Kernersville, NC

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2022 Population
27,177
3.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39
3.47% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.2%
6.14% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,151
8.95% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$241,800
16.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kernersville, NC had a population of 27.2k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $66,151. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kernersville, NC grew from 26,376 to 27,177, a 3.04% increase and its median household income grew from $60,718 to $66,151, a 8.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kernersville, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (68%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.7%), Other (Hispanic) (4.46%), White (Hispanic) (3.88%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.79%).

None of the households in Kernersville, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Kernersville, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Kernersville, NC was $241,800, and the homeownership rate was 54.2%.

Most people in Kernersville, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Kernersville, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kernersville, NC is home to a population of 27.2k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.2% of Kernersville, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.69k people).

In 2022, there were 4.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.5k people) in Kernersville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.55k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.21k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Kernersville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kernersville, NC was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kernersville, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 1k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.55k ± 793
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 434
11.4%
Hispanic Population
3.11k people

In 2022, there were 4.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.5k people) in Kernersville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.55k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.21k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in Kernersville, NC are hispanic (3.11k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kernersville, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.69k people
6.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.68k people

As of 2022, 6.2% of Kernersville, NC residents (1.69k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kernersville, NC was 6.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    538 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    464 ± 196
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    154 ± 69

Kernersville, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kernersville, NC employs 14.3k people. The largest industries in Kernersville, NC are Manufacturing (2,390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,200 people), and Retail Trade (1,622 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($68,847), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,837), and Manufacturing ($68,438).

Occupations

14.3k
2022 Value
± 999
3.72%
1 Year growth
± 9.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kernersville, NC grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 13.8k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kernersville, NC, are Management Occupations (1,615 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,556 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,434 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kernersville, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.3k
2022 Value
± 999
3.72%
1 Year growth
± 9.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kernersville, NC grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 13.8k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kernersville, NC, are Manufacturing (2,390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,200 people), and Retail Trade (1,622 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kernersville, NC, though some of these residents may live in Kernersville, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,483
Median earning men ± $7,133
$46,295
Median earning women ± $2,287

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,731), Manufacturing ($66,111), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,711).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($71,600), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,296), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,298).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kernersville, NC was $241,800 in 2022, which is 0.858 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $208,200 to $241,800, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Kernersville, NC is 54.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kernersville, NC have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kernersville, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kernersville, NC is $66,151. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kernersville, NC was Census Tract 33.08 with a value of $98,000, followed by Census Tract 162.03 and Census Tract 32.01, with respective values of $94,112 and $79,538.

Property

$241,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,520
$6,481
Median Property Taxes
±$568

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kernersville, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kernersville, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.2%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.2% of the housing units in Kernersville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 33.08
  2. Census Tract 162.03
  3. Census Tract 32.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kernersville, NC was Census Tract 33.08 with a value of $98,000, followed by Census Tract 162.03 and Census Tract 32.01, with respective values of $94,112 and $79,538.

The following map shows all of the places in Kernersville, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,151
Median Household Income
± $4,542
12k
Number of Households
± 877

In 2022, the median household income of the 12k households in Kernersville, NC grew to $66,151 from the previous year's value of $60,718.

The following chart displays the households in Kernersville, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kernersville, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.26%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.72%)

In 2022, 81.6% of workers in Kernersville, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.26%) and those who worked at home (7.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kernersville, NC have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Kernersville, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kernersville, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kernersville, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kernersville, NC (3.28k out of 27k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 12 - 14 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kernersville, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Kernersville, NC has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Forsyth County, NC see 857 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.61% decrease from the previous year (871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1573 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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857 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Forsyth County, NC

Primary care physicians in Forsyth County, NC see an average of 857 patients per year. This represents a 1.61% decrease from the previous year (871 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Forsyth County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 23% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
48.7%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kernersville, NC grew by 13.8% from 8.86% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kernersville, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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