Kenly, NC
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Kenly profile

Living in Kenly

Kenly is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,550 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Kenly is the 350th largest community in North Carolina.

In Kenly, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.58 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Kenly doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Kenly have a very low rate of college education: just 8.45% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Kenly in 2018 was $17,711, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,844 for a family of four. However, Kenly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kenly also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.38% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Kenly is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kenly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kenly residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kenly also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.21% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kenly include Irish, Russian, German, English, and Scandinavian.

The most common language spoken in Kenly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.