Kenly, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kenly, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kenly had a population of 1,385 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Kenly is located at latitude 35.5991 and longitude -78.1276 in Johnston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kenly (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Kenly are located in Johnston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wilson County.

The Town of Kenly (GNIS ID: 2405935) 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 Kenly is located within Township of Beulah, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kenly 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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Kenly, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,385
Daytime Population: Workers 1,550
Daytime Population: Residents 754
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,304
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.66
Population in Households 1,385
Population in Familes 1,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 856
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $40,384
Average Household Income $57,193
Per Capita Income $22,843


Total Housing Units 720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $126,838
Average Home Value $178,657


Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 382
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 0.47% 0.54%
Households 0.41% 0.54%
Families 1.91% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Kenly, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenly 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 # 380 49th
Population Density # 277 63rd
Diversity Index # 301 59th
Median Household Income # 398 46th
Per Capita Income # 352 53rd

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