Kinston Metro Area

  1. Kinston Metro Area Legal Resources
  2. Kinston Metro Area Statistics
  3. Kinston Metro Area Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Kinston Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Kinston Metro Area Family Information
  6. Kinston Metro Area Education Information
  7. Kinston Metro Area Business Information
  8. Kinston Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Kinston Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Kinston Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Kinston Metro Area Counties
  12. Kinston Metro Area Cities


Kinston Metro Area Legal Resources

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Kinston Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 59,648
  • Land Area (2000): 1,035.613 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 5.792 square kilometers
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Houses (2000): 27,184

Kinston Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 66,022 54.92%
 Rural, Farm 2,769 2.30%
 Rural, Non-farm 51,428 42.78%

Kinston Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Kinston Metro Area Employment Information

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Kinston Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 28,433 27,060 1,373 4.83% 48
1991 28,812 26,979 1,834 6.37% 63
1992 29,380 27,274 2,106 7.17% 72
1993 29,011 26,989 2,022 6.97% 70
1994 29,001 26,961 2,040 7.03% 71
1995 29,452 27,547 1,905 6.47% 65
1996 30,282 28,168 2,114 6.98% 70
1997 30,397 28,838 1,559 5.13% 51
1998 30,451 28,621 1,831 6.01% 60
1999 30,676 28,670 2,006 6.54% 65
2000 27,746 26,280 1,466 5.28% 53
2001 27,352 25,137 2,215 8.10% 81
2002 26,947 24,657 2,289 8.50% 85
2003 27,133 25,105 2,028 7.47% 75
2004 27,412 25,785 1,626 5.93% 59
2005 27,864 26,243 1,621 5.82% 58
2006 27,534 26,000 1,534 5.57% 56
2007 28,651 27,173 1,478 5.16% 52
2008 28,762 26,841 1,921 6.68% 67
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 28,780 27,183 1,597 5.55% 55
Feb 2008 28,431 26,816 1,615 5.68% 57
Mar 2008 28,634 27,025 1,609 5.62% 56
Apr 2008 28,700 27,074 1,626 5.67% 57
May 2008 28,956 26,973 1,983 6.85% 68
Jun 2008 29,085 26,987 2,098 7.21% 72
Jul 2008 28,855 26,570 2,285 7.92% 79
Aug 2008 28,677 26,435 2,242 7.82% 78
Sep 2008 28,744 26,507 2,237 7.78% 78
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Kinston Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 4,182 15.76%
2. Public Administration 1,688 6.36%
3. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 1,554 5.86%
4. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 1,294 4.88%
5. Health Care 1,164 4.39%
6. Educational Services 986 3.72%
7. Repair and Maintenance 914 3.44%
8. Food Manufacturing 846 3.19%
9. Accommodation and Food Services 808 3.05%
10. Chemical Manufacturing 788 2.97%
11. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 680 2.56%
12. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 660 2.49%
13. Truck Transportation 654 2.46%
14. Food and Beverage Stores 574 2.16%
15. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 488 1.84%
16. Finance and Insurance 470 1.77%
17. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 434 1.64%
18. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 414 1.56%
19. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 388 1.46%
20. Machinery Manufacturing 364 1.37%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 5,456 22.24%
2. Educational Services 3,038 12.38%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 1,718 7.00%
4. Public Administration 1,100 4.48%
5. Social Assistance 1,092 4.45%
6. Department and Other General Stores 788 3.21%
7. Apparel Manufacturing 760 3.10%
8. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 744 3.03%
9. Finance and Insurance 722 2.94%
10. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 694 2.83%
11. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 692 2.82%
12. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 536 2.18%
13. Food and Beverage Stores 500 2.04%
14. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 466 1.90%
15. Personal and Laundry Services 408 1.66%
16. Food Manufacturing 384 1.57%
17. Private Household Services 278 1.13%
18. Construction 258 1.05%
19. Nonmetallic Mineral Manufacturing 254 1.04%
20. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 252 1.03%

