Kinston, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 20,509 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.4%
 
Males: 9,527  (46.5%)
Females: 10,982  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28501.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,373 (it was $26,630 in 2000)
Kinston:

$31,373
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,675 (it was $17,779 in 2000)

Kinston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,399 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Kinston:

$107,399
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $124,733; detached houses: $147,592; townhouses or other attached units: $135,480; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,273; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,434; mobile homes: $50,711

Median gross rent in 2017: $687.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kinston: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.0%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 62.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for American Indian residents, 58.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kinston, NC (2017)
    • 13,90264.8%Black alone
    • 6,17128.7%White alone
    • 6332.9%Hispanic
    • 4632.2%Two or more races
    • 1620.8%Asian alone
    • 1330.6%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 114 registered sex offenders living in Kinston, North Carolina as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kinston is 192 to 1.


Crime rates in Kinston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(8.6)
5
(21.5)
1
(4.4)
6
(27.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.1)
11
(50.1)
1
(4.6)
3
(13.9)
5
(23.1)
2
(9.4)
6
(28.9)
3
(14.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(34.3)
9
(38.6)
12
(53.2)
12
(54.1)
11
(49.5)
10
(45.7)
6
(27.3)
13
(59.5)
7
(32.4)
6
(27.7)
8
(37.6)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
60
(257.5)
44
(188.8)
63
(279.2)
69
(311.3)
60
(270.2)
50
(228.3)
67
(305.2)
54
(247.3)
66
(305.3)
55
(254.2)
37
(174.0)
40
(192.4)
38
(186.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
218
(935.7)
179
(768.0)
214
(948.2)
175
(789.4)
193
(869.3)
161
(735.2)
182
(829.1)
212
(970.9)
197
(911.2)
325
(1,502)
210
(987.4)
220
(1,058)
185
(909.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
526
(2,258)
396
(1,699)
359
(1,591)
484
(2,183)
486
(2,189)
379
(1,731)
491
(2,237)
378
(1,731)
351
(1,624)
326
(1,507)
326
(1,533)
293
(1,409)
313
(1,539)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,689
(7,250)
1,397
(5,994)
995
(4,409)
1,213
(5,472)
999
(4,499)
807
(3,685)
914
(4,164)
945
(4,328)
1,089
(5,037)
1,056
(4,881)
938
(4,410)
892
(4,290)
943
(4,636)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
100
(429.2)
94
(403.3)
54
(239.3)
69
(311.3)
75
(337.8)
45
(205.5)
32
(145.8)
38
(174.0)
64
(296.0)
43
(198.8)
32
(150.5)
34
(163.5)
49
(240.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(42.9)
14
(60.1)
15
(66.5)
6
(27.1)
6
(27.0)
12
(54.8)
9
(41.0)
6
(27.5)
11
(50.9)
7
(32.4)
6
(28.2)
3
(14.4)
8
(39.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)791.4675.0631.6745.3654.8555.3714.2633.4666.3761.7594.3641.2611.3

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City-data.com crime index in Kinston, NC

Crime rate in Kinston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 73 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: African (14.0%), American (7.5%), English (4.5%), Irish (2.2%), German (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/1849

Elevation: 44 feet

Land area: 16.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,226 people per square mile   (low).

Kinston, North Carolina map

485 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

2.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,489 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,215 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (25.8 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (70.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (353.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Jackson Heights, NC (2.1 miles ),
Dover, NC (3.0 miles ),
Hookerton, NC (3.2 miles ),
Grifton, NC (3.3 miles ),
La Grange, NC (3.5 miles ),
Snow Hill, NC (3.6 miles ),
Maury, NC (3.8 miles ),
Seven Springs, NC (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 35.27 N, Longitude: 77.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,125 (+47.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,005 (64.2%)

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Kinston, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kinston, NC in 2017
Kinston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $222,100
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $241,100
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $449,600
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,100
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $323,800
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $321,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Kinston, NC residents
Average permit cost in Kinston, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Kinston, NC
Historical housing units in Kinston, NC
Most common industries in Kinston, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.0%)
  • Food (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Food (4.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.6%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Apparel (3.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Kinston, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Kinston, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kinston, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.09. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.09
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Kinston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.7 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 F4 tornado 19.5 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.

