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Kernersville
  • Suburb of Winston-Salem, NC

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  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Kernersville is a suburb of Winston-Salem with a population of 24,876. Kernersville is in Forsyth County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Kernersville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kernersville there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Kernersville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kernersville are above average.

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About Kernersville...
Population
24,876

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,400
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$851
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    221.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    56.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    48.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    430.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,507.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    233.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

Working in Kernersville

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,991
National
$64,994

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