Caldwell County , North Carolina

Caldwell County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Caldwell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 83,029 and a population density of 68 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 82,100 inhabitants. Its county seat is Lenoir. The county was created 181 years ago in 1840.

Caldwell County Quick Facts

Population : 82,100 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Caldwell County, Caldwell Parish, Caldwell County, Caldwell County
Area : 1228 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.6%
Land as percent of area : 99.4%
Easternmost point : Point(-81.3296 35.9968)
Northernmost point : Point(-81.6749 36.1225)
Named for : Joseph Caldwell
Altitude : 1,188 feet / 362 meters
Capital : Lenoir
Establishment : January 01, 1841
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 01:29:23 (26th May 2022)
Density : 67 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.13% (2010-2020)
Caldwell County locator map
Location of Caldwell County on North Carolina map.
Caldwell County Courthouse - Lenoir  NC image
Caldwell County Courthouse - Lenoir NC
Caldwell County Courthouse - Lenoir  NC image

Geography

Caldwell County is located at 35°57'11"N 81°32'48"W (35.9529700, -81.5465500). It has 5 neighbors: Avery County, Burke County, Catawba County, Watauga County and Wilkes County.

Caldwell County map

The largest city of Caldwell County is Lenoir with a population of 17,911. Other cities include, Sawmills population 5,156, Granite Falls population 4,657, Gamewell population 3,993 and Cajahs Mountain population 2,823. See all Caldwell County cities & populated places.

Caldwell County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Caldwell County.

City Name Population Title
Lenoir 17,911 City in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States
Pinehurst 17,014 Village in North Carolina
Sawmills 5,156 City in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States of America
Granite Falls 4,657 City in Minnesota
Gamewell 3,993 City in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States of America
Hudson 3,703 Town in North Carolina
Cajahs Mountain 2,823 City in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States of America
Northlakes 1,534 Township in Caldwell County, North Carolina
Rhodhiss 1,021 City in Burke County, North Carolina, United States of America
Forest Hills 376 Village in North Carolina, United States
Cedar Rock 299 Human settlement in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States of America

Caldwell County has 5 neighbours.

  • Lenoir
  • Hickory
  • Blowing Rock
  • Cajah's Mountain
  • Granite Falls
  • Cedar Rock
  • Hudson
  • Gamewell
  • Sawmills

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Caldwell County decreased by 1.13% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 83,029 - census
2011 82,451 -0.7% estimation process
2012 82,081 -0.45% estimation process
2013 82,048 -0.04% estimation process
2014 81,667 -0.47% estimation process
2015 81,518 -0.18% estimation process
2016 81,766 0.3% estimation process
2017 81,933 0.2% estimation process
2018 82,026 0.11% estimation process
2019 82,178 0.18% estimation process
2020 82,100 -0.1% estimation process

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People born in Caldwell County (4)

People born in Caldwell County, including Piedmont blues guitarist and singer Etta Baker, Southern Gospel singer George Younce, politician Samuel L. Patterson, .

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Other places with the same name (4)

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