Lenoir City, TN
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Lenoir City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 9,091 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lenoir City is the 66th largest community in Tennessee.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lenoir City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.49% of the Lenoir City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lenoir City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lenoir City who work in sales jobs (13.09%), office and administrative support (9.14%), and food service (9.05%).

Of important note, Lenoir City is also a city of artists. Lenoir City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lenoir City’s character.

Lenoir City is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The rate of college-level education in Lenoir City is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.15% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lenoir City in 2010 was $18,255, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,020 for a family of four. Lenoir City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.15% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Lenoir City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lenoir City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lenoir City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lenoir City include English, German, Scots-Irish, and Ugandan.

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