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0.27% growth
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1.79% decline

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The economy of Kernersville, NC employs 11,993 people. The economy of Kernersville, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Transportation & Warehousing; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 3.69; 1.31; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kernersville, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,694), Retail trade (1,554), and Manufacturing (1,441), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($55,953), Transportation & Warehousing ($54,545), and Finance & Insurance ($53,314).

Median household income in Kernersville, NC is $48,383. Males in Kernersville, NC have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,279. The income inequality of Kernersville, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.495 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kernersville, NC. In Forsyth County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 110 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,402. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Kernersville, NC is from the county of Forsyth County, NC.

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Kernersville, NC is home to a population of 23,736 people, from which 94.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kernersville, NC is composed of 17,169 White residents (72.3%), 3,233 Black residents (13.6%), 2,254 Hispanic residents (9.5%), 465 Asian residents (1.96%), and 265 Two+ residents (1.12%). The most common foreign languages in Kernersville, NC are Spanish (1,971 speakers), Chinese (189 speakers), and Other (89 speakers), but compared to other places, Kernersville, NC has a relative high number of Other (89 speakers), Scandinavian (41 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (53 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Forsyth County, NC awarded 6,277 degrees. The student population of Forsyth County, NC is skewed towards females, with 2,458 male students and 3,819 female students. Most students in Forsyth County, NC are White (3,815 and 60.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,510 and 24.1%), Hispanic or Latino (274 and 4.37%), and Asian (177 and 2.82%). The largest universities in Forsyth County, NC by number of graduates are Wake Forest University (2,476 and 39.4%), Forsyth Technical Community College (1,629 and 26%), and Winston-Salem State University (1,464 and 23.3%). The most popular majors in Forsyth County, NC are Registered Nursing (631 and 10.1%), General Psychology (167 and 2.66%), and General Biological Sciences (138 and 2.2%). The median tuition costs in Forsyth County, NC are $48,746 for private four year colleges, and $3,335 and $13,446 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Kernersville, NC is $170,200, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $173,300 to $170,200, a 1.79% increase. The homeownership rate of Kernersville, NC is 54.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kernersville, NC have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kernersville, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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