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.

Kernersville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kernersville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kernersville who work in office and administrative support (13.95%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (10.38%).

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 31.22% of adults in Kernersville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kernersville in 2010 was $28,144, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,576 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 German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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