Kinston, NC

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Living in Kinston

Kinston is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 19,900 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Kinston is the 49th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Kinston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kinston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kinston is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kinston who work in sales jobs (10.21%), management occupations (9.02%), and healthcare suport services (8.98%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.42 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Kinston are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.67% of adults in Kinston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Kinston in 2018 was $26,176, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,704 for a family of four. However, Kinston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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