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Lenoir County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 57,990 (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: 145 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lenoir County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.6%), Manufacturing (17.2%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lenoir County, NC (2019)
    • 28,26748.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 22,43938.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,6908.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,2263.8%Two or more races
    • 2950.5%Asian alone
    • 1070.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 180.03%Some other race alone
    • 120.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

43.1 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 27,751  (47.9%)
Females: 30,239  (52.1%)
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Average household size:
Lenoir County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,378 ($31,191 in 1999)
This county:

$41,378
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $494 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $655)
This county:

$494
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $106,960 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Lenoir:

$106,960
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,427 - $168,191

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $153,533
Here:

$153,533
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $138,084
Here:

$138,084
State:

$217,635

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,261
Here:

$154,261
State:

$181,079

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,067
Here:

$125,067
State:

$231,999

Mobile homes: $49,215
Here:

$49,215
State:

$77,551

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,144
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $419

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
Lenoir County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 144 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 1998: 152 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1999: 155 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2000: 194 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2001: 150 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2002: 142 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2003: 105 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2004: 89 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2005: 75 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2006: 76 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 38 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2016: 51 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2018: 29 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2019: 40 buildings, average cost: $169,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lenoir, NC residents
Average permit cost in Lenoir, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,216 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $908 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Lenoir, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lenoir, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lenoir, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.4%
Lenoir County:

21.4%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.9% for American Indian residents, 41.8% for other race residents, 53.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 43.1 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 45.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.3 years old, Black residents: 43.5 years old, American Indian residents: 54.2 years old, Asian residents: 60.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.0 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 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

2018 air pollution in Lenoir County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 14.6 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Lenoir, NC
County total employment by year in Lenoir, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Lenoir, NC

Current college students: 2,379
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,656 (34.3% naturalized citizens)

Lenoir County:

4.6%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4352010 or later
  • 9232000 to 2009
  • 4561990 to 1999
  • 4211980 to 1989
  • 1321970 to 1979
  • 183Before 1970

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: 16,564
  • One, attached: 505
  • Two: 1,250
  • 3 or 4: 774
  • 5 to 9: 1,067
  • 10 to 19: 205
  • 20 to 49: 448
  • 50 or more: 653
  • Mobile homes: 6,519
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 114

Housing units in Lenoir County with a mortgage: 7,064 (179 second mortgage, 802 home equity loan, 72 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,972

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lenoir County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from Lenoir County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 211.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 217.2 miles away from Lenoir County center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Dorian, Incident Period: September 1, 2019 - September 9, 2019, FEMA Id: 4465, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018, FEMA Id: 4393, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lenoir County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lenoir

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,825 (81.4%)
  • Carpooled: 3,363 (13.1%)
  • Bus: 108 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 34 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 456 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 84 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 322 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 394 (1.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (62%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Hungary (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lenoir County


  • American (12%)
  • African (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $47,354.

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.95% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($25,353 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($7,363 average AGI)
Lenoir County:

1.31%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pitt County, NC  0.79% ($29,475 average AGI)
from Wayne County, NC  0.63% ($31,200)
from Greene County, NC  0.54% ($27,108)
from Duplin County, NC  0.36% ($29,164)
from Jones County, NC  0.22% ($26,761)
from Craven County, NC  0.18% ($19,833)
from Wake County, NC  0.17% ($34,800)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.31% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($28,171 average AGI)
1.35% relocated to other states ($6,398 average AGI)
Lenoir County:

1.35%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pitt County, NC  1.05% ($32,201 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NC  0.73% ($34,401)
to Greene County, NC  0.46% ($23,284)
to Wake County, NC  0.38% ($51,063)
to Duplin County, NC  0.33% ($26,882)
to Jones County, NC  0.25% ($29,635)
to Onslow County, NC  0.23% ($36,813)

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 2019: 12.2

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 population in Lenoir County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lenoir County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lenoir County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lenoir County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lenoir County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lenoir County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lenoir County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,203)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (893)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (603)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (558)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (554)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (477)
  • Unspecified dementia (393)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (315)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (253)
  • Congestive heart failure (212)

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: 57,990
  • Male householders: 10,505 (3,187 living alone), Female householders: 13,133 (4,266 living alone)
  • 9,905 spouses (9,772 opposite-sex spouses), 1,544 unmarried partners, (1,489 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 15,648 children (14,329 natural, 323 adopted, 1,005 stepchildren), 2,056 grandchildren, 618 brothers or sisters, 742 parents, 23 foster children, 932 other relatives, 1,562 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,362

Size of family households: 7,254 2-persons, 3,260 3-persons, 2,667 4-persons, 1,119 5-persons, 375 6-persons, 286 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,521 1-person, 850 2-persons, 169 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

5,455 married couples with children.
4,897 single-parent households (471 men, 4,426 women).

91.9% of residents of Lenoir speak English at home.
7.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 59% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

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:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • 4622014 or later
  • 3872010 to 2013
  • 2,5332000 to 2009
  • 5,0731990 to 1999
  • 3,9821980 to 1989
  • 5,0641970 to 1979
  • 3,1971960 to 1969
  • 3,5581950 to 1959
  • 1,7171940 to 1949
  • 1,8271939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • 631 room
  • 622 rooms
  • 2493 rooms
  • 1,4694 rooms
  • 2,8995 rooms
  • 3,8466 rooms
  • 1,9297 rooms
  • 1,3688 rooms
  • 2,1109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • 4191 room
  • 3792 rooms
  • 1,0573 rooms
  • 2,8494 rooms
  • 2,2605 rooms
  • 1,2256 rooms
  • 5687 rooms
  • 4158 rooms
  • 3689+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • 57no bedroom
  • 1621 bedroom
  • 2,3362 bedrooms
  • 8,4263 bedrooms
  • 2,4744 bedrooms
  • 5195+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • 429no bedroom
  • 1,1711 bedroom
  • 3,8302 bedrooms
  • 3,3003 bedrooms
  • 7344 bedrooms
  • 845+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lenoir County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lenoir County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lenoir County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 578no vehicle
  • 3,6301 vehicle
  • 5,3202 vehicles
  • 2,8933 vehicles
  • 1,0774 vehicles
  • 5145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lenoir County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lenoir County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,131no vehicle
  • 4,3101 vehicle
  • 2,0682 vehicles
  • 9343 vehicles
  • 1374 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles

84.6% of Lenoir County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in North Carolina.

