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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 1,595 people and three associated neighborhoods, Kenly is the 350th largest community in North Carolina.

One downside of living in Kenly, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.70 minutes every day commuting to work.

Kenly is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Kenly, just 9.55% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kenly in 2018 was $22,287, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,148 for a family of four. However, Kenly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 10.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kenly include Irish, Russian, German, English, and Italian.

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