Kernersville, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 23,739 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +38.6%
Males: 11,085  (46.7%)
Females: 12,654  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
North Carolina median age:  38.4 years

Zip codes: 27107.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,274 (it was $41,520 in 2000)
Kernersville:

$49,274
NC:

$47,830

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $29,138 (it was $23,506 in 2000)

Kernersville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $173,873 (it was $121,000 in 2000)
Kernersville:

$173,873
NC:

$160,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $201,237; Detached houses: $215,001; Townhouses or other attached units: $181,604; In 2-unit structures: $34,200; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,090; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $181,618; Mobile homes: $24,974

Median gross rent in 2015: $743.

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  • Races in Kernersville, NC (2015)

    Kernersville races chart
    • 17,73173.6%White alone
    • 2,95412.3%Black alone
    • 2,0378.5%Hispanic
    • 6162.6%Asian alone
    • 3511.5%Two or more races
    • 2591.1%Other race alone
    • 1010.4%American Indian alone
    • 210.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Kernersville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kernersville: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (12.8%), English (11.3%), German (8.1%), Irish (4.3%), Italian (2.1%), European (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1023 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,962 people per square mile   (low).

Kernersville,NC real estate house value index trend

Kernersville, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Kernersville:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kernersville town:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

1,834 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This town:

7.6%
North Carolina:

7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Kernersville, North Carolina as of November 19, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Kernersville to the number of sex offenders is 426 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,007 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,678 (1.2%)

Kernersville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (10.0 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (14.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (379.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hampstead, NC (1.7 miles ), Walkertown, NC (2.4 miles ), Oak Ridge, NC (2.6 miles ), Wallburg, NC (2.8 miles ), Stokesdale, NC (3.2 miles ), Winston-Salem, NC (3.2 miles ), High Point, NC (3.3 miles ), Jamestown, NC (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 131 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 1999: 206 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2000: 244 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2001: 238 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 272 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2003: 283 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2004: 273 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2005: 233 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2006: 171 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2007: 73 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2008: 74 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2010: 46 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2013: 54 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $173,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.12 N, Longitude: 80.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,241 (+17.6%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,322 (27.2%)

Area code: 336

Kernersville household income distribution Kernersville home values distribution

Crime rates in Kernersville by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 01001001000000
per 100,000 0.05.60.00.04.80.00.04.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 441179568743965
per 100,000 23.022.655.434.443.222.926.935.130.716.912.838.125.521.1
Robberies 2215131419252330191115101920
per 100,000 126.384.765.468.791.2114.7103.0131.783.346.464.142.380.784.5
Assaults 6966727093975889667177906156
per 100,000 396.2372.8362.4343.6446.5445.2259.8390.7289.2299.6328.8380.7259.0236.6
Burglaries 184177194207193202250212216158199149165123
per 100,000 1,056.4999.8976.61,016.1926.7927.21,119.8930.6946.5666.8849.8630.2700.5519.6
Theft 1,0789429509248258018231,043919846836942797763
per 100,000 6,189.45,321.14,782.34,535.43,961.23,676.53,686.54,578.24,026.83,570.43,570.23,984.33,383.93,223.1
Auto thefts 3445584354475255493033445231
per 100,000 195.2254.2292.0211.1259.3215.7232.9241.4214.7126.6140.9186.1220.8131.0
Arson 644856182863104
per 100,000 34.422.620.139.324.027.54.535.18.833.825.612.742.516.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.5) 478.5437.9424.6386.2404.9371.0348.8422.1351.9287.0308.8337.6298.4265.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Kernersville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 87 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Kernersville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Kernersville, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kernersville, North Carolina average temperatures Kernersville, North Carolina average precipitation Kernersville, North Carolina humidity Kernersville, North Carolina wind speed Kernersville, North Carolina snowfall Kernersville, North Carolina sunshine Kernersville, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Kernersville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Kernersville town center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1985, a category F3 tornado 8.4 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kernersville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 257.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from Kernersville center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from Kernersville center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 218.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Forsyth County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kernersville topographic map

Birthplace of: Carr Smith - Baseball player, Chris Oliver - College basketball player (Radford Highlanders), Kemp Wicker - Baseball player, Ricky Hickman - College basketball player (NC Greensboro Spartans), Turner Battle - College basketball player (Buffalo Bulls).

