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Lenoir County, North Carolina

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Lenoir County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 55,122
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
54,895
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
54,499
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
55,123
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
55,123
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
-0.4%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 55,122
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 59,495
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.7%
Female persons, percent
52.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
54.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
41.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
47.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 4,151
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 26,808
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 58.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $101,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,180
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $436
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $792
Building permits, 2022 294
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 22,665
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 88.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 8.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 88.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 82.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 15.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 16.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 55.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 50.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 94,172
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 323,849
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 83,007
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 760,197
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,421
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 23.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $43,063
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $26,697
Persons in poverty, percent
21.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 1,179
Total employment, 2021 24,501
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 1,016,213
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 3.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 3,375
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,150
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 600
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 252
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 96
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 877
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 849
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 138.1
Population per square mile, 2010 148.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 399.09
Land area in square miles, 2010 400.59
FIPS Code 37107
Value Notes

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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