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King, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of King had a population of 6,915 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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King, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,915
Daytime Population: Workers 3,238
Daytime Population: Residents 3,838
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,076
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 6,802
Population in Familes 5,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 1,184
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $46,916
Average Household Income $62,109
Per Capita Income $26,314


Total Housing Units 3,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,116 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 769 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $147,635
Average Home Value $186,112


Total Households 2,885
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,947
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% -0.17%
Households 0.14% -0.09%
Families 0.69% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 2017 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 # 122 84th
Population Density # 169 77th
Diversity Index # 688 7th
Median Household Income # 257 65th
Per Capita Income # 234 68th

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