Kernersville, North Carolina Population 2020

25,281

Kernersville is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 25,281, it is the 42nd largest city in North Carolina and the 1522nd largest city in the United States. Kernersville is currently growing at a rate of 1.03% annually and its population has increased by 9.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,123 in 2010. Spanning over 18 miles, Kernersville has a population density of 1,422 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kernersville is $70,078 with a poverty rate of 14.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $776 per month, and the median house value is $172,000. The median age in Kernersville is 42.4 years, 40 years for males, and 44 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males.

Kernersville Demographics

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

  • White: 80.15%
  • Black or African American: 13.32%
  • Other race: 1.92%
  • Two or more races: 1.83%
  • Asian: 1.68%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.37%
The current population of Kernersville, North Carolina is 25,281, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,767.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,123.

Kernersville, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,30680.15%
Black or African American3,20913.32%
Some Other Race4631.92%
Two or More Races4401.83%
Asian4051.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native1760.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander890.37%

Kernersville Population Pyramid 2020

Kernersville Median Age

42.4


Total

40


Male

44


Female

Kernersville Adults

There are 18,971 adults, (4,276 of whom are seniors) in Kernersville.

Kernersville Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kernersville Sex Ratio

Female

12,899

53.55%

Male

11,189

46.45%

Kernersville Households and Families

Kernersville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kernersville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.2%22.8%
All54.4%45.6%
Non Family40.3%59.7%
Male38%62%
Female30.6%69.4%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,5042.2854.4
Non Family4,5281.1940.3
Married4,3693.0477.2
Female1,1893.3130.6
Male4183.1638

3.02

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kernersville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6653.91%
9th to 12th Grade9275.45%
High School Graduate4,62527.17%
Some College3,89022.85%
Associates Degree1,5288.98%
Bachelors Degree3,74121.98%
Graduate Degree1,6479.68%

Kernersville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,72111,9984,195
Black2,1071,937865
Hispanic1,280821132
Asian316272114
Other Race27412948
Multiple Races21019858
Native American17679
Islander4545

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 41.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,233$43,614$31,932
Less Than High School$25,771$26,271$24,792
High School Grad$30,502$32,653$25,771
Some College$36,043$42,940$30,460
Bachelors Degree$45,369$61,301$36,327
Graduate Degree$58,875$75,000$54,511

$38,233

Average Earnings

$43,614

Average Male

$31,932

Average Female

Kernersville Language

Kernersville Language by Age

Kernersville Language

85.30% of Kernersville residents speak only English, while 14.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.98% of the population.

Kernersville Poverty

Kernersville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,6561,75410.53%
Hispanic2,96098033.11%
Black3,15653817.05%
Other46312025.92%
Multiple440439.77%
Asian400184.50%
Islander891011.24%

14.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.01%

Male Poverty Rate

15.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kernersville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kernersville is Hispanic, with 33.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kernersville is Asian, with 4.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.90%
High School14.77%
Some College8.54%
Bachelors or Greater7.41%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.80%
Female Unemployed27.59%
Female Employed6.77%
Male Employed5.23%

Kernersville Income

Kernersville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,407$70,078
Families$76,250$89,416
Married Families$91,203-
Non Families$30,597$42,505

Kernersville Marital Status

Kernersville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kernersville Married by Age and Sex

Kernersville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kernersville Marital Status by Race

Kernersville Veterans

1,373

Number of Veterans

1,305

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam624
First Gulf War224
Second Gulf War207
Korea101
World War II53
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74470
75+276
35 to 54259
55 to 64222
18 to 34146
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2337.97%
Black1325.89%
Hispanic251.37%
Indian84.55%

$Kernersville Veterans by Education

7.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kernersville Employment Status

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kernersville 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

53.27%

Born in North Carolina

91.08%

Native Born

8.92%

Foreign Born

4.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.08% of Kernersville residents were born in the United States, with 53.27% having been born in North Carolina. 4.87% 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
202025,2812571.03%
201925,0242571.04%
201824,7674511.85%
201724,3162571.07%
201624,0593211.35%
201523,738590.25%
201423,6791780.76%
201323,501890.38%
201223,4121170.50%
201123,2951620.70%
201023,1336,0073.05%
200017,1266,2904.68%
199010,8364,0344.77%
19806,8021,9873.52%
19704,8150.00%