Knightdale, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Knightdale, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Knightdale had a population of 15,750 as of July 1, 2017. Knightdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Knightdale is located at latitude 35.7917 and longitude -78.4965 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Knightdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 315 feet.

The Town of Knightdale (GNIS ID: 2405958) 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 Knightdale is located within Township of Saint Matthews, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Knightdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 15,750
Daytime Population: Workers 7,507
Daytime Population: Residents 7,354
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,861
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 15,650
Population in Familes 13,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 2,488
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $63,595
Average Household Income $73,418
Per Capita Income $27,147


Total Housing Units 6,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,634 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,112 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 606 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $178,461
Average Home Value $203,921


Total Households 5,746
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 4,001
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 4.56% 3.03%
Households 4.33% 2.97%
Families 4.16% 2.83%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Knightdale, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knightdale 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 # 60 92nd
Population Density # 18 98th
Diversity Index # 41 95th
Median Household Income # 76 90th
Per Capita Income # 214 71st

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