Kenansville is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 759 people and just one neighborhood, Kenansville is the 436th largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Kenansville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.45% of Kenansville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Kenansville is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenansville who work in teaching (15.36%), office and administrative support (8.61%), and sales jobs (7.12%).
Also of interest is that Kenansville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small town, Kenansville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Kenansville are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.98% of adults in Kenansville having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kenansville in 2018 was $21,379, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,516 for a family of four. However, Kenansville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kenansville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kenansville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kenansville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kenansville include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Kenansville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 21.7% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 92.0% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.4% of all American neighborhoods.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.1% of all neighborhoods in America, with 37.3% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Significantly, 6.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Kenansville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 42.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 33.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (25.4%), and 9.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Kenansville, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (11.3%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (4.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.4%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (1.5%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (21.7%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (92.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.