Kinston, NC

Population: 21,393 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Kinston has a Livability Score of 46/100, which is considered poor
  • Kinston crime rates are 174% higher than the North Carolina average
  • Cost of living in Kinston is 11% lower than the North Carolina average
  • Kinston real estate prices are 34% lower than the North Carolina average
  • Rental prices in Kinston are 18% lower than the North Carolina average

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      forget about it
      all the cities and towns around kinston are growing ,but kinston with all its "blackness"has turned into a real s*******e.bunch of dindo nuffins,s m f h.
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      Kinston is and will always be Awesome. You have the best of both worlds, minutes to the beaches and the mountains are a short drive to the west. The people,the food and the down home southern hospitality are just a few examples of why Kinston is Awesome.
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      Life In Kinston
      Life in Kinston, NC is hopeless. There arebno outdoor activities unless you consider the 10 minutes it takes to cover the town park; and NO!, you can’t enjoy that little park at night. Do you enjoy nightlife; well enjoy your long drive to find one. Enjoy shopping, not in a Kinston sweetie, it’s not happening. Love food that’s not greasy, you guessed it, enjoy your drive to find it. You like sitting in your house growing old while you kill flies ..... WELCOME HOME.
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      Fun Things to Do in Kinston, NC
      Kinston has a variety of activities that everyone in the family can take advantage of. Whether you want to visit a quality restaurant or participate in a nature-centered activity, there's something in the city for you to enjoy.

      Mother Earth Brewery is one of the best places to visit with friends, since you'll get to sample some of the tastiest beers in the city. Neuseway Nature Park is another great place to go in Kinston. You can take a relaxing walk and get an up close look at wildlife. Grainger Stadium is another attraction in the city, especially if you want to attend a baseball game while you're in town.

      When you want to take the kids to a fun spring or summer activity, Lion's Water Adventure is the place to go. West Water Park is also filled with water activities that will keep you cool on a warm day. You can also check out art from local and national artists at Community Council for the Arts.
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      Source: The Kinston, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).