Lenoir County

Lenoir County, North Carolina

PO Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: (252) 559-6450
Fax: (252) 559-6454

In east-central NC, southeast of Goldsboro; organized Dec 5, 1791 from Dobbs County, when Dobbs County was dissolved and divided between Glasgow and Lenoir counties. Name Origin: For Gen. William Lenoir (1751-1839), one of the heros of the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780) during the American Revolution and first president of the board of the University of NC

Area (sq mi):: 402.09 (land 399.85; water 2.24) Population per square mile: 145.00
Population 2005: 57,961 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.80%; 1990-2000 4.10% Population 2000: 59,648 (White 55.50%; Black or African American 40.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,744; median household $31,191; Population below poverty level: 16.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,583-$24,149
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.90% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kinston County seat (22,917)

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    Emergency officials in North Carolina's Lenoir County issued a mandatory evacuation order on Monday afternoon for residents and businesses along the Neuse River.
    Our goal is to create a no-kill shelter for Lenoir County and with the cooperation of Lenoir SPCA, we might just get there in 2016.
    Enter Steve Hill, a native of the eastern region of North Carolina who was raised on a farm, earned a degree in business, became a teacher and eventually became a secondary administrator in Lenoir County.
    The local government of Lenoir county provides tax incentives for Google, Facebook and Apple to bring their data centers there.
    While the dropping rates are positive, they are difficult to place on any particular area, according to Lenoir County Health Director Joey Huff.
    In 2007, a local financial institution, the "little bank," joined with Partnership for Children, Lenoir County, and Southeast Elementary School to meet the challenge of supplying a long-term mentoring program for elementary school children.
    Spirit is planning to expand its manufacturing operations with a new facility in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
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    In Lenoir county we passed entire farms that had been destroyed -- half-mile wide swaths of cotton, corn and soybeans lay flat down in the muck, machinery buried at 45 degree angles in the mud.
    Dominion Energy has closed on the two 5-megawatt facilities in North Carolina Fremont in Wayne County and Moorings 2 in Lenoir County.
    Foundation, former Director of the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association, Director of the North Carolina Cotton Producers Association, Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Finance Authority, as well as a Director and current Chairman of the Lenoir County Salvation Army.
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