Lenoir County NC Information


Lenoir County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 58,621
Daytime Population: Workers 27,958
Daytime Population: Residents 34,020
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 61,978
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 57,420
Population in Familes 46,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,201
Population Density2 146
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $36,341
Average Household Income $50,599
Per Capita Income $20,900


Total Housing Units 27,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,023 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,677 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,665 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $101,376
Average Home Value $124,221


Total Households 23,700
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 15,322
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 -0.2% -0.34%
Households -0.36% -0.45%
Families -0.54% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.94%


Lenoir County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lenoir County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 49 52nd
Population Density # 40 61st
Diversity Index # 17 83rd
Median Household Income # 74 27th
Per Capita Income # 74 27th

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