County Statistics

 

Below you will find statistics, facts, and figures in relation to Lenoir County in comparison with the State of North Carolina. These figures where provided by the US Census Bureau, and are accurate to the year mentioned with each fact at this time.

 

 

 

 

People QuickFacts Lenoir County North Carolina
Population, 2005 estimate 57,961 8,683,242
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 -2.7% 7.9%
Population, 2000 59,648 8,049,313
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 4.1% 21.4%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2004 7.0% 7.0%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2004 25.6% 24.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2004 15.1% 12.1%
Female persons, percent, 2004 52.6% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2004 (a) 58.1% 74.1%
Black persons, percent, 2004 (a) 40.9% 21.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2004 (a) 0.2% 1.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2004 (a) 0.4% 1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2004 (a) 0.1% 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2004 0.2% 1.0%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2004 (b) 3.8% 6.1%
White persons, not Hispanic, percent, 2004 54.7% 68.6%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000 58.8% 53.0%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.7% 5.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 5.3% 8.0%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 71.9% 78.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 13.3% 22.5%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 13,923 1,540,365
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 23.8 24.0
Housing units, 2004 27,940 3,860,078
Homeownership rate, 2000 67.0% 69.4%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 13.3% 16.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $82,600 $108,300
Households, 2000 23,862 3,132,013
Persons per household, 2000 2.43 2.49
Per capita money income, 1999 $16,744 $20,307
Median household income, 2003 $30,952 $39,438
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 17.1% 13.4%

Business Statistics

Business QuickFacts Lenoir County North Carolina
Private nonfarm establishments, 2003 1,466 208,3871
Private nonfarm employment, 2003 22,683 3,338,2311
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2003 -16.6% -16.6%
Nonemployer establishments, 2003 2,966 523,391
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 1,008,196 156,821,943
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 699,789 88,821,486
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,893 $10,686
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 12.9% 10.8%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 20.6% 24.5%
Housing units authorized by building permits, 2004 121 93,077
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 454,007 55,233,4201

Geography Statistics

Geography QuickFacts Lenoir County North Carolina
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 400 48,711
Persons per square mile, 2000 149.2 165.2
FIPS Code 107 37
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Kinston, NC Micro Area  

Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts.

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