Kenly, North Carolina Population 2020

1,615

Kenly is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,615, it is the 277th largest city in North Carolina and the 8438th largest city in the United States. Kenly is currently growing at a rate of 2.15% annually and its population has increased by 20.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,339 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Kenly has a population density of 926 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kenly is $37,639 with a poverty rate of 38.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $649 per month, and the median house value is $88,600. The median age in Kenly is 40.4 years, 39.4 years for males, and 44.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males.

Kenly Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kenly was:

  • Black or African American: 41.41%
  • White: 41.10%
  • Two or more races: 9.30%
  • Other race: 7.77%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kenly, North Carolina is 1,615, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,547.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,339.

Kenly, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American81041.41%
White80441.10%
Two or More Races1829.30%
Some Other Race1527.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.41%

Kenly Population Pyramid 2020

Kenly Median Age

40.4


Total

39.4


Male

44.9


Female

Kenly Adults

There are 1,419 adults, (294 of whom are seniors) in Kenly.

Kenly Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenly Sex Ratio

Female

987

50.46%

Male

969

49.54%

Kenly Households and Families

Kenly Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kenly Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
All36.1%63.9%
Non Family28.2%71.8%
Female18.1%81.9%
Male13.1%86.9%

36.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7602.5736.1
Non Family3011.3428.2
Married2363.3865.3
Female1163.8718.1
Male1072.8813.1

3.28

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kenly Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17714.69%
9th to 12th Grade16213.44%
High School Graduate39732.95%
Some College23719.67%
Associates Degree816.72%
Bachelors Degree1199.88%
Graduate Degree322.66%

Kenly Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5204039
White484395119
Hispanic1503312
Multiple Races553918
Other Race46
Native American885

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 62.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,235$29,250$16,719
Less Than High School$15,859$16,797$
High School Grad$20,197$$20,855
Some College$36,029$47,500$13,636
Bachelors Degree$43,056$$32,188
Graduate Degree$41,042$41,354$

$22,235

Average Earnings

$29,250

Average Male

$16,719

Average Female

Kenly Language

Kenly Language by Age

Kenly Language

78.22% of Kenly residents speak only English, while 21.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.16% of the population.

Kenly Poverty

Kenly Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic42731373.30%
Black79824230.33%
White57715526.86%
Multiple18210457.14%
Other1528354.61%
Native88100.00%

38.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.99%

Male Poverty Rate

40.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenly

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenly is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenly is White, with 26.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.76%
High School36.02%
Bachelors or Greater31.79%
Some College27.99%
Name Poverty
Female Employed23.31%
Male Employed16.18%
Male Unemployed12.50%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Kenly Income

Kenly Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$24,200$37,639
Families$28,348$44,291
Married Families$53,421-
Non Families$18,388$25,289

Kenly Marital Status

Kenly Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Kenly Married by Age and Sex

Kenly Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kenly Marital Status by Race

Kenly Veterans

91

Number of Veterans

87

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam55
First Gulf War25
Second Gulf War9
World War II
Korea
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6431
35 to 5430
65 to 7427
75+3
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Black507.62%
White416.54%

$Kenly Veterans by Education

40.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenly Employment Status

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Kenly Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.20%

Born in North Carolina

91.26%

Native Born

8.74%

Foreign Born

7.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.26% of Kenly residents were born in the United States, with 61.20% having been born in North Carolina. 7.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,615342.15%
20191,581342.20%
20181,547332.18%
20171,514342.30%
20161,480362.49%
20151,444281.98%
20141,416181.29%
20131,398171.23%
20121,381120.88%
20111,369191.41%
20101,3500.00%