Knightdale is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 19,576 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Knightdale is the 51st largest community in North Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Knightdale, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Knightdale, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Knightdale’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Knightdale does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $69,529.00.
Knightdale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Knightdale is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Knightdale who work in management occupations (15.37%), office and administrative support (11.60%), and business and financial occupations (10.64%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.80% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The education level of Knightdale ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Knightdale, 42.96% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Knightdale in 2018 was $35,583, 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 $142,332 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 10.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Knightdale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Knightdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.