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Lenoir is a city in Caldwell County, in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Revolutionary War Gen. William Lenoir
The latitude of Lenoir is 35.913N. The longitude is -81.539W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,168 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,952.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lenoir demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Caldwell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28638 ZIP code.
11% of Lenoir residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lenoir ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lenoir was $16,697, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Lenoir residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lenoir, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.
Libraries in Lenoir include Caldwell County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lenoir include News-Topic
Caldwell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lenoir political report.
The average commute time for Lenoir workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lenoir between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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