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King, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of King had a population of 6,922 as of July 1, 2016. King ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for King is located at latitude 36.2747 and longitude -80.3569 in Stokes County. The formal boundaries for the City of King (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Stokes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of King are located in Stokes County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Forsyth County.

The City of King (GNIS ID: 2404830) 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 City of King is located within Township of Yadkin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stokes County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for King: Five Forks, Kings Cabin, Spainhours Store.

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


Total Population 6,922
Population in Households 6,810
Population in Familes 5,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density1 1,186
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,903
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,964
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,143 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 760 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $147,256
Average Home Value $180,474


Median Household Income $45,013
Average Household Income $59,822
Per Capita Income $25,491
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.08%
Households 0.26% 0.03%
Families 0.94% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

King, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares King 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 # 121 84th
Population Density1 # 169 77th
Diversity Index2 # 687 7th
Median Household Income # 265 64th
Per Capita Income # 228 69th

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