Lenoir, North Carolina Population 2024

18,177

Lenoir is a city located in Caldwell County North Carolina. Lenoir has a 2024 population of 18,177. Lenoir is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually and its population has decreased by -0.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,350 in 2020.

The average household income in Lenoir is $59,582 with a poverty rate of 16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lenoir is 43.2 years, 39.1 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Lenoir Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lenoir was:

  • White: 72.03%
  • Black or African American: 14.09%
  • Other race: 8.4%
  • Two or more races: 4.92%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
20.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
879.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.94% (-173)
The current population of Lenoir, North Carolina is 18,177 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,350.

Lenoir, North Carolina Population 2024

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Lenoir Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,18272.03%
Black or African American2,57814.09%
Other race1,5378.4%
Two or more races9004.92%
Asian890.49%
Native American150.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lenoir Population by Race

Lenoir Population Pyramid 2024

Lenoir Median Age

43.2

Total

39.1

Male

46.3

Female

Lenoir Adults

There are 14,562 adults, (3,877 of whom are seniors) in Lenoir.

Lenoir Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Lenoir Sex Ratio

Female10,05054.92%
Male8,25145.08%

Lenoir Population by Age

Lenoir Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,6122.3364.135.9
Non Family3,1441.075149
Married2,7683.2882.917.1
Female1,3933.1458.541.5
Male307352.147.9
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3.14

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lenoir Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lenoir Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lenoir Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.7%.

Lenoir Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,700

Average Earnings

$43,924

Average Male

$31,141

Average Female

Lenoir Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lenoir Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lenoir Language

89.35% of Lenoir residents speak only English, while 10.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10% of the population.

Lenoir Language

Lenoir Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,6161,48711.79%
Black2,41568028.16%
Hispanic2,13250623.73%
Other1,52034522.7%
Multiple86121324.74%
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16%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.86%

Male Poverty Rate

16.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lenoir

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lenoir is Black, with 28.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lenoir is White, with 11.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.32%.

Lenoir Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.13%
Some College11.9%
High School11.26%
Bachelors or Greater1.2%
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Lenoir Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.03%
Female Unemployed48.86%
Female Employed8.28%
Male Employed3.07%
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Lenoir Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lenoir Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lenoir Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lenoir Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lenoir Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lenoir Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lenoir Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,004

Number of Veterans

928

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

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Lenoir Veterans by War

count

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Lenoir Veterans by Age

count

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Lenoir Veterans by Race

Lenoir Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lenoir Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lenoir Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lenoir Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lenoir Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.02%

Born in Lenoir

94.6%

Native Born

5.4%

Foreign Born

4.05%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.6% of Lenoir residents were born in the United States, with 72.02% having been born in North Carolina. 4.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lenoir Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,982-39-0.22%
202818,021-39-0.22%
202718,060-39-0.22%
202618,099-39-0.22%
202518,138-39-0.21%
202418,177-39-0.21%
202318,216-39-0.21%
202218,255-39-0.21%
202118,294-56-0.31%
202018,3503952.2%
201917,955300.17%
201817,92580.04%
201717,91780.04%
201617,909980.55%
201517,811-58-0.32%
201417,869-91-0.51%
201317,960-11-0.06%
201217,971-104-0.58%
201118,075-144-0.79%
201018,2191,4268.49%
200016,7932,60118.33%
199014,1924443.23%
198013,748-957-6.51%
197014,7054,44843.37%
196010,2572,36930.03%
19507,8882903.82%
19407,5981,06616.32%
19306,5322,81475.69%
19203,71835410.52%
19103,364
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Lenoir Population by Year