Kinston Lenoir County, North Carolina

Kinston: City in North Carolina, United States of America

About

Kinston is a city located in the county of Lenoir in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 21,677 and a population density of 451 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 19,849 inhabitants.

The city was created 260 years ago in 1761.

Kinston Quick Facts

Population : 19,849 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Lenoir County
Postal code : 28501–28504
Phone Area Codes : 252
Area : 48.06 km2
Altitude : 43 feet / 13 meters
Capital city : Kinston is capital of Lenoir County
Establishment : January 01, 1762 (260 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:35:55 (5th October 2022)
Density : 413 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -9.21% (2010-2020)
Kinston locator map
Location of Kinston on North Carolina map.
Queen Street United Methodist Church and the Kinston Hotel  Kinston  North Carolina image
Queen Street United Methodist Church and the Kinston Hotel Kinston North Carolina
Queen Street United Methodist Church and the Kinston Hotel  Kinston  North Carolina image

Geography

Kinston is located at 35°15'46"N 77°34'54"W (35.2626600, -77.5816400).

Kinston map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Kinston decreased by 9.21% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 21,677 - census
2011 21,650 -0.12% estimation process
2012 21,545 -0.49% estimation process
2013 21,340 -0.96% estimation process
2014 21,131 -0.99% estimation process
2015 21,044 -0.41% estimation process
2016 20,563 -2.34% estimation process
2017 20,336 -1.12% estimation process
2018 20,044 -1.46% estimation process
2019 20,041 -0.01% estimation process
2020 19,849 -0.97% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,332
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 8,701
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -4.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 8,391
April 1, 2010 Population : 8,701
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.3%
People over 65 (%) : 25.4%
Female persons, % : 50.5%
White only, percent : 86.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 10.5%
Asians alone % : 0.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 3.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 84.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 667
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.1%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 4,974

Kinston zip code is 28501. County name: Lenoir, County fips: 37107

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 4,974
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 74.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $95,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,055
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $435
2015-2019 median gross rent : $517
Permits for construction, 2020 : 16
2015-2019 Households : 3,586
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.29
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 74.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 12.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 3,533
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 24,244
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 6,399
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 82,227
2012 total retail sales per capita : $9,591
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.1
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $52,332
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,409
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.2%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 250
2019 total employment : 1,759
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 52,684
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -1.3%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 693
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 742
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 376
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 144
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 701
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 131
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 569
2010 population per square mile : 7.9
2010 land area in square miles : 1,108.35

People born in Kinston (43)

People born in Kinston, including actress, model, and producer Jaime Pressly, basketball player Jerry Stackhouse, swing and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist Tab Smith, .

List

  • Charles Shackleford (American basketball player) he was born in 22/04/1966
  • Jocelyn Brown (American musician) she was born in 25/11/1950
  • Maceo Parker (American saxophonist and composer) he was born in 14/02/1943
  • Cedric Maxwell (American basketball player) he was born in 21/11/1955
  • Richard C. Gatlin (Confederate Army general) he was born in 18/01/1809
  • Quinton Coples (American football defensive end) he was born in 22/06/1990
  • Dwight Clark (American football player and executive (1957-2018)) he was born in 08/01/1957
  • Mitchell Wiggins (American retired basketball player) he was born in 28/09/1959
  • Christa Sauls (American actress) she was born in 15/04/1972
  • Bob Northern (American jazz musician) he was born in 21/05/1934
  • Carter Capps (Baseball player for the SD Padres) he was born in 07/08/1990
  • Chris Hatcher (American baseball player (1985-)) he was born in 12/01/1985
  • Ed Grady (American actor) he was born in 31/08/1923
  • Michael J. Jenkins (basketball player) he was born in 06/09/1986
  • Tony Dawson (American basketball player) he was born in 25/08/1967
  • Charlie White (American baseball player) he was born in 12/08/1927
  • Donna White (American college golfer, professional golfer, LPGA Tour member) she was born in 07/04/1954
  • Eugene McDaniel (American naval aviator, recipient of the Purple Heart medal) he was born in 27/09/1931

Schools in Kinston

College & universities near Kinston, NC

Code Name City ZIP
198817 Lenoir Community College Kinston (NC) 28502-0188

Stations (13)

Amtrak & bus stations near Kinston, NC

Code Name Address Type
KNC Kinston, NC 101 East New Bern Road BUS
GBO Goldsboro, NC 1615 East Beech Street BUS
GRN Greenville, NC Second and Reade Streets BUS
NBR New Bern, NC 203 South Front Street BUS
JNC Jacksonville, NC 850 New Bridge Street BUS

Post offices near Kinston

Post Office Name City ZIP
Kinston Post Office Kinston (NC) 28501

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Lenoir County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lenoir County , NC.

City Name Population Title
La Grange 2,614 Town in Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States
Pink Hill 511 Township in Lenoir County, North Carolina

Distance to Other Cities

Kinston distances to largest North Carolina cities