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Lenoir County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
130 S Queen St
Kinston, NC 28502-0068 www.nccourts.org/County/Lenoir/De...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-520-5300
F: 252-520-5385
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court
130 S Queen St
Kinston, NC 28502-0068 www.nccourts.org/County/Lenoir/De...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-520-5300
F: 252-520-5385
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court - Magistrate Office
130 S Queen St
Kinston, NC 28502-0068 www.nccourts.org/County/Lenoir/De...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 252-520-5430
F: 252-520-5385
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Magistrate records searchable on public terminals at courthouse plus are on the Judiciary’s online system for high volume requesters. The Magistrate, a person not a court, can take guilty pleas for traffic.

Lenoir County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Lenoir County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lenoir County
Register of Deeds
101 N Queen St
Admin Bldg
Kinston, NC 28502 www.co.lenoir.nc.us/registerofdee...
8:30AM-5PM EST
Phone: 252-559-6420
Fax: 252-523-6139
Recorded Documents

Lenoir County Vital Certificates

Lenoir County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Lenoir County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 399.85 sq mi
Population (2009): 56,387
  • Females: 52.7%
  • White: 57.6%
  • Black/African American: 40.8%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 5.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 52.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): -3,233
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 23.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 71.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 13.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.43
Housing Units (2000): 27,184
Homeownership Rate (2000): 67.0%
Migration Flow to Lenoir County, NC from (2007-2008):

Lenoir County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,188,462
  • Construction: $86,768
  • Retail Trade: $106,946
  • Professional and Technical Services: $43,715
  • Healthcare: $123,782
  • Banking: $29,276
  • Retail Trade: $106,946
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $27,158
  • Manufacturing: $211,594
  • Farms: $23,739
  • Government: $300,867
Employed (2000): 25,532
Unemployed (2000): 2,225
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,600
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,682
Local Government Revenue (2007): $218,185 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $55,111 (thou. dol.)

Lenoir County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 792
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.0
Deaths (2007): 691
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 5
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.3

Lenoir County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 455
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 6
  • Forcible rape: 15
  • Robbery: 87
  • Aggravated Assault: 347
Property Crimes (2008): 2,978
  • Burglary: 873
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,980
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 125

Lenoir County Genealogy Records