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King, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of King had a population of 6,992 as of July 1, 2019. 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 36.2807 and longitude -80.3592 in Stokes County. The formal boundaries for the City of King 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

King, NC Housing Affordability Index is 200
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

King, NC Wealth Index is 59
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,992 (100%)
Population in Households 6,880 (98.4%)
Population in Families 5,686 (81.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 112 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 1,195
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,977
Average Household Income $65,841
Per Capita Income $27,612
Wealth Index4 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,080 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 846 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $150,375
Housing Affordability Index3 200
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,926
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,972
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.14% -0.03%
Households 0.26% 0.03%
Families 0.68% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 2019 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 # 126 83rd
Population Density # 161 78th
Diversity Index # 688 7th
Median Household Income # 197 73rd
Per Capita Income # 251 66th

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