Latest Data (2017)
Population 17,943
Nationwide Rank 1988

Quick Facts

Lenoir, North Carolina is the 1,988th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Lenoir, North Carolina is a city.

Lenoir, North Carolina is currently 1.6% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Lenoir, North Carolina's growth is below average. 72% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lenoir, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1978 Natchitoches, Louisiana 18,048 0.0%
1979 McAlester, Oklahoma 18,044 1.5%
1980 El Dorado, Arkansas 18,030 -15.9%
1981 Sycamore, Illinois 18,022 45.0%
1982 St. Marys, Georgia 18,019 20.9%
1983 Franklin Park, Illinois 18,012 -7.5%
1984 Steubenville, Ohio 18,003 -9.3%
1985 Arcata, California 18,000 8.3%
1986 Dumont, New Jersey 17,998 2.8%
1987 Santa Fe Springs, California 17,980 9.2%
1988 Lenoir, North Carolina 17,943 -1.0%
1989 Gretna, Louisiana 17,935 2.2%
1990 Lackawanna, New York 17,934 -5.7%
1991 Marco Island, Florida 17,904 19.7%
1992 Mattoon, Illinois 17,886 -1.8%
1993 Cary, Illinois 17,885 14.6%
1994 Takoma Park, Maryland 17,885 3.1%
1995 Sheridan, Wyoming 17,860 12.3%
1996 Amsterdam, New York 17,844 -2.5%
1997 Safety Harbor, Florida 17,844 2.7%
1998 Terrell, Texas 17,842 29.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1095 Holly Springs 35,223 247.9%
1098 Goldsboro 35,197 -12.3%
1099 Monroe 35,065 28.0%
1132 Salisbury 33,849 10.6%
1191 Matthews 32,117 39.1%
1282 New Bern 29,590 27.1%
1293 Sanford 29,313 24.9%
1297 Cornelius 29,191 105.9%
1309 Garner 28,858 53.2%
1347 Fuquay-Varina 27,906 240.4%
1399 Mint Hill 26,748 54.8%
1408 Statesville 26,657 13.2%
1411 Thomasville 26,615 8.5%
1423 Morrisville 26,461 375.2%
1451 Asheboro 25,863 16.4%
1546 Kernersville 24,386 29.3%
1709 Carrboro 21,544 21.6%
1717 Clayton 21,405 149.0%
1741 Lumberton 21,040 -0.3%
1782 Kinston 20,509 -13.8%
1792 Clemmons 20,420 29.0%
1818 Shelby 20,018 -3.9%
1820 Havelock 20,008 -10.9%
1823 Leland 19,976 384.5%
1884 Boone 19,205 41.9%
1919 Lexington 18,775 -5.7%
1988 Lenoir 17,943 -1.0%
2007 Elizabeth City 17,756 2.9%
2114 Morganton 16,519 -5.1%
2159 Hope Mills 16,135 32.3%
2171 Pinehurst 16,028 63.4%
2179 Albemarle 15,977 -0.2%
2187 Knightdale 15,849 151.0%
2197 Harrisburg 15,728 234.9%
2206 Stallings 15,647 117.1%
2210 Mount Holly 15,635 61.5%
2259 Laurinburg 15,156 -5.0%
2262 Waxhaw 15,147 391.1%
2271 Eden 15,041 -5.1%
2274 Mebane 14,973 95.9%
2290 Henderson 14,852 -9.1%
2292 Graham 14,814 11.9%
2294 Roanoke Rapids 14,787 -12.9%
2370 Southern Pines 14,029 26.2%
2386 Hendersonville 13,954 21.9%
2393 Lewisville 13,913 18.6%
2401 Reidsville 13,857 -5.4%
2509 Newton 13,098 3.0%
2580 Davidson 12,684 74.7%
2593 Spring Lake 12,580 0.6%
2636 Smithfield 12,309 11.5%
2677 Belmont 12,046 35.3%
2771 Archdale 11,518 26.5%
2831 Summerfield 11,198 62.9%
2880 Tarboro 10,856 -3.2%
2890 Kings Mountain 10,791 4.8%
2892 Lincolnton 10,776 6.6%
2893 Weddington 10,773 59.0%
3018 Mount Airy 10,232 -5.9%
3020 Elon 10,227 50.0%
3065 Waynesville 9,971 4.0%
3122 Dunn 9,734 4.7%
3136 Winterville 9,654 98.5%
3151 Washington 9,571 -1.5%
3199 Morehead City 9,303 17.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 17,943 1,988
2016 17,973 1,978
2015 17,888 1,977
2014 17,920 1,958
2013 18,042 1,936
2012 17,999 1,930
2011 18,064 1,913
2010 18,228 1,880
2009 17,857 1,862
2008 17,877 1,848
2007 17,824 1,845
2006 17,819 1,829
2005 17,811 1,807
2004 17,810 1,788
2003 17,920 1,761
2002 17,989 1,748
2001 18,069 1,730
2000 18,133 1,724
1990 16,691 1,617