Kinston

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  2. Kinston Statistics
  3. Kinston Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Kinston Employment Information
  5. Kinston Family Information
  6. Kinston Education Information
  7. Kinston Public Benefits Information
  8. Kinston Criminal Information
  9. Kinston Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. Kinston Zip Codes


Kinston Legal Resources

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Kinston Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 25,150
  • Land Area (2000): 79.770 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 1.074 square kilometers

Kinston Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 24,808 2002 24,485 2005 23,298
2000 Not Available 2003 23,481 2006 23,307
2001 24,091 2004 23,344 2007 22,568

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Houses (2000): 11,745

Kinston Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 23,917 94.90%
 Rural, Farm 27 0.11%
 Rural, Non-farm 1,257 4.99%

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Kinston Employment Information

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Kinston Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 11,260 10,474 787 6.99% 70
1991 11,493 10,442 1,051 9.15% 91
1992 11,764 10,557 1,207 10.26% 102
1993 11,605 10,446 1,159 9.98% 99
1994 11,604 10,435 1,169 10.07% 101
1995 11,754 10,662 1,092 9.29% 93
1996 12,113 10,902 1,211 10.00% 100
1997 12,055 11,162 894 7.41% 74
1998 12,127 11,078 1,049 8.65% 86
1999 12,246 11,097 1,149 9.39% 94
2000 9,679 8,894 785 8.11% 81
2001 9,693 8,507 1,186 12.23% 122
2002 9,570 8,345 1,226 12.81% 128
2003 9,582 8,497 1,086 11.33% 113
2004 9,597 8,727 871 9.07% 91
2005 9,466 8,833 634 6.70% 67
2006 9,355 8,749 606 6.48% 65
2007 9,718 9,144 575 5.91% 59
2008 9,814 9,032 782 7.97% 80
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 9,783 9,147 636 6.50% 65
Feb 2008 9,693 9,023 670 6.91% 69
Mar 2008 9,730 9,094 636 6.54% 65
Apr 2008 9,759 9,110 649 6.65% 67
May 2008 9,883 9,076 807 8.17% 82
Jun 2008 9,963 9,081 882 8.85% 89
Jul 2008 9,858 8,941 917 9.30% 93
Aug 2008 9,808 8,895 913 9.31% 93
Sep 2008 9,846 8,919 927 9.41% 94
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Kinston Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 455 10.32%
2. Public Administration 281 6.37%
3. Health Care 277 6.28%
4. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 225 5.10%
5. Food Manufacturing 223 5.06%
6. Educational Services 197 4.47%
7. Repair and Maintenance 174 3.94%
8. Accommodation and Food Services 166 3.76%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 145 3.29%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 134 3.04%
11. Chemical Manufacturing 128 2.90%
12. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 119 2.70%
13. Finance and Insurance 101 2.29%
14. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 96 2.18%
15. Personal and Laundry Services 93 2.11%
16. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 88 2.00%
17. Truck Transportation 84 1.90%
18. Metal Manufactuing 81 1.84%
19. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 75 1.70%
20. Wood Manufacturing 74 1.68%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 1,160 24.22%
2. Educational Services 631 13.18%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 350 7.31%
4. Social Assistance 233 4.87%
5. Apparel Manufacturing 195 4.07%
6. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 167 3.49%
7. Public Administration 160 3.34%
8. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 143 2.99%
9. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 140 2.92%
10. Finance and Insurance 130 2.71%
11. Department and Other General Stores 129 2.69%
12. Personal and Laundry Services 103 2.15%
13. Food Manufacturing 99 2.07%
14. Nonmetallic Mineral Manufacturing 82 1.71%
15. Private Household Services 78 1.63%
16. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 72 1.50%
17. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 69 1.44%
18. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 64 1.34%
19. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 59 1.23%
20. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 57 1.19%

