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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 19,365 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Kinston is the 49th largest community in North Carolina.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Kinston rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.65% of adults 25 and older in Kinston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Kinston in 2018 was $26,661, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,644 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.