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Lenoir County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 59,551 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 59,648 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,108
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,049
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,984
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,170 (it was 7,878 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

33%

Land area: 400 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 149 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lenoir County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (47.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lenoir County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (49.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (38.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 28,431  (47.7%)
Females: 31,120  (52.3%)
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Lenoir County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lenoir County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,738 ($31,191 in 1999)

This county:

$38,738
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $448 (lower quartile is $325, upper quartile is $574)
This county:

$448
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $98,335 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Lenoir:

$98,335
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,905 - $161,713

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $140,265
Here:

$140,265
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $127,400
Here:

$127,400
State:

$191,052

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $104,073
Here:

$104,073
State:

$144,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,247
Here:

$122,247
State:

$188,356

Mobile homes: $54,537
Here:

$54,537
State:

$74,306
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,050
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $409

Institutionalized population: 488

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 86
  • Burglaries: 312
  • Thefts: 597
  • Auto thefts: 46

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 79
  • Burglaries: 424
  • Thefts: 529
  • Auto thefts: 42
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2013: 43 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2014: 30 buildings, average cost: $187,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,172 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $899 (1.0%)

Lenoir County household income distribution in 2009 Lenoir County home values distribution Lenoir County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.2%
Lenoir County:

20.2%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 50.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.1% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.0% for other race residents, 41.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.5 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 44.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.2 years old, Black residents: 41.8 years old, American Indian residents: 46.1 years old, Asian residents: 28.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 35.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lenoir County is $383 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $601 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kinston, La Grange, Jackson Heights, Pink Hill.

Lenoir County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Lenoir County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: DeSoto County, Mississippi , Fayette County, Tennessee , Limestone County, Alabama , Henderson County , Pulaski County, Arkansas , Maury County, Tennessee , Rhea County, Tennessee , Wayne County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,379
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,727 (21.0% naturalized citizens)

Lenoir County:

4.6%
Whole state:

7.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 594
  • 2000 to 2009: 815
  • 1990 to 1999: 763
  • 1980 to 1989: 421
  • 1970 to 1979: 132
  • Before 1970: 183
Note: State values scaled to Lenoir County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.7%

Lenoir County marital status for males Lenoir County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,985
  • One, attached: 423
  • Two: 959
  • 3 or 4: 904
  • 5 to 9: 1,297
  • 10 to 19: 173
  • 20 to 49: 261
  • 50 or more: 474
  • Mobile homes: 6,259
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Lenoir County with a mortgage: 7,483 (306 second mortgage, 873 home equity loan, 37 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,948

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lenoir County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,198105
Mainline Protestant7,36149
Other3,1758
Black Protestant2,19620
Catholic4641
None26,101-
Lenoir County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Lenoir County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Lenoir County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lenoir County:

12.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Lenoir County:

32.5%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Lenoir County:

Average size of farms: 284 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $330,315
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $482.54
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $282,162
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.16%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $137,483
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.08
Corn for grain: 15575 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7001 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 38779 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 21938 harvested acres
Vegetables: 683 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 50 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lenoir County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.3 miles away from Lenoir County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 217.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 292.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from Lenoir County center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3314: September 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lenoir County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (62%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Colombia (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lenoir County (%):

  • American (13%)
  • African (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Lenoir County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,779 (78.4%)
  • Carpooled: 4,800 (16.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 115 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 181 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 34 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 548 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 347 (1.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lenoir County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 728 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 300 people in nursing homes
  • 213 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 167 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 111 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 90 people in other group homes
  • 72 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Lenoir County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 415 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 265 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 177 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 75 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 69 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 40 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,577.

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.54% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($18,521 average AGI)
1.35% relocated from other states ($10,371 average AGI)
Lenoir County:

1.35%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pitt County, NC  0.60% ($29,861 average AGI)
from Wayne County, NC  0.59% ($28,100)
from Greene County, NC  0.36% ($19,521)
from Duplin County, NC  0.29% ($26,305)
from Craven County, NC  0.29% ($23,103)
from Wake County, NC  0.21% ($26,000)
from Onslow County, NC  0.20% ($32,488)


5.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.83% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($22,166 average AGI)
1.53% relocated to other states ($8,231 average AGI)
Lenoir County:

1.53%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pitt County, NC  0.74% ($32,382 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NC  0.67% ($24,766)
to Greene County, NC  0.38% ($26,896)
to Wake County, NC  0.26% ($32,426)
to Duplin County, NC  0.24% ($29,571)
to Craven County, NC  0.21% ($23,786)
to Jones County, NC  0.17% ($25,647)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Lenoir County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Lenoir County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lenoir County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lenoir County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lenoir County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,907 (8,947 aged, 2,960 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,481 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lenoir County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (960)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (700)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (540)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (480)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (413)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (389)
  • Unspecified dementia (298)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (285)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (257)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (192)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,979
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 375
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66,278

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,404
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,189
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 115.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.2
  • Other - 44.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 90.9
  • Other - 34.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 59,551
  • In family households: 48,601 (7,608 male householders, 7,643 female householders)
    10,192 spouses, 16,850 children (14,976 natural, 529 adopted, 1,373 stepchildren), 2,367 grandchildren, 812 brothers or sisters, 809 parents, 989 other relatives, 1,359 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,594 (3,283 male householders (2,700 living alone)), 4,888 female householders (4,478 living alone)), 1,384 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,348

Size of family households: 7,584 2-persons, 3,113 3-persons, 2,478 4-persons, 1,363 5-persons, 392 6-persons, 305 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,188 1-person, 851 2-persons, 99 3-persons, 37 4-persons.

