Kernersville, NC
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Kernersville is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 23,811 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Kernersville is the 38th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Kernersville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kernersville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kernersville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kernersville who work in office and administrative support (14.31%), management occupations (11.67%), and sales jobs (10.56%).

Also of interest is that Kernersville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Kernersville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.16% of adults in Kernersville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kernersville in 2010 was $27,338, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,352 for a family of four. However, Kernersville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kernersville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kernersville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kernersville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kernersville include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Kernersville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.