Earthquake activity:

Kinston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.2 miles away from Kinston center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 220.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 295.5 miles away from Kinston center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 239.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lenoir County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kinston topographic map

Hospitals in Kinston:

  • CASWELL CENTER (2415 W. VERNON AVENUE)
  • LENOIR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 100 AIRPORT RD)
  • ROSEANNE GROUP HOME (900 ROSEANNE DR)
  • SKILL CREATIONS OF KINSTON (901 DOCTORS DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Kinston:

  • GUARDIAN CARE OF KINSTON (CUNNINGHAM RD BOX 1438)
  • HARMONY HALL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (312 WARREN AVENUE)
  • KINSTON REHAB AND HEALTHCARE CTR (907 CUNNINGHAM RD)
  • OAK MANOR OF KINSTON (317 RHODES AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Kinston:

  • FMC OF KINSTON DIALYSIS UNIT (604 AIRPORT ROAD)
  • FMC VERNON DIALYSIS UNIT (3101 WEST NEW BERN ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Kinston:

  • TAR HEEL HOME HEALTH (2111-C NORTH QUEEN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Kinston:

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College/University in Kinston:

  • Lenoir Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,555; Location: 231 Highway 58 South; Public; Website: www.lenoircc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kinston:

  • Pitt Community College (about 22 miles; Winterville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 7,026)
  • Wayne Community College (about 23 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • East Carolina University (about 27 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Mount Olive College (about 28 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Craven Community College (about 30 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 37 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 43 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)

Public high schools in Kinston:

  • CASWELL CENTER (Location: 2415 W VERNON AVENUE, Grades: KG-12)
  • KINSTON HIGH (Location: 2601 N QUEEN ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • LENOIR COUNTY LEARNING ACADEMY (Location: 2529 CEDAR DELL LANE, Grades: 6-12)
  • LENOIR COUNTY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH (Location: 231 HWY 58 SOUTH, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Kinston:

  • ARENDELL PARROTT ACADEMY (Students: 788, Location: 1901 DOBBS FARM RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 325, Location: 1936 BANKS SCHOOL RD, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Kinston:

  • CHILDREN'S VILLAGE ACADEMY (Location: 701 NORTH ADKIN STREET, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY (Location: 1701 OLD WELL RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • ROCHELLE MIDDLE (Location: 301 N ROCHELLE BLVD, Grades: 6-8)
  • SOUTHEAST ELEMENTARY (Location: 201 MCDANIELS STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • BANKS ELEMENTARY (Location: 2148 FALLING CREEK RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • CONTENTNEA-SAVANNAH SCHOOL (Location: 3400 FERRELL ROAD, Grades: KG-8)
  • MOSS HILL ELEMENTARY (Location: 6040 HWY 55 WEST, Grades: KG-5)
  • SOUTHWOOD ELEMENTARY (Location: 1245 HWY 58 SOUTH, Grades: KG-5)
  • WOODINGTON MIDDLE (Location: 4939 HWY 258 SOUTH, Grades: 6-8)
  • NORTHEAST ELEMENTARY (Location: 1002 E HIGHLAND AVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Kinston

Library in Kinston:

  • NEUSE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,591,484; Location: 510 N. QUEEN STREET; 226,553 books; 746 e-books; 8,348 audio materials; 11,127 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 459 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add to private schools Bethel Christian Academy

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kinston: Kinston Square (A), Martin Freeman Community Center (B), Herritage Plaza (C), Kinston Country Club and Golf Course (D), Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce (E), Carver Court Community Center (F), Harmony Hall (G), Mitchell Community Center (H), McLewean Square (I), Peachtree Treatment Plant (J), Kinston City Hall (K), Caswell Developmental Center (L), Kinston Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (M), Spring Arbor of Kinston (N), Britthaven of Kinston (O), Lenoir County Criminal Justice (P), Kinston Police Department (Q), Caswell Number 1 Fire Station Museum (R), Lenoir County Sheriff's Office (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Park View Shopping Center (1), Kinston Plaza Shopping Center (2), Vernon Park Mall (3), Frenchmans Creek Mall (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kinston include: First Baptist Church (A), Grace Church (B), Little Rock Church (C), Saint Paul Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Tanglewood Church (G), Westminster Church (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Westview Cemetery (1), Maplewood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kinston include: Fairfield Park (1), Caswell-Newse State Historic Site (2), Lovit Hires Park (3), Southeast Park (4), Holloway Park (5), Emma Webb Park (6), Grainger Stadium (7), Bill Fay Memorial Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fire Station Museum-Caswell No 1 (118 South Queen Street) (1), Lenoir County Historical Association Harmony Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 109 East King Street) (2), Kinston Convention & Visitors Bureau (301 North Queen Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Kinston- N.C. (1382 Highway 258 South) (1), Days Inn (410 East New Bern Road) (2), Comfort Inn Kinston (200 West New Bern Road) (3), Best Western Inn (208 East New Bern Road) (4), Holiday Inn Exp Stes Kinston (1156 Hill Farm Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: North Carolina State - Juvenile Court Intake Ofc (110 South Queen Street) (1), North Carolina State - Juvenile Court Counselor Office (110 South Queen Street) (2), North Carolina State - Division Of Motor Vehicles- Family Court Coordin (130 South Queen Street) (3), North Carolina State - Employment Security Commission Of Nc- Family Court Coordin (2100 Presbyterian Lane) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jocelyn Brown - Singer, Tyrone Willingham - College football player, Donna White - College golfer, Dwight Clark - Football player, 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), Quinton Coples - Football defensive end, Reggie Bullock - Basketball player, Richard C. Gatlin - Confederate Army general.

