Lenoir County is located in east-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Kinston and the largest city is Kinston . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 58,485 and the 2010 census population was 59,495. The land area is 400.59 square miles and there are 148.5 persons per square mile.
56.5% of the population is White, 40.9% is Black or African American, 7.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 79% have a high school degree or higher, and 14% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $94,200, there are 23,569 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,760, the median household income is $35,770, and 23.7% of the persons in Lenoir County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,889. Retail sales (in $1000) were $842,826, and sales per capita were $14,876. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.7%.
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