Latest Data (2017)
Population 20,509
Nationwide Rank 1782

Quick Facts

Kinston, North Carolina is the 1,782nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Kinston, North Carolina is a city.

Kinston, North Carolina is currently 20.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Kinston, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Kinston, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1772 Ashland, Kentucky 20,669 -5.6%
1773 Waukee, Iowa 20,649 269.9%
1774 Gardner, Massachusetts 20,640 -0.9%
1775 Marquette, Michigan 20,629 -0.2%
1776 Lebanon, Ohio 20,622 19.9%
1777 Sidney, Ohio 20,614 1.3%
1778 Battle Ground, Washington 20,576 104.9%
1779 Golden, Colorado 20,571 19.5%
1780 Lockport, New York 20,569 -7.4%
1781 Universal City, Texas 20,532 41.9%
1782 Kinston, North Carolina 20,509 -13.8%
1783 North Salt Lake, Utah 20,507 132.4%
1784 Libertyville, Illinois 20,490 -1.5%
1785 Hammond, Louisiana 20,480 15.8%
1786 Northfield, Minnesota 20,474 18.7%
1787 Evans, Colorado 20,470 95.0%
1788 Ashland, Ohio 20,455 -3.7%
1789 Elko, Nevada 20,451 20.4%
1790 Portsmouth, Ohio 20,443 -2.0%
1791 Elmwood Park, New Jersey 20,429 7.9%
1792 Clemmons, North Carolina 20,420 29.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
939 Hickory 40,611 7.7%
990 Indian Trail 38,980 186.1%
1021 Mooresville 37,820 94.0%
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%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 20,509 1,782
2016 20,923 1,738
2015 21,337 1,702
2014 21,392 1,683
2013 21,641 1,655
2012 21,625 1,642
2011 21,640 1,632
2010 21,677 1,617
2009 22,056 1,582
2008 22,175 1,558
2007 22,173 1,548
2006 22,368 1,510
2005 22,546 1,479
2004 22,656 1,460
2003 22,898 1,435
2002 23,178 1,402
2001 23,499 1,363
2000 23,819 1,334
1990 25,883 1,078