Lenoir County, North Carolina Population 2018

Lenoir County, North Carolina's estimated population is 56,883 with a growth rate of -2.50% 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
201756,883-1,460-2.50%
201658,3439111.59%
201657,432-694-1.19%
201558,126-271-0.46%
201458,397-434-0.74%
201358,831-333-0.56%
201259,164-277-0.47%
201159,441-58-0.10%
201059,4992,2253.88%
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
White32,054
Black or African American22,838
Two or More Races2,034
Some Other Race825
Asian333
American Indian and Alaska Native209
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lenoir County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lenoir County, North Carolina Median Age

42.1


Total

39.6


Male

44.3


Female

Lenoir County, North Carolina Adults

There are 45,041 adults, (10,443 of which are seniors) in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lenoir County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

30,480

52.24%

Male

27,863

47.76%

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
Married77.6%22.4%
Male63.2%36.8%
All61.8%38.2%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
Female41.3%58.7%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lenoir County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0152.4861.8
Married9,9593.1377.6
Non Family7,9381.1651.7
Female3,8643.3241.3
Male1,2543.0663.2

3.08

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lenoir County, North Carolina Households

Lenoir County, North Carolina Education

Lenoir County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4828.65%
9th to 12th Grade4,46011.08%
High School Graduate12,67831.49%
Some College9,74524.21%
Associates Degree4,38410.89%
Bachelors Degree3,6389.04%
Graduate Degree1,8704.65%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,82719,0253,863
Black15,06811,6761,355
Hispanic2,24557427
Multiple Races97985295
Other Race602116
Asian212168131
Native American17613444
Islander3434

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 islander people with a rate of 61.79%.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,665$30,177$24,322
Less Than High School$16,293$17,364$10,461
High School Grad$23,436$26,164$19,179
Some College$29,605$32,673$24,258
Bachelors Degree$41,349$47,446$38,608
Graduate Degree$54,655$75,546$51,591

$26,665

Average Earnings

$30,177

Average Male

$24,322

Average Female

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language by Age

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language

92.26% of Lenoir County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.74% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.55% of the population.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,2256,82630.71%
White28,6942,8449.91%
Hispanic4,1952,42957.90%
Multiple1,99497648.95%
Other82038747.20%
Native1932814.51%
Islander341338.24%

22.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.90%

Male Poverty Rate

23.17%

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 57.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina is White, with 9.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.44%.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.39%
High School18.87%
Some College13.36%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.72%
Male Unemployed28.46%
Male Employed13.29%
Female Employed10.33%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Income

Lenoir County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,956$51,102
Families$47,157$61,966
Married Families$58,921$74,333
Non Families$20,699$28,156

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by War

3,908

Number of Veterans

3,579

Male Veterans

329

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,631
First Gulf War719
Korea401
Second Gulf War372
World War II112

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,109
55 to 641,008
35 to 54953
75+707
18 to 34131

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2388.78%
Black1,5228.86%
2 or More1109.27%
Hispanic461.80%
Indian3818.63%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment Status

Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment by Age

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990