Kinston Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 297 6.73%
2. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 229 5.19%
3. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 211 4.78%
4. Other Installation / Maintenance 197 4.47%
5. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 181 4.10%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 181 4.10%
7. Other Management Occupations 168 3.81%
8. Vehicle Mechanics 158 3.58%
9. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 153 3.47%
10. Other Construction Trades 124 2.81%
11. Other Material Moving Workers 122 2.77%
12. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 118 2.68%
13. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 117 2.65%
14. Top Executives 106 2.40%
15. Carpenters 91 2.06%
16. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 88 2.00%
17. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 83 1.88%
18. Food Processing Workers 75 1.70%
19. Business Operations Specialists 74 1.68%
20. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 72 1.63%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 361 7.54%
2. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 273 5.70%
3. Other Production Occupations 263 5.49%
4. Secretaries and Admins 248 5.18%
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 240 5.01%
6. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 240 5.01%
7. Other Office and Admin Support 186 3.88%
8. Registered Nurses 183 3.82%
9. Other Management Occupations 177 3.70%
10. Cashiers 156 3.26%
11. Assemblers and Fabricators 136 2.84%
12. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 127 2.65%
13. Health Technologists and Technicians 106 2.21%
14. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 105 2.19%
15. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 104 2.17%
16. Child Care Workers 101 2.11%
17. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 101 2.11%
18. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 99 2.07%
19. Waiters and Waitresses 98 2.05%
20. Other Personal Care, Not child care 97 2.03%

Kinston Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 9,242 46.83%
15-35 hours 1,739 8.81%
1-14 hours 651 3.30%
No regular hours 8,105 41.07%

Kinston Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 205 2.29%
5 AM-5:29 AM 130 1.45%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 335 3.74%
6 AM-6:29 AM 665 7.43%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 1,253 14.00%
7 AM-7:29 AM 1,167 13.04%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 1,686 18.84%
8 AM-8:29 AM 903 10.09%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 308 3.44%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 462 5.16%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 259 2.89%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 118 1.32%
Noon-3:59 PM 750 8.38%
4 PM-11:59 PM 707 7.90%

Kinston Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 301 3.36%
5-9 1,756 19.62%
10-14 2,427 27.12%
15-19 1,716 19.18%
20-24 864 9.66%
25-29 166 1.86%
30-34 653 7.30%
35-39 81 0.91%
40-44 98 1.10%
45-59 404 4.51%
60-89 185 2.07%
At least 90 297 3.32%

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


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 92 1.03% 7,138 79.77%
30-44 10 0.11% 822 9.19%
45-59 0 0.00% 404 4.51%
At least 60 36 0.40% 446 4.98%

Kinston Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 22 0.24%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 1,440 15.83%
 Car / truck / van, solo 7,039 77.38%
 Motorcycle 0 0.00%
 Other 76 0.84%
 Public transportation 138 1.52%
 Walked 233 2.56%
 Worked at home 149 1.64%

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Kinston Family Information

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Households (2000): 10,273 (23,705 people)
Families (2000): 6,362 (18,984 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 1,678
People at same address in 1995: 13,857

Kinston Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 2,271 22.04%
$10,000-$14,999 1,034 10.03%
$15,000-$19,999 710 6.89%
$20,000-$24,999 834 8.09%
$25,000-$29,999 765 7.42%
$30,000-$34,999 614 5.96%
$35,000-$39,999 540 5.24%
$40,000-$44,999 472 4.58%
$45,000-$49,999 494 4.79%
$50,000-$59,999 630 6.11%
$60,000-$74,999 679 6.59%
$75,000-$99,999 538 5.22%
$100,000-$124,999 278 2.70%
$125,000-$149,999 132 1.28%
$150,000-$199,999 132 1.28%
$200,000 or more 183 1.78%

Kinston Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 3,528 34.26%
 Family, 2 people 2,882 27.98%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 306 2.97%
 Family, 3 people 1,701 16.52%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 40 0.39%
 Family, 4 people 1,101 10.69%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 16 0.16%
 Family, 5 people 433 4.20%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 8 0.08%
 Family, 6 people 169 1.64%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 3 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 110 1.07%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 2 0.02%

Kinston Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 7,175 26.91%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 2,554 9.58%
Public Assistance 592 2.22%
Retirement 2,101 7.88%
Self Employment 930 3.49%
Social Security 3,674 13.78%
Supplemental Security 910 3.41%
Wage / Salary 6,964 26.12%
Other 1,760 6.60%

