Knightdale, NC
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Knightdale is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 14,794 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 $67,167.00.

Knightdale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (13.00%), office and administrative support (11.83%), and sales jobs (10.35%).

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.

For most residents of Knightdale, getting to work requires a car. In fact, 90.00% of people in Knightdale drive alone to work on most days, making Knightdale a very car-oriented town. In general, car-oriented communities tend to emphasize streets, highways, and ease of parking, often to the detriment of walkability. Strip centers are a feature of Knightdale’s landscape.

Knightdale is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Knightdale is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.35% of adults in Knightdale have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Knightdale in 2010 was $29,794, 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 $119,176 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Knightdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.53% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Knightdale include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

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