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Kenly, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kenly had a population of 1,391 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kenly is located at latitude 35.5991 and longitude -78.1276 in Johnston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kenly (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Kenly are located in Johnston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wilson County.

The Town of Kenly (GNIS ID: 2405935) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Kenly is located within Township of Beulah, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kenly population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Kenly, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,391
Population in Households 1,391
Population in Familes 1,119
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 860
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 585
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 383
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $120,385
Average Home Value $167,257


Median Household Income $39,378
Average Household Income $54,185
Per Capita Income $21,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.72%
Households 0.44% 0.61%
Families 2.26% 0.47%
Median Household Income   -1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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.

Kenly, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenly to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 383 48th
Population Density1 # 284 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 298 60th
Median Household Income # 393 47th
Per Capita Income # 370 50th

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