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Lenoir, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lenoir had a population of 17,928 as of July 1, 2017.

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 (GNIS ID: 2404911) 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.

The City of Lenoir is located within Township of Lower Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caldwell County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lenoir: Tuckers Barn.

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Lenoir, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,928
Daytime Population: Workers 16,618
Daytime Population: Residents 10,582
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,200
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 17,402
Population in Familes 13,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 526
Population Density2 913
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $33,593
Average Household Income $50,359
Per Capita Income $21,662


Total Housing Units 8,597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,356 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,116 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,125 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $119,159
Average Home Value $154,969


Total Households 7,472
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,632
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.22% -0.29%
Households -0.21% -0.31%
Families -0.24% -0.43%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2017 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 Density # 256 65th
Diversity Index # 357 52nd
Median Household Income # 585 21st
Per Capita Income # 421 43rd

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