Kinston Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 1,706 6.43%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 1,608 6.06%
3. Other Production Occupations 1,502 5.66%
4. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1,026 3.87%
5. Other Management Occupations 1,024 3.86%
6. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 1,010 3.81%
7. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 982 3.70%
8. Other Sales and Related Occupations 972 3.66%
9. Other Construction Trades 948 3.57%
10. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 866 3.26%
11. Vehicle Mechanics 826 3.11%
12. Farmers and Farm Managers 742 2.80%
13. Carpenters 684 2.58%
14. Construction Laborers 648 2.44%
15. Law Enforcement Workers 644 2.43%
16. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 586 2.21%
17. Agricultural Workers 568 2.14%
18. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 566 2.13%
19. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 566 2.13%
20. Other Material Moving Workers 414 1.56%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Secretaries and Admins 1,566 6.38%
2. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 1,450 5.91%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 1,282 5.23%
4. Other Production Occupations 1,254 5.11%
5. Other Office and Admin Support 1,222 4.98%
6. Health Technologists and Technicians 1,072 4.37%
7. Registered Nurses 986 4.02%
8. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 924 3.77%
9. Cashiers 886 3.61%
10. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 838 3.42%
11. Other Management Occupations 760 3.10%
12. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 692 2.82%
13. Other Sales and Related Occupations 642 2.62%
14. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 618 2.52%
15. Waiters and Waitresses 586 2.39%
16. Assemblers and Fabricators 574 2.34%
17. Child Care Workers 538 2.19%
18. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 526 2.14%
19. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 492 2.01%
20. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 486 1.98%

Kinston Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 49,987 53.54%
15-35 hours 8,467 9.07%
1-14 hours 2,656 2.84%
No regular hours 32,262 34.55%

Kinston Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 1,478 2.97%
5 AM-5:29 AM 1,228 2.47%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 2,163 4.35%
6 AM-6:29 AM 4,563 9.18%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 7,336 14.76%
7 AM-7:29 AM 7,384 14.85%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 9,148 18.40%
8 AM-8:29 AM 4,419 8.89%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 1,825 3.67%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 1,881 3.78%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 938 1.89%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 408 0.82%
Noon-3:59 PM 3,378 6.80%
4 PM-11:59 PM 3,560 7.16%

Kinston Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 1,530 3.08%
5-9 6,510 13.10%
10-14 9,726 19.57%
15-19 10,247 20.61%
20-24 7,044 14.17%
25-29 1,950 3.92%
30-34 5,255 10.57%
35-39 610 1.23%
40-44 782 1.57%
45-59 2,592 5.21%
60-89 1,600 3.22%
At least 90 1,863 3.75%

Kinston Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 230 0.46% 36,777 73.98%
30-44 20 0.04% 6,627 13.33%
45-59 0 0.00% 2,592 5.21%
At least 60 72 0.14% 3,391 6.82%

Kinston Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 48 0.09%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 7,473 14.72%
 Car / truck / van, solo 40,614 80.02%
 Motorcycle 52 0.10%
 Other 394 0.78%
 Public transportation 322 0.63%
 Walked 806 1.59%
 Worked at home 1,045 2.06%

Kinston Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Kinston Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 47,748 (115,754 people)
Families (2000): 32,566 (96,402 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 11,025
People at same address in 1995: 66,366

Kinston Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 7,652 15.89%
$10,000-$14,999 3,786 7.86%
$15,000-$19,999 3,928 8.15%
$20,000-$24,999 4,229 8.78%
$25,000-$29,999 3,576 7.42%
$30,000-$34,999 3,510 7.29%
$35,000-$39,999 2,969 6.16%
$40,000-$44,999 2,747 5.70%
$45,000-$49,999 2,678 5.56%
$50,000-$59,999 3,891 8.08%
$60,000-$74,999 3,895 8.09%
$75,000-$99,999 2,899 6.02%
$100,000-$124,999 1,030 2.14%
$125,000-$149,999 431 0.89%
$150,000-$199,999 430 0.89%
$200,000 or more 520 1.08%

