Lenoir City has the 2696th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Lenoir City is part of the Knoxville metro area. Unemployment in the Knoxville area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Knoxville has the 69th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lenoir City is below average at $41,990, and the median cost of a home in Lenoir City is $116,300, which is below the national average. 11% of workers in Lenoir City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 75% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lenoir City. 84% of Lenoir City workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Lenoir City spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.