|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Kinston is 19,546. Kinston, North Carolina is the 1,902nd largest city in the US.
Kinston is located entirely in Lenoir County.
The peak population of Kinston was in 1990, when its population was 25,883. In 1990, Kinston was the 1,078th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,902nd largest city in the US. Kinston is currently 24.5% smaller than it was in 1990.
Kinston has shrunk 17.9% since the year 2000. Kinston, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Kinston has a population density of 1,180.7 people per square mile.
|1900||South El Monte, California||19,590||-7.4%|
|1901||Knightdale, North Carolina||19,576||210.1%|
|1902||Kinston, North Carolina||19,546||-17.9%|
|1905||Lexington, North Carolina||19,516||-2.0%|
|1907||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina||19,485||72.1%|
The total voting age population of Kinston, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 15,703. The voting age population is 43.9% male and 56.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.9% of the residents of Kinston are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Kinston are 66.2% Black, 29.0% White, 3.3% Two or more races, 1.1% Asian, 0.4% American Indian and 0.1% Other. Additionally, 1.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Kinston, 27.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 49.0%. On a per-household basis, 24.1% of families are below the poverty line in Kinston.
Among those aged 16 and older, 51.7% of Kinston residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 79.6% of Kinston residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.6% have a bachelor's degree and 6.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Kinston residents aged 5 and older, 3.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Kinston is 15.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Kinston, 17.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Kinston is $33,066.
In Kinston, 42.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 57.7% of housing units in Kinston.
Of all the housing units in Kinston, 8.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Kinston, 5.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 600 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Kinston is $703.
In Kinston, 70.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.