6,664 married couples with children.
4,364 single-parent households (617 men, 3,747 women).

92.1% of residents of Lenoir speak English at home.
6.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (45% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $454,007,000 ($7,771 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,965,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $176,821,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $104,999,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,993,000
Federal grants: $127,420,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,157,000 ($4,131,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $24,616,000 ($5,577,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $33,416,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,073,000
Federal Government insurance: $129,675,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,201
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,840
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +438
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,373
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lenoir County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.55 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 91
  • 2010 to 2013: 289
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,232
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,895
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,814
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,432
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,682
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,063
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,864
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,925
Note: State values scaled to Lenoir population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lenoir County population
  • 1 room: 66
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 354
  • 4 rooms: 1,328
  • 5 rooms: 3,395
  • 6 rooms: 3,683
  • 7 rooms: 2,432
  • 8 rooms: 1,092
  • 9+ rooms: 1,964
  • 1 room: 307
  • 2 rooms: 476
  • 3 rooms: 1,078
  • 4 rooms: 2,259
  • 5 rooms: 2,519
  • 6 rooms: 1,504
  • 7 rooms: 395
  • 8 rooms: 256
  • 9+ rooms: 327
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lenoir County population
  • no bedroom: 66
  • 1 bedroom: 126
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,234
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,784
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,568
  • 5+ bedrooms: 549
  • no bedroom: 309
  • 1 bedroom: 1,299
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,516
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,544
  • 4 bedrooms: 359
  • 5+ bedrooms: 90
Cars and other vehicles available in Lenoir County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lenoir County population
  • no vehicle: 544
  • 1 vehicle: 3,413
  • 2 vehicles: 5,480
  • 3 vehicles: 3,401
  • 4 vehicles: 970
  • 5+ vehicles: 544
  • no vehicle: 1,779
  • 1 vehicle: 4,261
  • 2 vehicles: 2,189
  • 3 vehicles: 528
  • 4 vehicles: 201
  • 5+ vehicles: 55

83% of Lenoir County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in North Carolina.

Lenoir County:

83.3%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 45,812
  • Other state: 10,462
  • Northeast: 3,585
  • Midwest: 1,503
  • South: 4,721
  • West: 633

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lenoir County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (62.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.9%)
  • Utility gas (16.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Electricity (64.7%)
  • Utility gas (20.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 330
Here:

5.4%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 381
Here:

11.3%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 219
Here:

7.9%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lenoir County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,954,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $3,595,000
    Water Utilities: $452,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $234,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $82,205,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,295,000
    Other Higher Education: $21,123,000
    General - Other: $8,845,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,313,000
    Health - Other: $5,895,000
    Police Protection: $2,608,000
    Libraries: $2,383,000
    Liquor Stores: $2,045,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,641,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,591,000
    Financial Administration: $1,035,000
    Local Fire Protection: $854,000
    Central Staff Services: $624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $481,000
    General Public Buildings: $378,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $360,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $328,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $183,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
    Water Utilities: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $148,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,698,000
    Health - Other: $12,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $7,828,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $1,318,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,229,000
    Libraries: $58,000
    Police Protection: $47,000
    Health - Other: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
    General - Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $76,899,000

Lenoir County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $84,021,000
    All Other: $3,475,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,569,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,232,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,481,000
    Sewerage: $576,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,784,000
    All Other: $78,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,365,000
    Public Welfare: $74,000
    Highways: $60,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,419,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,189,000
    Rents: $33,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $2,141,000
    Water Utilities: $247,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $76,445,000
    Public Welfare: $9,115,000
    All Other: $1,633,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,314,000
    Housing and Community Development: $620,000
    General Local Government Support: $152,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,782,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,579,000
    NEC: $419,000
    Other Selective Sales: $174,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $156,000

Lenoir County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,577,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,385,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,192,000

Lenoir County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,282,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,694
  • Number of aged recipients: 397
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,297
  • Number of recipients under 18: 508
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,445
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 741
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,206
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,066
Lenoir County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lenoir County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lenoir County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James64669.3 years
William52370.8 years
Mary44777.2 years
John41871.6 years
Robert28967.9 years
George24472.1 years
Annie22078.6 years
Willie21370.3 years
Charles16067.1 years
Joseph15570.2 years
Most common last names in Lenoir County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones51572.6 years
Smith42973.3 years
Sutton42073.8 years
Williams33572.8 years
Taylor31873.7 years
Hill26073.5 years
Davis24573.1 years
Rouse22274.0 years
Brown17971.1 years
Howard17172.1 years
Businesses in Lenoir County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's3
AutoZone1Nike2
BMW1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A2Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts2Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
FedEx5Sears1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples1
Foot Locker1Subway6
Ford2Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile3
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Toyota1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular5
Jones New York1UPS10
KFC1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1

Lenoir County on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"