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King, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of King had a population of 6,923 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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King, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,923
Population in Households 6,810
Population in Familes 5,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 1,186
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $53,120
Average Household Income $66,342
Per Capita Income $28,139


Total Housing Units 3,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,084 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 812 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $151,739
Average Home Value $187,350


Total Households 2,896
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,955
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% -0.1%
Households 0.17% 0.0%
Families 0.66% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 2018 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 # 123 83rd
Population Density # 168 77th
Diversity Index # 688 7th
Median Household Income # 201 73rd
Per Capita Income # 220 70th

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