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Lenoir, NC
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Lenoir profile

Living in Lenoir

Lenoir is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 18,255 people and 11 associated neighborhoods, Lenoir is the 56th largest community in North Carolina.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.40% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

As is often the case in a small city, Lenoir doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Lenoir is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.44% of adults 25 and older in Lenoir have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lenoir in 2018 was $25,697, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,788 for a family of four. However, Lenoir contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 11.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lenoir include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch.

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