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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexKernersvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$33,590$26,779$29,829
Median household income$56,991$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$88,201$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,152$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$40,966$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$34,892$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.8%16.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Kernersville is 13% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Kernersville is 3% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Kernersville is 42% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Kernersville is 22% lower than the national average

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      $37,990 $56,991 $113,982
      $32,167 $48,256 $96,512
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Kernersville median earnings by income bracket

      Kernersville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.7%7.7%
      Manufacturing sector18.3%18.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.9%3.9%
      Wholesale & retail services19.1%19.1%
      Public administration2.8%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%6.0%
      Education, health & social services10.3%10.3%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Oak Ridge, NC6,979$124,342124.8%
      Summerfield, NC11,283$109,57798.1%
      Stokesdale, NC5,451$90,94364.4%
      Wallburg, NC3,073$74,12234.0%
      Bethania, NC351$70,65627.7%
      Kernersville, NC24,876$56,9913.0%

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      Kernersville, NC24,876$56,9913.0%
      Source: The Kernersville, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).