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Kenansville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kenansville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Duplin County at latitude 34.9597 and longitude -77.9661. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 125 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Kenansville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kenansville, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kenansville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Kenansville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kenansville: Grovemont.

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Kenansville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 848
Population in Households 765
Population in Familes 531
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 400
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 408
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $152,500
Average Home Value $180,729


Median Household Income $42,723
Average Household Income $53,140
Per Capita Income $25,354
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.19% -0.05%
Households -0.11% -0.05%
Families -0.59% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Kenansville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenansville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 473 36th
Population Density1 # 505 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 177 76th
Median Household Income # 276 63rd
Per Capita Income # 193 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.