Kinston Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 6,769 28.37%
 Family, 2 people 7,117 29.83%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 743 3.11%
 Family, 3 people 4,276 17.92%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 93 0.39%
 Family, 4 people 3,028 12.69%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 38 0.16%
 Family, 5 people 1,160 4.86%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 21 0.09%
 Family, 6 people 370 1.55%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 9 0.04%
 Family, 7 or more people 231 0.97%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 7 0.03%

Kinston Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 36,924 29.33%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 11,568 9.19%
Public Assistance 2,028 1.61%
Retirement 8,597 6.83%
Self Employment 5,487 4.36%
Social Security 14,798 11.75%
Supplemental Security 3,227 2.56%
Wage / Salary 35,553 28.24%
Other 7,720 6.13%

Kinston Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 13,518 58.71%
 With children under 18 9,508 41.29%

Kinston Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 3,427 7.77%
 Married 27,443 62.19%
 Never Married 11,883 26.93%
 Widowed 1,376 3.12%

Kinston Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 5,233 10.28%
 Married 26,596 52.24%
 Never Married 11,476 22.54%
 Widowed 7,608 14.94%

Kinston Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Kinston Metro Area Education Information

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Kinston Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 8,962 9.97%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 17,180 19.12%
 High school diploma or equivalent 27,970 31.12%
 Some college, no degree 18,787 20.91%
 Associate degree 5,954 6.63%
 Bachelors degree 8,020 8.92%
 Graduate or professional degree 2,992 3.33%

Kinston Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 1,387 2.33% 858 1.44% 2,245 3.76%
Kindergarten 1,594 2.67% 74 0.12% 1,668 2.80%
Grades 1-4 6,732 11.29% 396 0.66% 7,128 11.95%
Grades 5-8 6,939 11.63% 448 0.75% 7,387 12.38%
Grades 9-12 5,941 9.96% 630 1.06% 6,571 11.02%
Undergrad college 3,861 6.47% 480 0.80% 4,341 7.28%
Graduate or professional school 420 0.70% 50 0.08% 470 0.79%
Total 26,874 45.05% 2,936 4.92% 29,810 49.98%

Kinston Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Kinston Metro Area Business Information

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Kinston Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2003 132 121
2004 112 117

Kinston Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Kinston Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Kinston Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 97,682 83.44%
 Below Poverty Level 19,385 16.56%

Kinston Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Kinston Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 111
Kinston Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Kinston Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Kinston Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 8,167 13.69%
10-19 Years 8,325 13.96%
20-29 Years 6,842 11.47%
30-39 Years 8,174 13.70%
40-49 Years 9,237 15.49%
50-59 Years 7,354 12.33%
60-69 Years 5,392 9.04%
70-79 Years 4,164 6.98%
80-89 Years 1,728 2.90%
90+ Years 265 0.44%

Kinston Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 28,312 47.47%
 Female 31,336 52.53%

Kinston Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 33,075 55.45%
 African-American 24,016 40.26%
 Hispanic/Latino 1,891 3.17%
 Multiracial 306 0.51%
 Asian 199 0.33%
 Amerindian 97 0.16%
 Other Race 41 0.07%
 Pacific Islander 23 0.04%

Kinston Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 19,325 41.57%
2. English 9,879 21.25%
3. Irish 4,966 10.68%
4. German 3,499 7.53%
5. Scotch Irish 1,720 3.70%
6. Scottish 1,389 2.99%
7. French Non-Basque 1,019 2.19%
8. Italian 906 1.95%
9. European 643 1.38%
10. Dutch 482 1.04%

Kinston Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 106,488 94.69%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 4,608 4.10%
3. French 501 0.45%
4. Gujarathi 126 0.11%
5. Laotian 80 0.07%
6. Vietnamese 76 0.07%
7. Chinese 74 0.07%
8. German 58 0.05%
9. Other West Germanic 58 0.05%
10. Tagalog 54 0.05%

Kinston Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 116,918 97.25%
 Naturalized immigrant 1,009 0.84%
 Not a citizen 2,292 1.91%

Kinston Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Kinston Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Kinston Metro Area Counties

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Alphabetical | By Population

Lenoir County    

Kinston Metro Area Cities

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