Lenoir, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 17,943 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 
Males: 8,084  (45.1%)
Females: 9,859  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

43.6 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28645.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,529 (it was $29,369 in 2000)
Lenoir:

$37,529
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,371 (it was $16,697 in 2000)

Lenoir city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,421 (it was $75,200 in 2000)
Lenoir:

$110,421
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $576.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lenoir: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 57.6% for other race residents, 81.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lenoir, NC (2017)
    • 14,09377.1%White alone
    • 1,85810.2%Black alone
    • 1,7749.7%Hispanic
    • 2201.2%Two or more races
    • 1330.7%American Indian alone
    • 600.3%Asian alone
    • 590.3%Other race alone
    • 180.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lenoir detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 121 registered sex offenders living in Lenoir, North Carolina as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lenoir is 151 to 1.


Crime rates in Lenoir by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.9)
1
(5.6)
4
(22.4)
2
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
2
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
2
(11.2)
3
(16.8)
1
(5.4)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.6)
3
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(76.8)
26
(142.3)
15
(83.4)
21
(117.7)
22
(123.1)
26
(145.7)
15
(81.3)
17
(93.0)
13
(72.2)
12
(67.2)
13
(72.9)
13
(72.5)
12
(67.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(180.9)
30
(164.2)
34
(189.0)
38
(213.0)
44
(246.2)
26
(145.7)
31
(167.9)
33
(180.6)
28
(155.6)
22
(123.3)
43
(241.3)
36
(200.8)
39
(217.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
172
(942.9)
226
(1,237)
217
(1,206)
198
(1,110)
225
(1,259)
178
(997.8)
236
(1,279)
231
(1,264)
210
(1,167)
172
(963.9)
161
(903.4)
150
(836.5)
197
(1,100)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
454
(2,489)
529
(2,896)
517
(2,874)
708
(3,968)
626
(3,503)
641
(3,593)
593
(3,213)
662
(3,623)
541
(3,007)
588
(3,295)
630
(3,535)
592
(3,301)
549
(3,066)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
59
(323.4)
53
(290.1)
34
(189.0)
65
(364.3)
56
(313.4)
45
(252.2)
42
(227.5)
42
(229.9)
32
(177.8)
43
(241.0)
52
(291.8)
49
(273.3)
99
(552.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
2
(11.1)
6
(33.6)
4
(22.4)
2
(11.2)
5
(27.1)
3
(16.4)
3
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(22.4)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)250.6323.1292.9392.8370.9320.1309.3320.3284.5299.3298.1274.4307.6

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City-data.com crime index in Lenoir, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 66 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (37.2%), German (6.9%), English (6.5%), Irish (3.9%), European (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 16.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,083 people per square mile   (low).

Lenoir, North Carolina map

971 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America).

This city:

5.4%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,241 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $873 (1.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.91 N, Longitude: 81.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,169 (+40.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,950 (43.5%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Lenoir, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lenoir, NC in 2017

Lenoir satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $95,900
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Lenoir, NC
Historical housing units in Lenoir, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +70 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in Lenoir, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (25.2%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (2.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (26.2%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • Machinery (3.2%)
  • Educational services (3.0%)
  • Truck transportation (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (24.0%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.1%)
  • Public administration (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Lenoir, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Woodworkers (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Woodworkers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)

Average climate in Lenoir, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lenoir, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.5. This is about average.

City:

67.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.0478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lenoir-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 33% 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 slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 207.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 136.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from Lenoir 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caldwell County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lenoir topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lenoir:

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

Airports located in Lenoir:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lenoir:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 5 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 16 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 20 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Appalachian State University (about 23 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 25 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 37 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 44 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)

Public high schools in Lenoir:

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.

Points of interest:

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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

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.

