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Kinston city, North Carolina; Lenoir County, North Carolina

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Kinston city, North Carolina
Lenoir County, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
19,546
54,706
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
19,546
54,706
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
19,820
55,122
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.4%
-0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 19,900 55,122
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 21,677 59,495
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.4%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
24.3%
20.2%
Female persons, percent
52.3%
52.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
25.8%
55.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
68.0%
41.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
5.3%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.5%
7.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
24.8%
48.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,630 4,529
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 2.8% 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X 26,698
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 40.0% 56.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $98,200 $94,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,222 $1,102
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $453 $397
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $699 $707
Building permits, 2021 X 112
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 9,235 23,494
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.09 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.2% 87.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 3.2% 7.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 81.2% 85.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 72.6% 76.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 80.1% 81.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 16.7% 15.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 23.2% 18.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.5%
14.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 52.2% 57.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 49.5% 53.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 67,427 78,364
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 269,501 305,492
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 600,753 728,897
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $27,780 $12,307
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 17.3 23.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $32,094 $39,923
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $26,176 $24,894
Persons in poverty, percent
27.4%
17.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X 1,180
Total employment, 2020 X 23,724
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X 898,351
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X -1.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 3,234
All firms, 2012 2,057 4,470
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,163 2,601
Women-owned firms, 2012 664 1,449
Minority-owned firms, 2012 725 1,146
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,178 3,141
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 259 881
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,611 3,289
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,180.7 148.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 18.36 400.59
FIPS Code 3735920 37107
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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