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. Knightdale has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
Residents of Knightdale by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 90.00% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented town. While Knightdale may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.
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.
The citizens of Knightdale are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.35% of adults in Knightdale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
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.