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.

When you are in Lenoir, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.13% of Lenoir’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (12.34%), sales jobs (9.38%), and management occupations (6.81%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lenoir has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lenoir a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Lenoir rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.58% of adults 25 and older in Lenoir have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Lenoir in 2010 was $17,895, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,580 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. Important ancestries of people in Lenoir include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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