Statewide Claims to Fame

Kinston is 1st in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Kinston is 7th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income below poverty line

Kinston is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Female residents

Kinston is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Kinston, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Kinston Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 21,625 41st 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 18.4 44th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,180.7 84th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Kinston Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 6.6% 82nd 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.6% 83rd 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 18.5% 26th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Kinston Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 76.0% 123rd 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 15.8% 121st 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Kinston Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 28.7% 144th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 68.0% 1st 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 129th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.7% 122nd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 18th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.3% 136th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.4% 133rd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 27.8% 144th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Kinston Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 54.7% 18th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.0% 134th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Kinston Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 10,862 38th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 31.4% 26th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 9,640 38th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 48.0% 128th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $97,100 132nd $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.2 129th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Kinston Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $18,589 120th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $26,174 139th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 34.1% 7th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Kinston Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,795 47th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $620,983 32nd $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $28,006 35th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $63,177 42nd $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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