Kinston employment information

IndexKinstonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$18,452$25,608$28,555
Median household income$28,608$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,267$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,285$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$24,288$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$17,045$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate9.9%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level32.8%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Kinston is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Kinston is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Kinston is 70% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Kinston is 110% higher than the national average.

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Kinston median earnings by income bracket

Kinston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.3%0.6%
Manufacturing sector24.8%0.6%
Financial & insurance services2.1%2.9%
Wholesale & retail services16.1%10.6%
Public administration3.5%4.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%1.3%
Education, health & social services8.7%43.8%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Seven Springs, NC118$43,75018%
Jackson Heights, NC837$41,94422%
Grifton, NC2,608$35,54734%
Maury, NC1,228$35,42734%
Dover, NC426$33,83937%
Kinston, NC21,589$28,60847%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bay Point, CA21,586$41,74922%
Sunny Isles Beach, FL21,583$45,97214%
Clarksville, IN21,579$41,78822%
Ramona, CA21,578$62,91918%
Stoneham, MA21,611$76,21843%
Kinston, NC21,589$28,60847%
Source: The Kinston, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.