Living in Kinston, NC

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living | Photos
Updated: 2020-03-10

Kinston SnackAbility

2
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
2
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
9.5

Kinston, NC Crime Report

1,531
Total Crimes
7,526.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
193.05%
Above National Average

Kinston, NC Cost Of Living

86
Kinston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Kinston, North Carolina Info Snack

Kinston is a city in Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 21,677 at the 2010 Census. It has been the county seat of Lenoir County since its formation in 1791. Kinston is located in the coastal plains region of Eastern North Carolina.
Population
20,659
Unemployment
15.5%
Poverty
29.4%
Median Home
$102,700
Median Income
$31,981
Median Rent
$708

Kinston, NC Photos

Rankings for Kinston in North Carolina

Best Places Around Kinston

1

Winterville, NC
Population 9,546

2

Greenville, NC
Population 91,207

3

Half Moon, NC
Population 7,669

4

Piney Green, NC
Population 14,061

5

Clinton, NC
Population 8,557

6

Washington, NC
Population 9,649

7

Havelock, NC
Population 20,330

8

New Bern, NC
Population 29,958

9

Wilson, NC
Population 49,230

10

Williamston, NC
Population 5,375

Map Of Kinston, NC

Population over time in Kinston

Year Population % Change
2017 20,659 -1.6%
2016 21,004 -1.8%
2015 21,393 -0.7%
2014 21,540 -0.2%
2013 21,589 -0.5%
2012 21,693 -0.2%
2011 21,746 -0.4%
2010 21,835 -0.7%
2009 21,998 -
Crime/100k Kinston NC USA
Violent Crime 1111.1 377.6 368.9
Murder 14.7 6.0 5.0
Robbery 186.8 81.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 909.5 265.1 246.8
Property Crime 6415.6 2494.1 2199.5
Burglary 1538.8 599.9 376.0
Larceny 4636.0 1724.4 1594.6
Car Theft 240.9 169.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Kinston

White
27.3% (5,636)
African American
66.1% (13,651)
American Indian
0.6% (118)
Asian
1.1% (234)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.3% (477)
Hispanic
2.6% (543)
Race Kinston NC USA
White 27.3% 63.3% 61.1%
African American 66.1% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.6% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.1% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.6% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Kinston, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
13.3% (275,468)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.1% (207,826)
$15,000 to $24,999
19.3% (399,324)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.6% (198,262)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.5% (278,967)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.9% (348,942)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.1% (146,714)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.1% (125,955)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (44,550)
$200,000 or more
1.9% (39,885)
Income Kinston NC USA
Less than $10,000 13.3% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.1% 5.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 19.3% 10.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.6% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.5% 14.2% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.9% 18.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.1% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.1% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.9% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Kinston

Female
52.8% (10,916)
Male
47.2% (9,743)
Gender Kinston NC USA
Female 52.8% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Kinston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.0% (1,652)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (2,479)
High School / GED
33.0% (6,817)
Some College
21.0% (4,338)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,859)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (2,272)
Master's Degree
4.0% (826)
Professional Degree
1.0% (206)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (206)
Education Kinston NC USA
< 9th Grade 8.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Articles About North Carolina

Enjoy The Snack?