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Lenoir County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2021: 56,327 (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: 141 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lenoir County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.1%), Manufacturing (18.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lenoir County, NC (2021)
    • 26,80747.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 21,09537.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,6888.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,8525.1%Two or more races
    • 4330.8%Asian alone
    • 760.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 280.05%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.3 years
North Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 27,161  (48.2%)
Females: 29,166  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Lenoir County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $42,080 ($31,191 in 1999)
This county:

$42,080
North Carolina:

$61,972

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $379, upper quartile is $679)
This county:

$515
State:

$850


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $109,874 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Lenoir:

$109,874
North Carolina:

$236,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,495 - $164,634

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $170,139
Here:

$170,139
State:

$316,354

Townhouses or other attached units: $155,396
Here:

$155,396
State:

$269,203

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,357
Here:

$175,357
State:

$189,814

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,360
Here:

$136,360
State:

$258,822

Mobile homes: $52,182
Here:

$52,182
State:

$90,232

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,106
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $411

Institutionalized population: 488

Crime in 2018 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 80
  • Thefts: 97
  • Auto thefts: 13

Crime in 2017 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 66
  • Burglaries: 182
  • Thefts: 251
  • Auto thefts: 23
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 50 buildings, average cost: $241,800
  • 2020: 51 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2019: 40 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2018: 29 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2016: 51 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2015: 38 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2014: 30 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 2013: 43 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2006: 76 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2005: 75 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2004: 89 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2003: 105 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2002: 142 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2001: 150 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2000: 194 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 1999: 155 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 1998: 152 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1997: 144 buildings, average cost: $99,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Lenoir, NC residents
Average permit cost in Lenoir, NC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,184 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $806 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Lenoir, NC in 2021
Distribution of house value in Lenoir, NC in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lenoir, NC in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 22.8%
Lenoir County:

22.8%
North Carolina:

13.4%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for Black residents, 34.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.6% for American Indian residents, 28.5% for other race residents, 35.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 43.3 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 45.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.4 years old, Black residents: 44.4 years old, American Indian residents: 48.9 years old, Asian residents: 45.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.6 years old, Other race residents: 22.7 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

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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 March 2023:
Here:

3.5%
North Carolina:

3.5%

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: 80.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,251 (49.9% naturalized citizens)

Lenoir County:

4.0%
Whole state:

8.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3312010 or later
  • 6102000 to 2009
  • 7041990 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: 15,948
  • One, attached: 446
  • Two: 1,462
  • 3 or 4: 940
  • 5 to 9: 780
  • 10 to 19: 360
  • 20 to 49: 366
  • 50 or more: 618
  • Mobile homes: 6,234
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 118

Housing units in Lenoir County with a mortgage: 6,075 (546 second mortgage, 59 home equity loan, 454 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 83

Here:

6.7% with mortgage
State:

96.8% 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 2021 - Lenoir

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,499 (76.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,271 (9.3%)
  • Bus: 78 (0.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 29 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 288 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 60 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 207 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,179 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (53%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Romania (7%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Chile (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lenoir County


  • English (13%)
  • American (11%)
  • African (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • 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 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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $50,999.

6.16% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($36,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
North Carolina average:

8.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.60% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($25,921 average AGI)
1.56% relocated from other states ($10,211 average AGI)
Lenoir County:

1.56%
North Carolina average:

4.18%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Wayne County, NC  1.00% ($35,756 average AGI)
from Pitt County, NC  0.89% ($37,652)
from Greene County, NC  0.35% ($29,535)
from Duplin County, NC  0.31% ($37,226)
from Craven County, NC  0.27% ($28,145)
from Onslow County, NC  0.25% ($33,060)
from Wake County, NC  0.23% ($42,404)


6.53% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($40,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
North Carolina average:

7.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.99% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($31,344 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($9,144 average AGI)
Lenoir County:

1.54%
North Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Pitt County, NC  1.00% ($40,527 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NC  0.83% ($40,671)
to Greene County, NC  0.42% ($35,718)
to Duplin County, NC  0.35% ($35,686)
to Craven County, NC  0.33% ($46,591)
to Wake County, NC  0.33% ($30,742)
to Jones County, NC  0.19% ($39,615)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 12.4