Kinston Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 2,388 62.45%
 With children under 18 1,436 37.55%

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

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 679 7.78%
 Married 5,058 57.94%
 Never Married 2,579 29.54%
 Widowed 414 4.74%

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

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 1,194 10.50%
 Married 4,964 43.64%
 Never Married 3,129 27.51%
 Widowed 2,089 18.36%

Kinston 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 Education Information

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Kinston Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 2,228 11.81%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 3,920 20.78%
 High school diploma or equivalent 5,147 27.29%
 Some college, no degree 3,629 19.24%
 Associate degree 1,091 5.78%
 Bachelors degree 1,958 10.38%
 Graduate or professional degree 888 4.71%

Kinston Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 282 1.12% 153 0.61% 435 1.73%
Kindergarten 323 1.28% 24 0.10% 347 1.38%
Grades 1-4 1,211 4.82% 134 0.53% 1,345 5.35%
Grades 5-8 1,525 6.06% 58 0.23% 1,583 6.29%
Grades 9-12 1,447 5.75% 139 0.55% 1,586 6.31%
Undergrad college 755 3.00% 86 0.34% 841 3.34%
Graduate or professional school 65 0.26% 24 0.10% 89 0.35%
Total 5,608 22.30% 618 2.46% 6,226 24.76%

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Kinston Public Benefits Information

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Kinston Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 18,469 77.06%
 Below Poverty Level 5,497 22.94%

Kinston 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 Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 111

Kinston Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 7.578 0.484 0.081 2.056 10.198 0.040 15.237 62.923 2.620 80.821
2000 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2001 12.121 0.415 0.166 2.989 15.691 0.042 16.604 64.588 4.441 85.675
2002 7.311 0.735 0.163 3.063 11.272 0.000 26.016 67.388 3.757 97.162
2003 7.623 0.511 0.213 2.726 11.073 0.341 20.740 71.377 2.981 95.098
2004 8.439 0.386 0.171 1.971 10.966 0.514 25.231 68.540 4.584 98.355
2005 9.357 0.343 0.086 2.575 12.362 0.429 22.577 72.495 4.292 99.365
2006 7.680 0.386 0.215 1.888 10.169 0.601 16.991 59.939 4.033 80.963
2007 9.482 0.532 0.044 2.792 12.850 0.665 15.907 44.089 2.393 62.389

Kinston Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 5 74
2005 11 73
2006 10 76
2007 10 74

Kinston Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 2,258
2000 0
2001 2,442
2002 2,655

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Kinston Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Kinston Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 3,388 13.47%
10-19 Years 3,438 13.67%
20-29 Years 2,576 10.24%
30-39 Years 2,998 11.92%
40-49 Years 3,867 15.38%
50-59 Years 2,992 11.90%
60-69 Years 2,412 9.59%
70-79 Years 2,308 9.18%
80-89 Years 1,008 4.01%
90+ Years 163 0.65%

Kinston Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 11,431 45.45%
 Female 13,719 54.55%

Kinston Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 African-American 15,471 61.51%
 Caucasian 9,009 35.82%
 Hispanic/Latino 318 1.26%
 Multiracial 143 0.57%
 Asian 135 0.54%
 Amerindian 36 0.14%
 Other Race 25 0.10%
 Pacific Islander 13 0.05%

Kinston Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. English 1,832 27.44%
2. United States Or American 1,731 25.92%
3. Irish 750 11.23%
4. German 629 9.42%
5. Scotch Irish 318 4.76%
6. Scottish 312 4.67%
7. French Non-Basque 240 3.59%
8. African 142 2.13%
9. Italian 117 1.75%
10. Welsh 83 1.24%

Kinston Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 22,652 96.02%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 618 2.62%
3. French 121 0.51%
4. Laotian 33 0.14%
5. Chinese 24 0.10%
6. Other Asian 19 0.08%
7. Vietnamese 18 0.08%
8. German 17 0.07%
9. Mon Khmer / Cambodian 16 0.07%
10. Other West Germanic 15 0.06%

Kinston Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 24,685 97.95%
 Naturalized immigrant 257 1.02%
 Not a citizen 259 1.03%

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Kinston 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 Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

28501 28503  
28502 28504