Lenoir County, North Carolina Population 2019

Lenoir County, North Carolina's estimated population is 56,641 with a growth rate of -1.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lenoir County, North Carolina is the 49th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201855,976-665-1.17%
201756,641-622-1.09%
201657,263-731-1.26%
201557,994-267-0.46%
201458,261-476-0.81%
201358,737-378-0.64%
201259,115-294-0.49%
201159,409-83-0.14%
201059,4922,2183.87%
199057,274-2,545-4.25%
198059,8194,6158.36%
197055,204-72-0.13%
196055,2769,32320.29%
195045,9534,74211.51%
194041,2115,49515.39%
193035,7166,16120.85%
192029,5556,78629.80%
191022,7694,13022.16%
190018,6393,76025.27%
189014,879-465-3.03%
188015,3444,91047.06%
187010,4342142.09%
186010,2202,39230.56%
18507,8282232.93%
18407,605-118-1.53%
18307,72392413.59%
18206,7991,22722.02%
18105,5721,56739.13%
18004,0050.00%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White31,894
Black or African American22,791
Two or More Races1,879
Some Other Race791
Asian319
American Indian and Alaska Native222
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander38

Lenoir County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Lenoir County, North Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

39.7


Male

44.4


Female

Lenoir County, North Carolina Adults

There are 44,852 adults, (10,749 of whom are seniors) in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Age Dependency

69.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lenoir County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

30,233

52.19%

Male

27,701

47.81%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Households and Families

Lenoir County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lenoir County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
Male66.1%33.9%
All60.1%39.9%
Non Family50.5%49.5%
Female39.5%60.5%

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,2632.4360.1
Married10,1593.0475.4
Non Family7,9771.1650.5
Female4,0833.2639.5
Male1,0443.0766.1

3.02

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lenoir County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3798.41%
9th to 12th Grade4,61211.48%
High School Graduate12,81631.90%
Some College9,42223.45%
Associates Degree4,54611.31%
Bachelors Degree3,5168.75%
Graduate Degree1,8894.70%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,59118,6003,670
Black15,21612,0081,466
Hispanic2,34170523
Multiple Races818702108
Other Race466115
Asian233151108
Native American19613134
Islander2121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,765$29,710$25,171
Less Than High School$16,620$17,424$12,819
High School Grad$23,230$26,652$18,187
Some College$30,448$33,511$26,436
Bachelors Degree$40,065$47,974$36,509
Graduate Degree$54,246$77,654$46,010

$26,765

Average Earnings

$29,710

Average Male

$25,171

Average Female

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language by Age

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language

91.81% of Lenoir County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.07% of the population.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,2056,88130.99%
White28,2552,6619.42%
Hispanic4,3092,48657.69%
Multiple1,84193750.90%
Other76936847.85%
Native2108138.57%

22.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.27%

Male Poverty Rate

23.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 57.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina is White, with 9.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.89%
High School17.86%
Some College13.51%
Bachelors or Greater5.44%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.20%
Male Unemployed26.52%
Male Employed14.27%
Female Employed9.29%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Income

Lenoir County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,515$52,611
Families$48,262$64,139
Married Families$61,796$77,920
Non Families$19,851$28,238

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans

3,999

Number of Veterans

3,675

Male Veterans

324

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,715
First Gulf War658
Second Gulf War495
Korea394
World War II74

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2298.75%
Black1,6969.81%
2 or More706.98%
Hispanic461.72%
Indian41.82%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment Status

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

11.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lenoir County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kinston2174820923-825-3.79%
La Grange28162682-134-4.76%
Grifton 26152661461.76%
Pink Hill548524-24-4.38%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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