Lenoir, NC

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Living in Lenoir

Lenoir is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,913 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. 36.41% 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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lenoir who work in sales jobs (12.22%), office and administrative support (9.50%), and food service (8.84%).

Being a small city, Lenoir does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Lenoir citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.17% of adults 25 and older in Lenoir have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lenoir in 2018 was $20,518, 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 $82,072 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 10.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lenoir include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.

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