Lenoir 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:

TABERNACLE FWB CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
FALLING CREEK COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-24-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FREE SPIRIT FWB CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-16-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-14-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-14-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-25-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2014)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kinston that have no violations reported:

  • CEDAR LAKE MHP (Population served: 124, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.7%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Kinston in 2010:

  • 415 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 161 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Kinston in 2000:

  • 603 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 170 people in nursing homes
  • 122 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 111 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 80 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Kinston (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Vernon Park Mall Branch, Main Office Branch, U.S. Highway 70 East Branch, Plaza Branch. 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.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Kinston Main Branch, Queen Street Branch, Kinston Plaza Branch. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kinston Plaza at 700 Plaza Boulevard, branch established on 1967/09/05; Vernon Park Mall Branch at 1903 W. Vernon Avenue, Vernon Park Mall Shopping C, branch established on 1959/07/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Kinston Main Branch at 1900 W Vernon Avenue, branch established on 1977/03/21. 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
  • The Little Bank, Incorporated: at 1101 West Vernon Avenue, branch established on 1998/11/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.7 mil, Deposits: $251.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Plaza Boulevard Branch at 609 Plaza Boulevard, branch established on 1995/01/23. 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
  • First South Bank: Heritage Street Branch at 2430 Heritage Street, branch established on 2001/08/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $744.4 mil, Deposits: $644.7 mil, headquarters in Washington, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Kinston:

Marital status in Kinston, NC
  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Kinston:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kinston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kinston, NC (based on Lenoir County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,198105
Mainline Protestant7,36149
Other3,1758
Black Protestant2,19620
Catholic4641
None26,101-
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: 14
Here:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lenoir County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Lenoir County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Lenoir County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lenoir County:

32.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lenoir County:

11.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kinston:

48.6%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kinston:

44.5%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Kinston:

29.9
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kinston:

18.9%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kinston:

14.0%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kinston:

37.2%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Kinston:

52.5%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Kinston:

79.7%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kinston, 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
Police Protection - Officers 70$247,284$42,3922$1,763
Electric Power 52$174,999$40,3840$0
Firefighters 48$167,656$41,9140$0
Parks and Recreation 28$91,135$39,05868$40,694
Water Supply 27$100,360$44,6040$0
Streets and Highways 27$123,568$54,9190$0
Solid Waste Management 27$62,568$27,8081$1,056
Other and Unallocable 15$43,485$34,7882$4,081
Financial Administration 14$67,908$58,2073$1,160
Sewerage 13$44,006$40,6210$0
Other Government Administration 12$61,917$61,9177$10,827
Police - Other 10$25,837$31,0040$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 343$1,210,723$42,35883$59,581

5.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pitt County, NC  0.79% ($29,475 average AGI)
from Wayne County, NC  0.63% ($31,200)
from Greene County, NC  0.54% ($27,108)


6.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pitt County, NC  1.05% ($32,201 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NC  0.73% ($34,401)
to Greene County, NC  0.46% ($23,284)
Businesses in Kinston, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's3
Applebee's1Nike2
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
BMW1Penske1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2Quality1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Chick-Fil-A2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx4Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subway5
Foot Locker1Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile3
GNC1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular5
JCPenney1UPS10
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kinston:

  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLNR (1230 AM; 1 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WELS (1010 AM; 1 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: KINSTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, 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.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • W240AW (95.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX 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)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGO (88.7 FM; SNOW HILL, NC; Owner: PATHWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, INC.)
  • WKNS (90.3 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

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)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Kinston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 90Number of bridges
  • 869ft / 265mTotal length
  • 512,280Total average daily traffic
  • 53,857Total average daily truck traffic
  • 823,960Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kinston, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 91950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 382010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kinston, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kinston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 218 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kinston, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kinston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Kinston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 62 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 180. The highest number of fire incidents - 326 took place in 2014, and the least - 23 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Kinston, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (55.8%), and Outside Fires (28.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kinston, NC
    • 1,70855.8%Structure Fires
    • 87528.6%Outside Fires
    • 39713.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 802.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kinston, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kinston, North Carolina:

  • Days Inn, 410 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, North Carolina 28504 , Phone: (252) 527-6064
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 208 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, North Carolina 28501 , Phone: (252) 527-4155, Fax: (252) 527-2900
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kinston, North Carolina
Most common first names in Kinston, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James49668.5 years
William42170.7 years
Mary35177.2 years
John31271.6 years
Robert23267.5 years
George18472.3 years
Annie17778.5 years
Willie17269.9 years
Charles14067.1 years
Joseph11870.5 years
Most common last names in Kinston, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones40572.8 years
Smith27973.3 years
Williams27172.2 years
Sutton27173.5 years
Taylor25674.0 years
Davis20973.2 years
Hill20473.7 years
Moore14872.4 years
Rouse14673.4 years
Brown14670.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kinston, NC
  • 43.8%Electricity
  • 43.8%Utility gas
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kinston, NC
  • 58.9%Electricity
  • 31.3%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Kinston compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Kinston on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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