Knightdale, NC

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Living in Knightdale

Knightdale is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,843 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Knightdale is the 77th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Knightdale was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Knightdale economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Knightdale, where the median household income is $69,684.00.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Knightdale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Knightdale is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Knightdale who work in management occupations (13.02%), office and administrative support (11.84%), and sales jobs (10.00%).

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

The population of Knightdale is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.56% of adults in Knightdale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Knightdale in 2018 was $33,727, 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 $134,908 for a family of four. However, Knightdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Knightdale is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Knightdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Knightdale residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Knightdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.51% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Knightdale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

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