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Population (year 2000): 23,688. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,851 (-3.5% change)
Males: 10,661 (45.0%), Females: 13,027 (55.0%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $26,630 (year 2000)
Median house value: $81,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Kinston:

  • Black (62.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (35.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (7.2%), United States (6.6%), Irish (3.0%), German (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%), Scottish (1.2%).North Carolina

Elevation: 44 feet

Land area: 16.7 square miles

Kinston,

For population 25 years and over in Kinston

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kinston city

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

2.0% Foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,227 (-8.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Greenville, (27.2 miles pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (82.1 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (367.4 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (10.5 miles Hookerton, NC (10.8 miles Dover, NC (12.7 miles Grifton, Hill, NC (13.6 miles Snow Grange, NC (14.5 miles La NC (17.9 miles Ayden, Seven Springs, NC (18.2 miles) , Hill, NC (18.4 miles Pink


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 32 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2000: 80 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $172,000

Latitude: 35.27 N, Longitude: 77.59 W

Area code: 252


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.2%), Manufacturing (21.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,062 (+38.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,631 (66.0%)


 

Crime in Kinston by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 4 4 5 4
    per 100,000 8.4 16.9 16.9 21.1 16.9
Rapes 12 10 18 12 9
    per 100,000 50.7 42.2 76.0 50.7 38.0
Robberies 51 72 75 64 46
    per 100,000 215.3 304.0 316.6 270.2 194.2
Assaults 188 292 179 179 197
    per 100,000 793.7 1232.7 755.7 755.7 831.6
Burglaries 378 400 637 487 589
    per 100,000 1595.7 1688.6 2689.1 2055.9 2486.5
Thefts 1,561 1,556 1,650 1,676 1,600
    per 100,000 6589.8 6568.7 6965.6 7075.3 6754.5
Auto thefts 65 107 92 70 107
    per 100,000 274.4 451.7 388.4 295.5 451.7
649.3 788.6 791.3 724.1 737.0

Average climate in Kinston, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kinston,

Kinston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Kinston city center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 tornado 23.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jaime Pressly - (born 1977), model and actress, Jerry Stackhouse - NBA player (Dallas Mavericks, born: Nov 5, 1974), Maceo Parker - (born 1943), musician (singer , songwriter, saxplayer), Corey Rouse - College basketball player (East Carolina Pirates), Demeco Heath - College basketball player (South Carolina St Bulldogs), Herbert Hill - College basketball player (Providence Friars), Jeremy Ingram - College basketball player (East Carolina Pirates), Mike Jenkins - College basketball player (Winthrop Eagles).


Hospital/medical center in Kinston:
  • LENOIR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (100 AIRPORT RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kinston:
  • PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; GREENVILLE, NC)
  • WALTER B JONES ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE (about 29 miles; GREENVILLE, NC)
  • CHERRY HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kinston:
  • KINSTON RGNL JETPORT AT STALLINGS FLD (about 4 miles; KINSTON, NC; ID: ISO)
  • SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB (about 26 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC; ID: GSB)
  • PITT-GREENVILLE (about 29 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; ID: PGV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kinston:
  • PINK HILL (about 19 miles; PINK HILL, NC; ID: 4W9)
  • FLANAGAN FIELD (about 20 miles; FARMVILLE, NC; ID: N08)
  • FLYING W (about 22 miles; POTTERS HILL, NC; ID: 6N9)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 55 $139,121 $30,353 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 53 $110,580 $25,036 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 34 $91,881 $32,428 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $17,619 $30,204 0 $0
Electric Power 23 $75,606 $39,446 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $13,959 $83,754 0 $0
Sewerage 40 $95,408 $28,622 0 $0
Financial Administration 15 $45,823 $36,658 2 $3,115
Other Government Administration 23 $72,185 $37,661 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 77 $238,875 $37,227 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $14,006 $28,012 0 $0
Firefighters 58 $159,818 $33,065 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $4,811 $28,866 0 $0
Totals for Government 395 $1,079,692 $32,800 2 $3,115
College/University in Kinston:
  • LENOIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,294; Location: 231 HIGHWAY 58 SOUTH; Public; Website: www.lenoir.cc.nc.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kinston:
  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,072)
  • EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 16,633)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON (about 76 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 8,996)
  • CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 76 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 3,550)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 81 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 4,754)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
Public high school in Kinston:
  • KINSTON HIGH (Students: 1,102; Location: 2601 N QUEEN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Kinston:
  • ARENDELL PARROTT ACADEMY (Students: 690; Location: PO BOX 1297; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kinston:
  • WOODINGTON MIDDLE (Students: 773; Location: 4939 HWY 258 SOUTH; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROCHELLE MIDDLE (Students: 749; Location: 301 N ROCHELLE BLVD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 602; Location: 1701 OLD WELL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BANKS ELEMENTARY (Students: 524; Location: 2148 FALLING CREEK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CONTENTNEA ELEMENTARY (Students: 501; Location: 2909 GRAINGERS STATION RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MOSS HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 473; Location: 6040 HWY 55 WEST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TEACHERS MEMORIAL ELEM (Students: 460; Location: 500 MARCELLA DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTHEAST ELEMENTARY (Students: 424; Location: 201 S MCDANIEL ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTHWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 379; Location: 1245 HWY 58 SOUTH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • C H BYNUM ELEMENTARY (Students: 282; Location: 100 BYNUM BLVD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Kinston:
  • NOVA (Students: 33; Location: 2417 N HERRITAGE ST #E; Grades: 4 - 11)
Library in Kinston:
  • NEUSE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,198,841; Location: 510 N. QUEEN STREET; 240,158 books; 10,987 audio materials; 7,897 video materials; 588 serial subscriptions)
 

Kinston compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Kinston:
  • WLNR (1230 AM; 1 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WELS (1010 AM; 1 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: KINSTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Kinston:
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZBR (97.7 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WELS-FM (102.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: KINSTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W240AW (95.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZUP (104.7 FM; ROSE HILL, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WAGO (88.7 FM; SNOW HILL, NC; Owner: PATHWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, INC.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WKNS (90.3 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Kinston:
  • W64AZ (Channel 64; KINSTON-GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: GOCOM TELEVISION, L.P.,)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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