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Lenoir, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lenoir had a population of 17,708 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lenoir is located at latitude 35.9057 and longitude -81.527 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lenoir (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Lenoir has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lenoir population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lenoir: Tuckers Barn.

City of Lenoir, NC Boundary Map

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Lenoir, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,708
Population in Households 17,200
Population in Familes 13,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 508
Population Density1 902
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,418
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,618
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,394 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,024 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,153 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $127,504
Average Home Value $158,280
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,894
Average Household Income $40,611
Per Capita Income $17,189
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.55% -0.29%
Households -0.45% -0.28%
Families -0.41% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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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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, 2015 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 # 52 93rd
Population Density1 # 265 64th
Diversity Index2 # 356 52nd
Median Household Income # 673 9th
Per Capita Income # 599 19th

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