Kinston, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 536 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 217  (40.6%)
Females: 319  (59.4%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36453.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,779 (it was $30,875 in 2000)
Kinston:

$26,779
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,843 (it was $14,738 in 2000)

Kinston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,418 (it was $48,000 in 2000)
Kinston:

$72,418
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $72,814; Detached houses: $78,886; Mobile homes: $37,451

Median gross rent in 2013: $456.

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  • Races in Kinston, AL (2010)

    Kinston races chart
    • 51194.6%White alone
    • 112.0%American Indian alone
    • 91.7%Two or more races
    • 50.9%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kinston: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (22.2%), German (18.6%), Scottish (11.7%), Irish (8.1%), English (7.9%), Portuguese (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 275 feet

Land area: 4.88 square miles.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (very low).

Kinston,AL real estate house value index trend

Kinston, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Kinston:

  • High school or higher: 59.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kinston town:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Alabama:

2.0%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Kinston, Alabama as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kinston to the number of sex offenders is 109 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $255 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $253 (0.3%)

Kinston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (45.2 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (79.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (558.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Onycha, AL (2.5 miles ), Opp, AL (2.6 miles ), Goodman, AL (3.0 miles ), Horn Hill, AL (3.0 miles ), Babbie, AL (3.2 miles ), Samson, AL (3.2 miles ), Sanford, AL (3.8 miles ), Elba, AL (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 31.22 N, Longitude: 86.17 W

Area code: 334

Kinston household income distribution Kinston home values distribution

Crime rates in Kinston by Year
Type 2001 2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0184.20.0
Robberies 0000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0158.70.00.0
Assaults 1002322
per 100,000 165.60.00.0325.2476.2368.3364.3
Burglaries 21251075
per 100,000 331.1162.1326.8813.01,587.31,289.1910.7
Thefts 61134125
per 100,000 993.4162.1163.4487.8634.92,209.9910.7
Auto thefts 2010121
per 100,000 331.10.0163.40.0158.7368.3182.1
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0N/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.4) 127.518.644.2147.2304.0446.6195.3

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Crime rate in Kinston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Alabama average:

2.28
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (17%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Kinston, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kinston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Kinston town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 9/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kinston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 344.9 miles away from Kinston center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 163.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.0 miles away from Kinston center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 337.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Coffee County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kinston topographic map

Birthplace of: Dean Daughtry - Keyboardist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Kinston:

  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE - OPP (Hospital, about 7 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • MIZELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • LHC HOMECARE OF SOUTH ALABAMA (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • OPP HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; OPP, AL)
  • FIRST CHOICE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ELBA, AL)
  • ELBA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELBA, AL)

Airports located in Kinston:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kinston:

  • Enterprise State Community College (about 21 miles; Enterprise, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 43 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 43 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 51 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 77 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • The University of West Florida (about 78 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Alabama State University (about 80 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)

Public high school in Kinston:

  • Kinston School (Students: 503; Location: 201 COLLEGE ST; Grades: OK-12)
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Notable location: Kinston Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Kinston: Kinston First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Adams Cemetery (2), Kinston Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Coffee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

KINSTON WATER WORKS (Population served: 2,028, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.4%
(25.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kinston compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Alabama average:

11.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kinston town (based on Coffee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,88991
Mainline Protestant3,45713
Catholic1,5501
Black Protestant1,32011
Other8054
None16,927-
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: 6
Coffee County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Coffee County:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Coffee County:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Coffee County:

32.5%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

13.5%
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 6$13,025$26,0505$5,377
Other Government Administration 1$1,453$17,4360$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$800
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,164$37,9682$1,392
Streets and Highways 1$2,273$27,2760$0
Welfare 0$0 2$2,529
Water Supply 1$3,049$36,5880$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,881$22,5720$0
Totals for Government 11$24,845$27,10412$10,098

11.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.64%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.39% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,523 average AGI)
Coffee County:

0.39%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dale County, AL  1.46% ($36,205 average AGI)
from Houston County, AL  0.50% ($32,224)
from Geneva County, AL  0.38% ($35,815)


11.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.98%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.66% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,052 average AGI)
Coffee County:

0.66%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dale County, AL  1.36% ($31,459 average AGI)
to Houston County, AL  0.72% ($32,065)
to Geneva County, AL  0.41% ($32,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kinston:

  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMI (860 AM; 1 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKWL (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORALA, AL; Owner: FLORALA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kinston:

  • WJIF (91.9 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: OPP EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WAMI-FM (102.3 FM; OPP, AL; Owner: THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTKE (98.1 FM; HOLT, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXX (107.7 FM; GEORGIANA, AL; Owner: JEFFREY K. HAYNES)
  • W218AO (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSTF (91.5 FM; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY CHRISTIAN EDUC. RADIO,INC)

TV broadcast stations around Kinston:

  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W19BV (Channel 19; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W36BQ (Channel 36; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W40BE (Channel 40; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W49BM (Channel 49; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • W57CC (Channel 57; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W59CQ (Channel 59; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - FOUR)
  • W65CW (Channel 65; ANDALUSIA, AL; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)

Kinston fatal accident list:

Jul 13, 1996 10:30 PM, 52, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • $4,226,000Total costs
  • 1,829Total average daily traffic
  • 180Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,710Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kinston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HACODA, Hacoda 2al60103 (Lat: 31.089861 Lon: -86.168111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQPE691
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/24/2012, Expiration Date: 04/24/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KE4ITT, Licensee ID: L00749252
    Grant Date: 09/30/2003, Expiration Date: 12/28/2013, Certifier: Carolyn M King
    Registrant: Carolyn M King, 330 Pierce St, Kinston, AL 36453
  • Call Sign: KI4HLZ, Licensee ID: L00932745
    Grant Date: 10/25/2004, Expiration Date: 10/25/2014, Certifier: Lonnie L Hataway Jr
    Registrant: Lonnie L Hataway Jr, 511 Hwy 52 N, Kinston, AL 36453-0406
  • Call Sign: KJ4CFB, Licensee ID: L01372139
    Grant Date: 02/21/2008, Expiration Date: 02/21/2018, Certifier: Paula K Farris
    Registrant: Paula K Farris, 3614 Hwy 134, Kinston, AL 36453


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kinston)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Kinston, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3472.0 years
John2776.8 years
William1679.8 years
Willie1482.8 years
Charles1369.7 years
Mary1378.4 years
Robert876.6 years
Thomas879.0 years
Fannie778.1 years
Annie774.0 years
Most common last names in Kinston, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Weeks4576.2 years
Fleming2173.8 years
Davis1872.9 years
Clark1584.1 years
Bedsole1380.8 years
Simmons1273.4 years
Pridgen1177.6 years
Pierce1171.5 years
Whigham1177.5 years
Wise1077.7 years

Kinston on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
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