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Time Zone: Lenoir County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Kinston is the Seat for Lenoir County.

Lenoir County was founded in 1791.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lenoir had a population of 56,387 people. This is a decrease of 5.47% since the last Census (which gave a population of 59,648 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lenoir represented 0.74% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201059,495-0.26%+5.51% since 2009
200956,387-5.47%-0.51% since 2008
200059,648The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lenoir County Census Page for Lenoir County.


Below are some of the communities located in Lenoir County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lenoir County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kinston   22,05623,6886.89% decrease  
La Grange   2,7372,8443.76% decrease  
Grifton   2,2642,0739.21% increase  
Pink Hill   5275211.15% increase  

Websites for Lenoir County

Official Website:   www.co.lenoir.nc.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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