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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.


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Median household income
Local
$29,369
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lenoir demographic reports
Lenoir is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· James Pritchett, actor
· Johnny Thomas Allen, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Caldwell County Fair - Sept. 25-29, 2007
  • Blackberry Festival - July 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lenoir web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

13% of Lenoir residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lenoir, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.


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Libraries in Lenoir include Caldwell County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lenoir include News-Topic

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Caldwell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lenoir political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Lenoir include Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Jameson Inn, Red Carpet Inn Lenoir.

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