Lenoir County:

84.6%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 45,019
  • Other state: 9,960
  • Northeast: 3,455
  • Midwest: 1,173
  • South: 4,557
  • West: 770
Year householders moved into unit in Lenoir County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lenoir County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.8%Electricity
  • 18.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.9%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.2%Electricity
  • 18.1%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 796
Here:

13.6%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 305
Here:

10.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 223
Here:

8.3%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lenoir County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,992,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,045,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,803,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,673,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,518,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $834,000
    Other: $646,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $329,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $307,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $605,000
    Other Higher Education: $117,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,598,000
    Other Higher Education: $27,799,000
    Police Protection: $14,256,000
    General - Other: $10,792,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,775,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,829,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,671,000
    Health - Other: $3,736,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,066,000
    Libraries: $2,917,000
    Financial Administration: $1,561,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,258,000
    General Public Buildings: $941,000
    Parks and Recreation: $899,000
    Solid Waste Management: $525,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $430,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $229,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,659,000
    Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,604,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,349,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $306,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,764,000
    Other: $1,170,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,690,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,964,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,535,000
    Sale of Property: $775,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $183,000
    Rents: $175,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,158,000
    Police Protection: $892,000
    Other Higher Education: $705,000
    General - Other: $513,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $118,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,947,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $3,510,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $91,604,000
    Other: $9,589,000
    Public Welfare: $6,762,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,142,000
    General Local Government Support: $215,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,764,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,318,000
    Other Selective Sales: $397,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $322,000
    Other License: $57,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,335,000

Lenoir County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,992,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,045,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,803,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,673,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,518,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $834,000
    Other: $646,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $329,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $307,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $605,000
    Other Higher Education: $117,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,598,000
    Other Higher Education: $27,799,000
    Police Protection: $14,256,000
    General - Other: $10,792,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,775,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,829,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,671,000
    Health - Other: $3,736,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,066,000
    Libraries: $2,917,000
    Financial Administration: $1,561,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,258,000
    General Public Buildings: $941,000
    Parks and Recreation: $899,000
    Solid Waste Management: $525,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $430,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $229,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,659,000
    Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,604,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,349,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $306,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,764,000
    Other: $1,170,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,690,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,964,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,535,000
    Sale of Property: $775,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $183,000
    Rents: $175,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,158,000
    Police Protection: $892,000
    Other Higher Education: $705,000
    General - Other: $513,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $118,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,947,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $3,510,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $91,604,000
    Other: $9,589,000
    Public Welfare: $6,762,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,142,000
    General Local Government Support: $215,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,764,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,318,000
    Other Selective Sales: $397,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $322,000
    Other License: $57,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,335,000

Lenoir County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,992,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,045,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,803,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,673,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,518,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $834,000
    Other: $646,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $329,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $307,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $605,000
    Other Higher Education: $117,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,598,000
    Other Higher Education: $27,799,000
    Police Protection: $14,256,000
    General - Other: $10,792,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,775,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,829,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,671,000
    Health - Other: $3,736,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,066,000
    Libraries: $2,917,000
    Financial Administration: $1,561,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,258,000
    General Public Buildings: $941,000
    Parks and Recreation: $899,000
    Solid Waste Management: $525,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $430,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $229,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,659,000
    Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,604,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,349,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $306,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,764,000
    Other: $1,170,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,690,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,964,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,535,000
    Sale of Property: $775,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $183,000
    Rents: $175,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,158,000
    Police Protection: $892,000
    Other Higher Education: $705,000
    General - Other: $513,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $118,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,947,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $3,510,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $91,604,000
    Other: $9,589,000
    Public Welfare: $6,762,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,142,000
    General Local Government Support: $215,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,764,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,318,000
    Other Selective Sales: $397,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $322,000
    Other License: $57,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,335,000

Lenoir County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,992,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,045,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,803,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,673,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,518,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $834,000
    Other: $646,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $329,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $307,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $605,000
    Other Higher Education: $117,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,598,000
    Other Higher Education: $27,799,000
    Police Protection: $14,256,000
    General - Other: $10,792,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,775,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,829,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,671,000
    Health - Other: $3,736,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,066,000
    Libraries: $2,917,000
    Financial Administration: $1,561,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,258,000
    General Public Buildings: $941,000
    Parks and Recreation: $899,000
    Solid Waste Management: $525,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $430,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $229,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,659,000
    Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,604,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,349,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $306,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,764,000
    Other: $1,170,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,690,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,964,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,535,000
    Sale of Property: $775,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $183,000
    Rents: $175,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,158,000
    Police Protection: $892,000
    Other Higher Education: $705,000
    General - Other: $513,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $118,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,947,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $3,510,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $91,604,000
    Other: $9,589,000
    Public Welfare: $6,762,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,142,000
    General Local Government Support: $215,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,764,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,318,000
    Other Selective Sales: $397,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $322,000
    Other License: $57,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $48,335,000

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
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+)"