Hospitals and medical centers in Kernersville:

  • FORSYTH GROUP HOME #1 (216 LINVILLE SPRINGS ROAD)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (720 PARKE CENTRE SUITE A)
  • BRITTHAVEN FORSYTH (2680 HIGHWAY 66 SOUTH)
  • CLOVERDALE NURSING CENTER (2680 HIGHWAY 66 S)
  • PINEY GROVE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (728 PINEY GROVE RD)

Amtrak stations near Kernersville:

  • 10 miles: WINSTON-SALEM (127 S. CHERRY ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: HIGH POINT (100 W. HIGH ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: GREENSBORO (2603 OAKLAND AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kernersville:

  • Winston-Salem State University (about 9 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,378)
  • Guilford College (about 11 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • High Point University (about 12 miles; High Point, NC; FT enrollment: 4,240)
  • Wake Forest University (about 12 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 12 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (about 13 miles; Jamestown, NC; FT enrollment: 13,068)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (about 16 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 16,174)

Public high schools in Kernersville:

  • THE NORTH CAROLINA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (Location: 4353 HIGH POINT RD., Grades: KG-10, Charter school)
  • EAST FORSYTH HIGH (Location: 2500 W MOUNTAIN STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • ROBERT B GLENN HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1600 UNION CROSS ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Kernersville:

  • BISHOP MC GUINNESS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 548, Location: 1725 NC HIGHWAY 66 S, Grades: 9-12)
  • FIRST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 160, Location: 1130 N MAIN ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kernersville:

Private elementary/middle school in Kernersville:

  • TRIAD BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 236, Location: 1175 S MAIN ST, Grades: PK-7)
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Shopping Centers: Charleston Shopping Center (1), Kerner Village Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kernersville include: Kernersville Church (A), Peoples Church (B), Sunlight Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Eastlawn Gardens of Memory (1), Mount Gur Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Walkers Lake (A), Joyners Lake (B), Lower Angel Lake (C), Upper Angel Lake (D), Crawfords Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Smith Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Dial-A-Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; East Mountain Street) (1), Korner's Folly (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 413 South Main Street) (2), Countryside Bowling Lane (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1005 Masten Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Dudley Cosmetology University - DCU Inn- Cafeteria (900 East Mountain Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Court: North Carolina State - Juvenile Court Counseling Service (134 East Mountain Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Forsyth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 76.0. This is about average.

City:

76.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.704. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.704
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.97
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.276. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.276
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.1%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.7% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
86 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
213 people in nursing homes in 2000
59 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Kernersville, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Kernersville (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Kernersville Main Branch at 237 East Mountain Street, branch established on 1989/03/15; Harmon Creek Branch at 124 Harmon Creek Road, branch established on 2002/06/24. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Kernersville Branch at 205 East Mountain Street, branch established on 1972/05/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Kernersville Branch 585 at 1000 South Main Street, branch established on 1990/06/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Kernersville Branch at 823 South Main Street, branch established on 2000/02/02. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • NewBridge Bank: Kernersville Branch at 131 East Mountain Street, branch established on 1995/02/27. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $1,733.4 mil, Deposits: $1,423.7 mil, headquarters in Greensboro, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Newbridge Bancorp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Kernersville Branch at 134 South Main Street, branch established on 1984/09/11. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Kernersville North Caolina Branch at 1130 S. Main Street, branch established on 2010/02/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • High Point Bank and Trust Company: Pineview Drive Branch at 515 Pineview Drive, branch established on 2008/04/14. Info updated 2006/10/19: Bank assets: $790.5 mil, Deposits: $617.9 mil, headquarters in High Point, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: High Point Bank Corporation
  • The Fidelity Bank: Kernersville Branch at 163 South Main Street, branch established on 2005/07/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
North Carolina average:

12.2

Kernersville travel time to work - commute Kernersville mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Kernersville town (based on Forsyth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant100,426244
Mainline Protestant59,405136
Catholic15,1846
Black Protestant8,60328
Other6,04521
Orthodox1,2202
None160,806-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 69
Forsyth County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
Forsyth County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 158
Forsyth County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 286
Here:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Forsyth County:

24.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kernersville:

46.8%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kernersville:

42.8%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Kernersville:

28.7
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.3%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.3%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kernersville:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Kernersville:

78.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kernersville, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$43,897$58,5290$0
Other Government Administration 9$17,699$23,5990$0
Police Protection - Officers 62$253,888$49,1400$0
Police - Other 18$59,528$39,6850$0
Firefighters 67$245,739$44,0130$0
Fire - Other 1$2,936$35,2320$0
Streets and Highways 18$49,740$33,1600$0
Solid Waste Management 19$52,388$33,0870$0
Parks and Recreation 8$26,586$39,8790$0
Other and Unallocable 36$152,717$50,9060$0
Totals for Government 247$905,118$43,9730$0

