Lenoir County, North Carolina Population 2022

Lenoir County, North Carolina's estimated population is 55,826 with a growth rate of -0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lenoir County, North Carolina is the 51st largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 59,488 and has seen a growth of -6.16% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18004,0050.00%
18105,5721,56739.13%
18206,7991,22722.02%
18307,72392413.59%
18407,605-118-1.53%
18507,8282232.93%
186010,2202,39230.56%
187010,4342142.09%
188015,3444,91047.06%
189014,879-465-3.03%
190018,6393,76025.27%
191022,7694,13022.16%
192029,5556,78629.80%
193035,7166,16120.85%
194041,2115,49515.39%
195045,9534,74211.51%
196055,2769,32320.29%
197055,204-72-0.13%
198059,8194,6158.36%
199057,274-2,545-4.25%
201059,4882,2143.87%
201159,411-77-0.13%
201259,114-297-0.50%
201358,732-382-0.65%
201458,255-477-0.81%
201557,981-274-0.47%
201657,240-741-1.28%
201756,622-618-1.08%
201855,990-632-1.12%
201955,949-41-0.07%
202055,908-41-0.07%
202155,867-41-0.07%
202255,826-41-0.07%
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Lenoir County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,87553.02%
Black or African American21,87138.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1130.20%
Asian1950.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander500.09%
Some Other Race1,6482.92%
Two or More Races2,5984.61%
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Lenoir County, North Carolina Population by Race

Lenoir County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Median Age

42.3


Total

39.6


Male

45


Female

Lenoir County, North Carolina Adults

There are 43,590 adults, (11,109 of whom are seniors) in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lenoir County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

29,170

51.77%

Male

27,180

48.23%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.2%22.8%
All56.9%43.1%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
Male40.3%59.7%
Female37.7%62.3%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lenoir County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,4942.3456.9
Married9,2243.0977.2
Male9233.1340.3
Female3,8753.2637.7
Non Family9,4721.1746.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4606.26%
9th to 12th Grade4,95712.62%
High School Graduate12,58132.02%
Some College8,40121.38%
Associates Degree4,79412.20%
Bachelors Degree4,31410.98%
Graduate Degree1,7834.54%
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Lenoir County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lenoir County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian525212
White20,85317,8174,239
Native American1089418
Black15,35812,2781,727
2+ Races89476379
Hispanic2,3691,06846
Other Race838867
Islander5036

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 23.08%.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,593$33,553$27,477
Less Than 9th Grade$21,318$21,982$16,926
High School Graduate$27,934$31,809$25,055
Some College$30,842$37,872$27,047
Bachelors Degree$44,284$58,645$36,582
Graduate Degree$54,476$80,938$49,000

$30,593

Average Earnings

$33,553

Average Male

$27,477

Average Female

Lenoir County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Language

92.75% of Lenoir County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.65% of the population.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1074642.99%
Multiple2,5881,09742.39%
Hispanic4,3931,59336.26%
Black21,4236,16928.80%
White26,9733,48512.92%
Asian1171210.26%
Other415NaN%

21.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.65%

Male Poverty Rate

24.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina is Native, with 42.99% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.08%.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.99%
High School19.37%
Some College14.79%
Bachelors or Greater8.15%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.65%
Male Unemployed38.06%
Female Employed9.53%
Female Unemployed57.52%

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

Lenoir County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,923$56,328
Families$53,964$71,117
Married Families$72,697-
Non Families$23,760$32,360
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Income by Household Type

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Marriage

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

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status

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4,529

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War765
First Gulf War1,027
Vietnam1,809
Korea393
World War II110

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34295
35 to 541,008
55 to 641,080
65 to 741,063
75+1,083

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,40510.05%
Black2,03411.84%
2+ Races908.04%
Hispanic1214.54%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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10.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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57.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.04%

Born in Lenoir County, North Carolina

95.97%

Native Born

4.03%

Foreign Born

2.40%

Non Citizen

1.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.97% of Lenoir County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 77.04% having been born in North Carolina. 2.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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