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Population (year 2000): 16,793. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,912 (+6.7% change)
Males: 8,005 (47.7%), Females: 8,788 (52.3%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $29,369 (year 2000)
Median house value: $79,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Lenoir:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.2%)
  • Black (14.7%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Other race (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)

Ancestries: United States (22.8%), German (9.3%), English (7.4%), Irish (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Scottish (2.2%).North Carolina

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 16.6 square miles

Lenoir,

For population 25 years and over in Lenoir

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lenoir city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

3.1% Foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +70 (+0.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (51.2 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (68.3 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (522.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mountain, NC (4.1 miles Cajah's NC (5.1 miles Gamewell, NC Hudson, (5.1 miles Rock, NC (5.2 miles Cedar NC (7.1 miles Sawmills, Falls, NC (10.0 miles Granite College, NC (11.2 miles Rutherford Springs, NC (11.5 miles Connelly


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 1999: 0 buildings

Latitude: 35.91 N, Longitude: 81.53 W

Area code: 828


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (41.3%), Educational,health and social services (14.4%), Retail trade (12.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,979 (+77.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,632 (62.2%)


 

Crime in Lenoir by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 1 1 2 1
    per 100,000 0.0 11.9 6.0 6.0 11.9 6.0
Rapes 10 3 1 1 0 2
    per 100,000 59.5 17.9 6.0 6.0 0.0 11.9
Robberies 32 20 22 24 5 8
    per 100,000 190.6 119.1 131.0 142.9 29.8 47.6
Assaults 60 56 36 20 24 34
    per 100,000 357.3 333.5 214.4 119.1 142.9 202.5
Burglaries 199 174 159 131 159 153
    per 100,000 1185.0 1036.1 946.8 780.1 946.8 911.1
Thefts 647 622 584 501 556 511
    per 100,000 3852.8 3703.9 3477.6 2983.4 3310.9 3042.9
Auto thefts 34 38 42 30 35 45
    per 100,000 202.5 226.3 250.1 178.6 208.4 268.0
405.7 360.3 315.9 263.3 264.8 272.4

Average climate in Lenoir, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lenoir,

Lenoir-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Lenoir city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 tornado 17.5 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

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Hospital/medical center in Lenoir:
  • CALDWELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (321 MULBERRY ST SW)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lenoir:
  • VALDESE GENERAL HOSPITAL INC (about 12 miles; VALDESE, NC)
  • FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; HICKORY, NC)
  • BROUGHTON HOSP (about 18 miles; MORGANTON, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lenoir:
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 16 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 64 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 72 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lenoir:
  • MORGANTON-LENOIR (about 8 miles; MORGANTON, NC; ID: MRN)
  • GRACE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL (about 16 miles; MORGANTON, NC; ID: NC1)
  • WILSON'S (about 22 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: E40)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 54 $145,176 $32,261 0 $0
Police - Other 16 $35,772 $26,829 2 $1,038
Other Government Administration 10 $35,725 $42,870 1 $1,375
Firefighters 64 $143,425 $26,892 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,334 $28,008 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 27 $56,125 $24,944 10 $6,299
Parks and Recreation 18 $36,859 $24,572 13 $4,621
Water Supply 28 $54,504 $23,358 0 $0
Streets and Highways 20 $44,114 $26,468 0 $0
Sewerage 20 $46,819 $28,091 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $15,945 $38,268 4 $2,535
Solid Waste Management 28 $54,504 $23,358 0 $0
Totals for Government 291 $671,303 $27,682 30 $15,868
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lenoir:
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; HICKORY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; BOONE, NC; FT enrollment: 12,245)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 47 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
Public high schools in Lenoir:
  • WEST CALDWELL HIGH (Students: 1,024; Location: 300 W CALDWELL DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HIBRITEN HIGH (Students: 1,009; Location: 550 EAST BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Lenoir:
  • NEW BEGINNG CHRISTIAN ACAMEY (Students: 35; Location: 4415 CALICO ROAD HWY 18; Grades: 2 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lenoir:
  • GAMEWELL ELEMENTARY (Students: 607; Location: 2904 MORGANTON BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GAMEWELL MIDDLE (Students: 599; Location: 3210 GAMEWELL SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILLIAM LENOIR MIDDLE (Students: 508; Location: 332 GREENHAVEN DRIVE NW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DAVENPORT ELEMENTARY (Students: 455; Location: 901 COLLEGE AVENUE SW; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LOWER CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 401; Location: 630 LOWER CREEK DRIVE NE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 400; Location: 1350 YADKIN RIVER ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WHITNEL FOUR SEASONS ELEM (Students: 332; Location: 116 HIBRITEN DRIVE SW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OAK HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 285; Location: 4603 OAK HILL SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WEST LENOIR ELEMENTARY (Students: 243; Location: 125 MAPLE DRIVE NW; Grades: KG - 05)
  • KINGS CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 243; Location: 3680 WILKESBORO BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 08)
Library in Lenoir:
  • CALDWELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,043,275; Location: 120 HOSPITAL AVENUE; 129,722 books; 3,794 audio materials; 5,687 video materials; 279 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Lenoir is home to the Lenoir Oilers, A Member of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League (SCBL). An NCAA sanctioned baseball league for some of the best college baseball talent up and down the east coast.

Notable locations in Lenoir: Mulberry Recreation Center (A), Lenoir Crossings (B), Lenoir Golf Club (C), Viewmont Recreation Center (D).

Shopping Centers: Eastwood Village Shopping Center (1), Cross Roads Shopping Center (2), Lenoir Crossings Shopping Center (3), Lenoir Mall (4), Thrift Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Lenoir include: Lenoir Community Church (A), Lenoir First Baptist Church (B), West Lenoir Baptist Church (C), Whitnel First Baptist Church (D), Miller Hill Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F), Central Baptist Church (G), Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (H).

Cemeteries: Belleview Cemetery (1), Clark Cemetery (2).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Greasy Creek (A), Brushy Fork (B), Blair Fork (C), Long Branch (D), Zacks Fork Creek (E).


Lenoir compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Lenoir:
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJRI (1340 AM; 1 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMNC (1430 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Lenoir:
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Lenoir:
  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

 

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