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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
King is a suburb of Winston-Salem with a population of 6,885. King is in Stokes County. Living in King offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in King and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in King are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    173.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    217
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,109.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in King

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,913
National
$55,322
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King Reviews

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It's a cozy place away from the hustle of city life. The people here are pretty friendly. There isn't too much around here such as stores or businesses, but the views are beautiful and there are a lot of outdoor things to do. It's a great place to find your appreciation for the earth. I have been hiking, zip lining, and tubing. Which are so much fun to do with friends and family. There are also a lot of local farms and that means plenty of fresh produce stands. Summer and fall are a great time to pick up some of those delicious fruits and veggies that came straight from the farm. If you want to leave the country side to visit the city life it's about thrifty minutes or more of a drive to get to any major store or businesses.
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KIng is a very family friendly community.It is in a perfect location.King sits between Winston Salem and the Blue Ridge Mountains.A commute of 30 minutes to either of these destinations.King is in Stokes County which is home to famous park,Hanging Rock State Park.There is beautiful scenery surrounding the King community. We have 2 public parks.One park includes a Skate park for local skaters.King has an excellent YMCA.That features a outdoor walking/running track.There is several places to eat in King.You can crab a burger at a local grill or you can go to an elegant restaurant for fine dinning and wine.I have lived in King all my life and it is a wonderful town to live in.King is not too big or too small of a community.I highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.
King is growing rapidly. I would like to see a slow down in growth. It used to be a small community, everyone knew everyone. Now, it is getting bigger. With that comes higher crime rates, more homelessness, and increased traffic.