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Lenoir, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Lenoir is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lenoir.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Caldwell County at latitude 35.914 and longitude -81.539. Caldwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lenoir (see map) encompass a land area of 19.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lenoir: Tuckers Barn.

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Lenoir, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lenoir to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 93rd
Population Density1 # 265 64th
Diversity Index2 # 348 53rd
Median Household Income # 630 15th
Per Capita Income # 562 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Lenoir, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,662
Population in Households 17,134
Population in Familes 13,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 528
Population Density1 899
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,387
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,597
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,400 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,988 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,182 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $129,506
Average Home Value $158,619
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,141
Average Household Income $41,775
Per Capita Income $17,645
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.74% -0.32%
Households -0.65% -0.31%
Families -0.61% -0.43%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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