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: 56,327
  • Male householders: 10,337 (4,092 living alone), Female householders: 13,286 (4,241 living alone)
  • 8,700 spouses (8,610 opposite-sex spouses), 1,559 unmarried partners, (1,463 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 15,414 children (14,649 natural, 210 adopted, 557 stepchildren), 1,829 grandchildren, 669 brothers or sisters, 722 parents, 0 foster children, 1,303 other relatives, 1,464 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,128

Size of family households: 6,423 2-persons, 2,931 3-persons, 2,842 4-persons, 1,339 5-persons, 298 6-persons, 197 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,333 1-person, 1,095 2-persons, 109 3-persons, 11 5-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

5,227 married couples with children.
5,413 single-parent households (323 men, 5,090 women).

92.2% of residents of Lenoir speak English at home.
6.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 62% speak English not 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:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • 02020 or later
  • 1,4452010 to 2019
  • 2,4802000 to 2009
  • 4,5591990 to 1999
  • 3,4821980 to 1989
  • 4,6181970 to 1979
  • 3,2721960 to 1969
  • 3,2211950 to 1959
  • 1,6251940 to 1949
  • 1,6871939 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
  • 251 room
  • 1042 rooms
  • 4113 rooms
  • 1,5824 rooms
  • 3,0355 rooms
  • 3,2646 rooms
  • 2,0877 rooms
  • 1,4038 rooms
  • 1,8619+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • 5111 room
  • 4522 rooms
  • 9993 rooms
  • 2,9104 rooms
  • 2,5115 rooms
  • 1,0006 rooms
  • 6227 rooms
  • 4208 rooms
  • 2299+ 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
  • 30no bedroom
  • 3251 bedroom
  • 2,6242 bedrooms
  • 8,0103 bedrooms
  • 2,3524 bedrooms
  • 4155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lenoir County, North Carolina
  • 527no bedroom
  • 1,1781 bedroom
  • 3,9152 bedrooms
  • 3,3443 bedrooms
  • 6654 bedrooms
  • 565+ 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
  • 393no vehicle
  • 3,9321 vehicle
  • 4,9612 vehicles
  • 2,9683 vehicles
  • 1,0704 vehicles
  • 4785+ 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
  • 1,698no vehicle
  • 4,6891 vehicle
  • 2,2322 vehicles
  • 7603 vehicles
  • 2524 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles

86.2% of Lenoir County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in North Carolina.

Lenoir County:

86.2%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 42,833
  • Other state: 10,299
  • Northeast: 2,461
  • Midwest: 1,716
  • South: 5,467
  • West: 662
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
  • 69.5%Electricity
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.9%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.6%Electricity
  • 17.2%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 984
Here:

16.9%
North Carolina:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 411
Here:

13.2%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 170
Here:

9.0%
North Carolina:

17.5%

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:

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $107,000
    Health - Other: $77,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $206,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $4,000
    Royalties: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,192,000
    General Local Government Support: $278,000
    General Local Government Support: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,584,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,651,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,150,000
    Property: $2,554,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $103,000
    Public Utility License: $80,000
    Public Utility License: $48,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,028,000
    : $1,940,000

Lenoir County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $107,000
    Health - Other: $77,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $206,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $4,000
    Royalties: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,192,000
    General Local Government Support: $278,000
    General Local Government Support: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,584,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,651,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,150,000
    Property: $2,554,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $103,000
    Public Utility License: $80,000
    Public Utility License: $48,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,028,000
    : $1,940,000

Lenoir County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $107,000
    Health - Other: $77,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $206,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $4,000
    Royalties: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,192,000
    General Local Government Support: $278,000
    General Local Government Support: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,584,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,651,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,150,000
    Property: $2,554,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $103,000
    Public Utility License: $80,000
    Public Utility License: $48,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,028,000
    : $1,940,000

Lenoir County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $107,000
    Health - Other: $77,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $206,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $4,000
    Royalties: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,192,000
    General Local Government Support: $278,000
    General Local Government Support: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,584,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,651,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,150,000
    Property: $2,554,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $103,000
    Public Utility License: $80,000
    Public Utility License: $48,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,028,000
    : $1,940,000

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+)"