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Kinston
  • Town in North Carolina

Report Card

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

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Kinston is a town in North Carolina with a population of 19,704. Kinston is in Lenoir County. Living in Kinston offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kinston there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Kinston and residents tend to be liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,000
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$800
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    589.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    46.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    36.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    36.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    847.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,062.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    330.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  11%

Working in Kinston

Jobs
grade C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,653
National
$75,149

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