Caldwell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CALDWELL CO WATER SYSTEM-SE (Population served: 14,212, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2010)
CALDWELL COUNTY WATER--WEST (Population served: 8,000, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
MOUNTAIN STOP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
CALDWELL COUNTY- ADDISON LANE (Population served: 130, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
WORSHIP POINT BAPTIST CH (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
YADKIN VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NELSON`S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LIVINGSTON MEMORIAL BAPTIST CH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • CALDWELL COUNTY WATER--NORTH (Population served: 145, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • SETZER CREEK BAPT CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LENOIR MOOSE LODGE NO 385 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Lenoir:

Marital status in Lenoir, NC
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Lenoir:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lenoir
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lenoir, NC (based on Caldwell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,183108
Mainline Protestant7,48638
Catholic8831
Black Protestant6915
Other3321
None34,684-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Here:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
North Carolina:

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

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
State:

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

19.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.7%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.8%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.7%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.1%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lenoir:

33.9%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Lenoir:

76.7%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lenoir, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 57$168,095$35,3883$3,654
Police Protection - Officers 52$176,215$40,6650$0
Other and Unallocable 27$67,445$29,97622$20,657
Sewerage 24$65,917$32,9591$576
Parks and Recreation 22$59,084$32,22832$11,240
Water Supply 19$54,713$34,5560$0
Other Government Administration 16$47,228$35,4210$0
Streets and Highways 14$34,472$29,5470$0
Police - Other 13$38,035$35,1094$3,282
Solid Waste Management 12$26,062$26,0621$693
Financial Administration 10$37,754$45,3051$996
Natural Resources 1$3,317$39,8040$0
Totals for Government 267$778,337$34,98164$41,098

Lenoir government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,434,000 ($135.65)
    Water Utilities: $305,000 ($17.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $135,000 ($7.52)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,691,000 ($261.44)
    Water Utilities: $3,725,000 ($207.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,123,000 ($174.05)
    Liquor Stores: $2,218,000 ($123.61)
    Regular Highways: $2,172,000 ($121.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,032,000 ($113.25)
    Sewerage: $2,006,000 ($111.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,852,000 ($103.22)
    Financial Administration: $1,382,000 ($77.02)
    General - Other: $915,000 ($50.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $744,000 ($41.46)
    General Public Buildings: $285,000 ($15.88)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($0.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $106,000 ($5.91)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $12,000 ($0.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,219,000 ($67.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $322,000 ($17.95)
    Water Utilities: $221,000 ($12.32)
    Sewerage: $119,000 ($6.63)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($1.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $475,000 ($26.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $119,000 ($6.63)

Lenoir government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,837,000 ($158.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $703,000 ($39.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $277,000 ($15.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000 ($13.21)
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000 ($12.71)
    Other: $131,000 ($7.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $336,000 ($18.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $151,000 ($8.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,511,000 ($139.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $317,000 ($17.67)
    Other: $7,000 ($0.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $188,000 ($10.48)
    Rents: $11,000 ($0.61)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,268,000 ($293.60)
    Liquor Stores: $2,560,000 ($142.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,654,000 ($92.18)
    Highways: $572,000 ($31.88)
    Education: $90,000 ($5.02)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($4.90)
  • Tax - Property: $8,065,000 ($449.48)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,395,000 ($189.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $281,000 ($15.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $93,000 ($5.18)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($0.22)
    Amusements Sales: $1,000 ($0.06)

Lenoir government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,305,000 ($741.51)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,146,000 ($509.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,669,000 ($315.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,510,000 ($84.16)

5.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Catawba County, NC  1.06% ($37,037 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.81% ($34,109)
from Alexander County, NC  0.18% ($32,020)


4.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Catawba County, NC  1.00% ($43,146 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.87% ($31,361)
to Alexander County, NC  0.21% ($31,271)
Businesses in Lenoir, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald'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
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS8
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Jack In The Box1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

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
See more detailed statistics of Lenoir fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 76Number of bridges
  • 469ft / 143mTotal length
  • 475,280Total average daily traffic
  • 49,127Total average daily truck traffic
  • 702,960Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lenoir, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 161960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 211980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 82010-2018
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: 156 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lenoir, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (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: 233 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lenoir)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 40 (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 in Lenoir, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lenoir, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 179. The highest number of reported fires - 325 took place in 2007, and the least - 59 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lenoir, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.6%), and Outside Fires (36.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lenoir, NC
    • 1,36044.6%Structure Fires
    • 1,11736.6%Outside Fires
    • 43714.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1354.4%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lenoir, NC
  • 47.6%Electricity
  • 33.5%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lenoir, NC
  • 74.4%Electricity
  • 12.9%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood


Lenoir compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Lenoir on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 36 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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  • William Monty Simmons (8)
  • Isaiah Monty Simmons (7)
  • Martin Eugene Norris (7)
  • Allen M. Miller (6)
  • Gregory B. Bohler (6)
  • Matthew Wade Smith (5)
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Total of 112 patent applications in 2008-2020.