR)

Political contributions by individuals in Lenoir, NC

Airports located in Lenoir:


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Local government website: www.ci.lenoir.nc.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lenoir:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 5 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,172)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 20 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Appalachian State University (about 23 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 44 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Gaston College (about 47 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 47 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 55 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)

Public high schools in Lenoir:

Private high school in Lenoir:

  • THE PATTERSON SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 4646 PATTERSON SCHOOL DR; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lenoir:

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Library in Lenoir:

  • CALDWELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,252,799; Location: 120 HOSPITAL AVENUE; 131,566 books; 1,570 e-books; 9,788 audio materials; 9,914 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 285 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Lenoir is home to the Lenoir Oilers, A Member of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League (SCBL). An NCAA sanctioned baseball league for some of the best college baseball talent up and down the east coast.
  • Lenoir is home to the Lenoir Oilers, A Member of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League (SCBL). An NCAA sanctioned baseball league for some of the best college baseball talent up and down the east coast.

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Notable locations in Lenoir: Lenoir Golf Club (A), Viewmont Recreation Center (B), Lenoir Crossings (C), Mulberry Recreation Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Thrift Shopping Center (1), Lenoir Mall (2), Lenoir Crossings Shopping Center (3), Eastwood Village Shopping Center (4), Cross Roads Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lenoir include: Lakeview Mission Church (A), Miller Hill Church (B), Grand View Park Church (C), Fairview Church (D), Lenoir Community Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F), Meadowbrook Baptist Church (G), Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (H), Whitnel First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Belleview Cemetery (1), Clark Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: High Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Greasy Creek (A), Brushy Fork (B), Blair Fork (C), Long Branch (D), Zacks Fork Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Caldwell Historical Museum (112 Vaiden Street Southwest) (1), Fort Defiance (Historical Places & Services; 1792 Fort Defiance Drive) (2), Good Times (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2011 Hampton Heights Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (970 Blowing Rock Boulevard) (1), Comfort Inn Lenoir (970 Blowing Rock Boulevard Northeast) (2), Days Inn of Lenoir (206 Blowing Rock Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Caldwell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.5. This is about average.
City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.55
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.62
U.S.:

3.63

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lenoir and their reported violations in the past:

MT VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NELSON`S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lenoir that have no violations reported:

  • MULBERRY BAPT CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.7%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 83.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lenoir, NC

People in group quarters in Lenoir in 2010:

  • 251 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 193 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Lenoir in 2000:

  • 216 people in nursing homes
  • 194 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 132 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Lenoir compared to North Carolina state average:

Lenoir, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Lenoir (2011 data):

  • Bank of Granite: Lenoir Office at 707 College Avenue Sw, branch established on 1960/02/23; Whitnel Office at 1351 Norwood Street, S.W., branch established on 1972/05/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $753.5 mil, Deposits: $688.5 mil, headquarters in Granite Falls, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Lenoir Branch at 115 Blowing Rock Boulevard, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Lenior Branch at 201 Mulberry Street, Sw, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Mulberry Branch 142 at 110 Mulberry Street, Southwest, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Lenoir Walmart Branch at 935 Blowing Rock Blvd, branch established on 2008/04/14. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Main Street Office Branch at 127 Main Street Nw, branch established on 2002/11/25. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lenoir Main Branch at 141 Wilkesboro Boulevard, N.E., branch established on 1973/07/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lenoir Commons at 1005 Blowing Rock Blvd, branch established on 1980/10/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Parkway Bank: at 509 Wilkesboro Boulevard, N.E., branch established on 2001/08/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.7 mil, Deposits: $107.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lenoir, North Carolina:

  • R & R Hideaway, Hwy 18 Wilksboro Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645 , Phone: (828) 754-5600
  • Days Inn, 206 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645 , Phone: (828) 754-0731, Fax: (828) 754-1078
  • The Jameson Inn, 350 Wilkesboro Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645 , Phone: (828) 758-1200
  • Ramada LTD, 142 Wilkesboro Blvd Se, Lenoir, NC 28645 , Phone: (828) 758-4403, Fax: (828) 758-4403
  • Comfort Inn, 970 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645 , Phone: (828) 754-2090, Fax: (828) 757-4595
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lenoir, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lenoir travel time to work - commute


Lenoir mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lenoir city (based on Caldwell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.43%
Here61.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents75.7%11.0%2.5%2.3%1.7%
Congregations53.2%16.5%3.6%4.3%5.0%
NameCatholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%0.5%0.5%2.7%
Congregations0.7%2.2%0.7%1.4%12.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Caldwell County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Caldwell County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Caldwell County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Caldwell County:

29.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.0%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$30,068$36,0820$0
Other Government Administration 18$53,550$35,7000$0
Police Protection - Officers 52$168,696$38,9300$0
Police - Other 17$42,070$29,6965$1,251
Firefighters 58$142,453$29,4735$5,670
Fire - Other 1$2,652$31,8240$0
Streets and Highways 14$32,477$27,8370$0
Solid Waste Management 12$22,922$22,9220$0
Sewerage 35$62,740$21,5110$0
Parks and Recreation 16$32,172$24,12921$7,176
Water Supply 9$21,987$29,3160$0
Other and Unallocable 25$55,421$26,6025$1,771
Totals for Government 267$667,208$29,98736$15,868

Lenoir government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $526,000 ($29.22)
    Regular Highways: $208,000 ($11.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,211,000 ($178.40)
    Sewerage: $2,775,000 ($154.18)
    Fire Protection: $2,531,000 ($140.62)
    General - Other: $2,039,000 ($113.28)
    Liquor Stores: $1,775,000 ($98.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,190,000 ($66.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,132,000 ($62.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,049,000 ($58.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $956,000 ($53.11)
    Central Staff Services: $631,000 ($35.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $487,000 ($27.06)
    Financial Administration: $329,000 ($18.28)
    General Public Buildings: $148,000 ($8.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $320,000 ($17.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $45,000 ($2.50)
    Health: $12,000 ($0.67)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $17,000 ($0.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $484,000 ($26.89)
    Regular Highways: $155,000 ($8.61)
    Water Utilities: $131,000 ($7.28)
    Police Protection: $94,000 ($5.22)
    Fire Protection: $30,000 ($1.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($0.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,961,000 ($442.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($3.33)

Lenoir government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,993,000 ($221.85)
    All Other: $714,000 ($39.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $456,000 ($25.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $203,000 ($11.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,425,000 ($79.17)
    All Other: $211,000 ($11.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,870,000 ($103.89)
    All Other: $25,000 ($1.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $234,000 ($13.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $167,000 ($9.28)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $2,074,000 ($115.23)
    Water Utilities: $1,771,000 ($98.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,310,000 ($72.78)
    Highways: $606,000 ($33.67)
    All Other: $98,000 ($5.44)
  • Tax - Property: $5,390,000 ($299.46)
    NEC: $214,000 ($11.89)
    Motor Vehicle License: $34,000 ($1.89)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $15,000 ($0.83)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($0.06)

Lenoir government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $788,000 ($43.78)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,133,000 ($285.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $350,000 ($19.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,115,000 ($228.62)
    Water Utilities: $679,000 ($37.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $668,000 ($37.11)
    Water Utilities: $109,000 ($6.06)

Lenoir government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,538,000 ($529.92)

4.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Catawba County, NC  1.04% ($29,689 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.89% ($27,234)
from Watauga County, NC  0.19% ($34,232)


4.87% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Catawba County, NC  1.09% ($28,517 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.81% ($26,138)
to Alexander County, NC  0.18% ($41,902)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lenoir:

  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJRI (1340 AM; 1 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMNC (1430 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lenoir:

  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lenoir:

  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Lenoir fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 39
Total length: 121 meters (397ft)
Total average daily traffic: 221,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 19,276

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 14
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lenoir, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lenoir)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lenoir, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 188 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lenoir)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lenoir)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$99,84236$119,292141$124,86310$61,0192$419,78524$120,3252$68,825
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$62,5032$51,95510$129,4962$28,4051$354,0000$02$56,145
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$112,9289$63,89958$97,6408$26,1640$09$102,4413$70,193
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$98,7465$80,14030$101,2002$45,0000$03$121,9231$80,660
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$99,0100$017$119,9021$7,2100$02$130,5850$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.00 , 0302.00, 0303.00, 0304.00, 0305.00, 0311.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$88,0431$50,310
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$93,520
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.00 , 0302.00, 0303.00, 0304.00, 0305.00, 0311.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 59
  • Hazardous Condition: 31
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 18

Incident types - Lenoir


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lenoir, NC

Most common first names in Lenoir, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James40370.2 years
William31573.7 years
John30073.3 years
Mary28177.4 years
Robert20071.3 years
George15175.6 years
Charles13871.2 years
Thomas12472.7 years
Ruth11378.8 years
Annie9781.0 years
Most common last names in Lenoir, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Coffey19473.9 years
Smith18975.9 years
Greene17574.2 years
Watson13972.4 years
Dula13470.7 years
Miller12573.5 years
Moore11672.7 years
Clark11272.9 years
Jones11273.4 years
Triplett11076.4 years
Businesses in Lenoir, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Inn1Rue211
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza2Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts1Staples1
FedEx4Subway3
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hardee's1UPS8
Jack In The Box1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1
Browse common businesses in Lenoir, NC

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Bob J. Overton (17)
  • Wesley Allan Yates (10)
  • William Monty Simmons (6)
  • Gregory B. Bohler (6)
  • Martin Eugene Norris (5)
  • Allen M. Miller (5)
  • Isaiah Monty Simmons (5)
  • James N. Finley (4)
  • Mitchell Olin Setzer, Sr. (3)
  • Martyn N. Easton (3)

Total of 89 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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