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Knightdale, NC
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Living in Knightdale



Knightdale is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 19,703 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Knightdale is the 51st 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 $72,118.00.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.20% 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.

Knightdale is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.12% 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 2018 was $36,973, 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 $147,892 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. Important ancestries of people in Knightdale include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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


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