Kernersville, NC

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Living in Kernersville

Kernersville is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 24,767 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Kernersville is the 38th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kernersville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kernersville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kernersville who work in office and administrative support (13.28%), management occupations (10.98%), and sales jobs (10.20%).

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 overall education level of Kernersville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.65% of adults in Kernersville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kernersville in 2010 was $31,451, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,804 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. Kernersville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.30% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kernersville include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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