Knightdale, North Carolina Population 2021

18,761
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Knightdale is a city located in Wake County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 18,761, it is the 53rd largest city in North Carolina and the 1955th largest city in the United States . Knightdale is currently growing at a rate of 2.51% annually and its population has increased by 64.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,401 in 2010. Knightdale reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Knightdale has a population density of 2,516 people per square mile.

The average household income in Knightdale is $85,270 with a poverty rate of 3.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,161 per month, and the median house value is $196,600. The median age in Knightdale is 36 years, 35.3 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Knightdale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Knightdalewas:

  • White: 44.13%
  • Black or African American: 44.12%
  • Other race: 6.83%
  • Two or more races: 3.02%
  • Asian: 1.79%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Knightdale, North Carolina is 18,761 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,843.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,401.

Knightdale, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,06244.13%
Black or African American7,05944.12%
Some Other Race1,0936.83%
Two or More Races4843.02%
Asian2861.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.11%
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Knightdale Population by Race

Knightdale Population Pyramid $2021

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Knightdale Median Age

36


Total

35.3


Male

36.3


Female

Knightdale Adults

There are 12,047 adults, (1,421 of whom are seniors) in Knightdale.

Knightdale Age Dependency

50.6

Age Dependency Ratio

13.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Knightdale Sex Ratio

Female

8,559

53.49%

Male

7,442

46.51%

Knightdale Population by Age

Knightdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Knightdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male31%69%
Non Family46.9%53.1%
Female49.6%50.4%
All66.7%33.3%
Married87.3%12.7%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Knightdale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1102.666.7
Married3,0183.2887.3
Non Family1,9961.2446.9
Female8833.1649.6
Male2133.4631

3.22

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Knightdale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4854.49%
9th to 12th Grade5124.74%
High School Graduate1,87617.36%
Some College2,65824.60%
Associates Degree1,10810.25%
Bachelors Degree2,90826.91%
Graduate Degree1,25811.64%
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Knightdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Knightdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,8364,6442,205
Black4,6344,3781,575
Hispanic971493208
Other Race57920477
2+ Races18816989
Asian17115391
Native American171717

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 100.00%.

Knightdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,103$52,241$41,534
Less Than 9th Grade$25,331$26,323$20,864
High School Graduate$37,875$43,764$31,309
Some College$39,769$46,150$37,524
Bachelors Degree$57,228$72,000$51,866
Graduate Degree$56,094$59,185$54,438

$45,103

Average Earnings

$52,241

Average Male

$41,534

Average Female

Knightdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Knightdale Language by Age

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Knightdale Language

82.91% of Knightdale residents speak only English, while 17.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.71% of the population.

Knightdale Language

Knightdale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,0212703.85%
White6,2402644.23%
Hispanic2,001693.45%
Multiple484367.44%
Asian286206.99%

3.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.49%

Male Poverty Rate

4.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Knightdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Knightdale is Multiple, with 7.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Knightdale is Hispanic, with 3.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.23%.

Knightdale Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School9.63%
Less Than 9th Grade8.30%
Some College4.50%
Bachelors or Greater0.89%

Knightdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed19.29%
Male Unemployed6.96%
Male Employed2.79%
Female Employed1.49%

Knightdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Knightdale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,684$85,270
Families$83,077$94,476
Married Families$93,750-
Non Families$53,741$64,184
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Income by Household Type

Knightdale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Knightdale Married by Age and Sex

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Knightdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Knightdale Marital Status by Race

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Knightdale Marital Status

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977

Number of Veterans

875

Male Veterans

102

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War375
First Gulf War309
Vietnam265
Korea38
World War II

Knightdale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54290
18 to 34212
55 to 64193
65 to 74183
75+99

Knightdale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5319.45%
Black4298.09%
Hispanic1009.10%
Native American17100.00%

Knightdale Veterans by Race

Knightdale Veterans by Education

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4.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Knightdale Veterans by Education

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76%

Labor Force Participation

72.4%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Knightdale Employment by Age

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Knightdale Employment by Race

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Knightdale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.38%

Born in Knightdale

87.83%

Native Born

12.17%

Foreign Born

7.23%

Non Citizen

4.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.83% of Knightdale residents were born in the United States, with 47.38% having been born in North Carolina. 7.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Knightdale Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,7614592.51%
202018,3024592.57%
201917,8434592.64%
201817,3841,5779.98%
201715,8071,0767.30%
201614,7315593.94%
201514,1723752.72%
201413,7975814.40%
201313,2165524.36%
201212,6646695.58%
201111,9954704.08%
201011,5255,5676.82%
20005,9580.00%

Knightdale Population by Year