Lenoir County, North Carolina Population 2020

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%

How Many People Live in Lenoir County, North Carolina?

56,641

Lenoir County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,47555.00%
Black or African American22,53639.38%
Two or More Races2,0443.57%
Some Other Race7171.25%
Asian2660.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native1710.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.03%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Lenoir County, North Carolina Median Age

42.2


Total

39.8


Male

44.8


Female

Lenoir County, North Carolina Adults

There are 44,310 adults, (10,956 of whom are seniors) in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lenoir County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

29,836

52.14%

Male

27,391

47.86%

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
Married76.3%23.7%
All59.4%40.6%
Male54.2%45.8%
Non Family51.3%48.7%
Female36.3%63.7%

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,1212.4259.4
Married9,8513.0276.3
Non Family7,9321.1651.3
Female4,1673.2436.3
Male1,1712.9154.2

2.98

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lenoir County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9937.52%
9th to 12th Grade4,80712.07%
High School Graduate12,80032.15%
Some College8,91322.39%
Associates Degree4,51711.34%
Bachelors Degree3,9649.96%
Graduate Degree1,8214.57%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,28318,2763,904
Black15,27012,2061,655
Hispanic2,35882132
Multiple Races772622130
Other Race36160
Asian1889124
Native American16712249
Islander88

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 native american people with a rate of 29.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,423$30,275$26,139
Less Than High School$19,208$19,642$15,278
High School Grad$25,104$27,772$18,829
Some College$30,239$33,777$26,700
Bachelors Degree$41,257$50,948$37,761
Graduate Degree$56,994$75,625$53,750

$27,423

Average Earnings

$30,275

Average Male

$26,139

Average Female

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language by Age

Lenoir County, North Carolina Language

91.95% of Lenoir County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.27% of the population.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty

Lenoir County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,0186,60129.98%
White27,7093,01910.90%
Hispanic4,3102,28152.92%
Multiple1,9991,28764.38%
Other69833447.85%
Native1527448.68%

22.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.56%

Male Poverty Rate

25.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 64.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lenoir County, North Carolina is White, with 10.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.19%
High School16.81%
Some College15.63%
Bachelors or Greater5.55%

Lenoir County, North Carolina Income

Lenoir County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,387$53,773
Families$47,842$64,092
Married Families$64,104$79,126
Non Families$21,115$31,171

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

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 55-64.

Lenoir County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans

4,125

Number of Veterans

3,793

Male Veterans

332

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,753
First Gulf War682
Second Gulf War614
Korea397
World War II126
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3719.41%
Black1,7089.87%
Hispanic1033.87%
2 or More424.62%
Indian42.40%

$Lenoir County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Employment Status

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

12.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lenoir County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.06%

Born in North Carolina

95.68%

Native Born

4.32%

Foreign Born

3.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.68% of Lenoir County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 78.06% having been born in North Carolina. 3.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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