Kernersville government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $717,000 ($30.20)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($3.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,641,000 ($195.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,578,000 ($150.72)
    Regular Highways: $3,529,000 ($148.66)
    General - Other: $2,627,000 ($110.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,453,000 ($61.21)
    Central Staff Services: $890,000 ($37.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $884,000 ($37.24)
    Sewerage: $464,000 ($19.55)
    Financial Administration: $426,000 ($17.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $315,000 ($13.27)
    Libraries: $70,000 ($2.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $665,000 ($28.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $916,000 ($38.59)
    Police Protection: $290,000 ($12.22)
    Libraries: $279,000 ($11.75)
    Regular Highways: $241,000 ($10.15)
    General - Other: $63,000 ($2.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($2.36)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($0.93)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $14,000 ($0.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,808,000 ($497.41)

Kernersville government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $743,000 ($31.30)
    All Other: $421,000 ($17.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000 ($6.87)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $798,000 ($33.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,464,000 ($145.92)
    Highways: $8,000 ($0.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,230,000 ($51.81)
    Interest Earnings: $483,000 ($20.35)
    Rents: $280,000 ($11.79)
    Donations From Private Sources: $247,000 ($10.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,186,000 ($92.08)
    General Local Government Support: $1,691,000 ($71.23)
    All Other: $58,000 ($2.44)
  • Tax - Property: $10,628,000 ($447.70)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $265,000 ($11.16)
    NEC: $238,000 ($10.03)
    Motor Vehicle License: $95,000 ($4.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $86,000 ($3.62)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($0.67)

Kernersville government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,127,000 ($721.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,272,000 ($685.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,129,000 ($47.56)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,000 ($11.54)

Kernersville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,644,000 ($448.38)

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($323 average AGI)
Forsyth County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Guilford County, NC  0.74% ($38,035 average AGI)
from Davidson County, NC  0.41% ($30,168)
from Stokes County, NC  0.31% ($29,172)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($252 average AGI)
Forsyth County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Guilford County, NC  0.71% ($34,187 average AGI)
to Davidson County, NC  0.42% ($38,254)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.28% ($41,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kernersville:

  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WCOG (1320 AM; 5 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WIST (790 AM; 3 kW; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: GHB RADIO, INC.)
  • WTOB (1380 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WSMX (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA, INC. T/A WSMX RADIO)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPIP (880 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: BEREAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WOKX (1590 AM; 1 kW; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WAAA (980 AM; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: MEDIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kernersville:

  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFJ-FM (89.3 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIST-FM (98.3 FM; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: WEAM QUALITY RADIO CORP.)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WHPE-FM (95.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSNC (90.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNAA (90.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: NC AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kernersville:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUNL-TV (Channel 26; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Kernersville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 170m558ftTotal length
  • 799,555Total average daily traffic
  • 123,573Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 72010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Kernersville, NC
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 198 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Kernersville)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kernersville, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 229 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kernersville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Kernersville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED74$132,94086$178,104339$164,92712$108,5171$22,30026$106,2481$50,050
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$224,7107$209,01017$171,2361$8,9400$01$72,7100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$146,50218$112,39780$183,19510$25,1380$04$98,8102$34,385
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$129,68014$138,61187$167,0043$113,3430$03$74,8571$45,100
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$87,9001$53,38028$187,2032$38,6800$03$145,0070$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0030.01 , 0031.04, 0032.01, 0032.02, 0033.05, 0033.07, 0162.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$191,02612$218,484
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$226,0704$182,820
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$215,050
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$241,850
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$250,150

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0030.01 , 0031.04, 0032.01, 0032.02, 0033.05, 0033.07, 0162.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kernersville and their reported violations in the past:

CIRCLE M MHP (Population served: 195, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-01-2009 to OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-01-2009 to OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-01-2009 to OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-01-2009 to OCT-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-03-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
OUT OF DOORS MART (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MAPLE LEAF GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-22-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 390
  • Hazardous Condition: 189
  • Service Call: 19
  • Good Intent Call: 20

Incident types - Kernersville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kernersville, NC
Most common first names in Kernersville, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20870.6 years
Mary17178.6 years
William16872.1 years
John15875.7 years
Robert12370.7 years
Charles10669.6 years
George7872.5 years
Ruth6778.8 years
Dorothy5874.1 years
Thomas5374.6 years
Most common last names in Kernersville, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15676.2 years
Jones6776.1 years
Idol6675.3 years
Stafford5677.9 years
Crews4773.6 years
Mabe4577.0 years
Davis4372.8 years
Martin4373.8 years
Linville4277.6 years
Brown4074.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Kernersville, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike3
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid2
Curves1Rue211
Decora Cabinetry2SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sleep Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx5Staples1
Ford1Starbucks3
GNC1Subway5
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3Target1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS6
Jones New York1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Kernersville compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Kernersville on our top lists:

  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
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