Lenoir County

Kinston, NC: What you need to know

Kinston, a recipient of the prestigious All America City Award, is located 80 miles east of Raleigh. Spirit AeroSystems' manufacturing jobs as well as Lenoir County's Global TransPark secured the area's place as a major player in the aerospace industry. The Neuse River winds its way through Kinston, providing boaters with a relaxing place to paddle. Down-home restaurants and excellent schools promote a family-friendly atmosphere.



Kinston, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 21,540
Median Age 43
Median Household Income $28,060
Median Home Price $102,100
Walkscore 32

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Kinston, NC Demographics

Median Population in Kinston, NC

Median Age 43%
Age 18 Over 76.9%
Age 21 Over 72.8%
Age 62 Over 23.2%
Age 65 Over 18.8%

Race in Kinston, NC

  Ethnicity White 29.7%
  Ethnicity Black 66.7%
  Ethnicity Asian 1%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 2.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 0.4%

Population By Gender in Kinston, NC

  Male 45.9%
  Female 54.1%

Language in Kinston, NC

  English Only 95.6%
  English Other 4.4%

Economics in Kinston, NC

  Median Household Income $28,060
  Median Home Price $102,100
  Homes Owned 54.9%
  Homes Rent 45.1%
  Median Property Rent $650

Kinston continues to have a small-town feel, and now it has large-city amenities.

Jim Stolze, resident

in Kinston, NC

Commute Types in Kinston, NC

  Walked 4%
  Worked at Home 2.6%
  Public Transportation 2%
  Other Means 1%
  Drove Alone 71.8%
  Carpooled 18.6%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 33
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