Lenoir, NC

Lenoir, situated in Caldwell County, is a city made up of 19.7 square miles.

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The town is named in honor of William Lenoir, who settled north of Lenoir. The town was founded in 1791.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Lenoir is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $19,000.

The average price for a home in Lenoir is about $104,000 (2015) which is $56,000 less than the North Carolina Average.

Expect to pay about $550 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Lenoir is 76% White, 13% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 10% other.

77% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

42% are married, 17% are divorced, 4% are separated, 13% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Caldwell County

Lenoir belongs to Caldwell County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after Joseph Caldwell, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Caldwell County has a population of 83,000 and its largest city Lenoir, with a population of 18,000, is the county seat.

In 1841, the county was formed from parts of Wilkes and Burke counties.

Caldwell County borders Avery, Burke, Catawba, Alexander, Wilkes, and Watauga counties.

Caldwell County is made up of 474 square miles. 472 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.

Population

The population of Lenoir, NC is about 18,200. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1870s.

Elevation

The elevation of Lenoir, NC is 1,168 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Lenoir, NC are 28633 and 28645.

Area Code

The area code for Lenoir, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Lenoir and Caldwell County have voted mostly Republican, with 67% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 42% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 56% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Lenoir is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Production, maintenance, and management make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

News Topic and The Caldwell Journal are the primary newspapers that cover the Caldwell County area.


 

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