Lenoir, NC
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Lenoir is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,888 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lenoir is the 49th largest community in North Carolina.

Lenoir is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lenoir is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lenoir who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), sales jobs (9.57%), and management occupations (6.68%).

Also of interest is that Lenoir has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lenoir is worth considering.

The percentage of adults in Lenoir with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.29% of adults in Lenoir have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lenoir in 2010 was $18,506, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,024 for a family of four.

Lenoir is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lenoir home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lenoir residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lenoir also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lenoir include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Lenoir is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.