Knightdale, North Carolina Population 2020

19,583

Knightdale is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 19,583, it is the 51st largest city in North Carolina and the 1888th largest city in the United States. Knightdale is currently growing at a rate of 5.84% annually and its population has increased by 71.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,401 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Knightdale has a population density of 2,626 people per square mile.

The average household income in Knightdale is $84,369 with a poverty rate of 3.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,112 per month, and the median house value is $183,000. The median age in Knightdale is 36.6 years, 34.9 years for males, and 37.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.0 males.

Knightdale Demographics

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

  • White: 45.91%
  • Black or African American: 40.89%
  • Other race: 5.99%
  • Two or more races: 4.53%
  • Asian: 2.58%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Knightdale, North Carolina is 19,583, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,423.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,401.

Knightdale, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,97845.91%
Black or African American6,21440.89%
Some Other Race9105.99%
Two or More Races6884.53%
Asian3922.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.11%

Knightdale Population Pyramid 2020

Knightdale Median Age

36.6


Total

34.9


Male

37.8


Female

Knightdale Adults

There are 11,309 adults, (1,417 of whom are seniors) in Knightdale.

Knightdale Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Knightdale Sex Ratio

Female

8,173

53.78%

Male

7,025

46.22%

Knightdale Households and Families

Knightdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Knightdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
All67.1%32.9%
Female56.8%43.2%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Male40.8%59.2%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6992.6567.1
Married2,8593.3785.4
Non Family1,7981.2245.4
Female8683.0956.8
Male1743.2940.8

3.27

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Knightdale Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3743.71%
9th to 12th Grade4434.39%
High School Graduate1,79817.83%
Some College2,51024.89%
Associates Degree1,03810.29%
Bachelors Degree2,71826.96%
Graduate Degree1,20211.92%

Knightdale Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,6294,4471,964
Black4,1023,9221,625
Hispanic1,013579146
Other Race4592476
Multiple Races21920894
Asian208187101
Native American161616

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,446$51,151$42,759
Less Than High School$26,105$26,463$
High School Grad$40,223$41,778$36,118
Some College$42,297$51,012$37,600
Bachelors Degree$53,525$58,654$48,432
Graduate Degree$56,838$57,206$54,936

$45,446

Average Earnings

$51,151

Average Male

$42,759

Average Female

Knightdale Language

Knightdale Language by Age

Knightdale Language

81.25% of Knightdale residents speak only English, while 18.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.24% of the population.

Knightdale Poverty

Knightdale Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,0502163.57%
Black6,1851762.85%
Hispanic1,983763.83%
Multiple688486.98%
Asian392123.06%

3.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.23%

Male Poverty Rate

3.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Knightdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Knightdale is Multiple, with 6.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Knightdale is Black, with 2.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School9.66%
High School5.26%
Some College2.58%
Bachelors or Greater1.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.53%
Female Employed1.86%
Male Employed1.82%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Knightdale Income

Knightdale Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,376$84,369
Families$85,399$94,726
Married Families$95,665-
Non Families$51,326$60,143

Knightdale Marital Status

Knightdale Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Knightdale Married by Age and Sex

Knightdale 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 35-44.

Knightdale Marital Status by Race

Knightdale Veterans

935

Number of Veterans

836

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War347
Second Gulf War338
Vietnam292
World War II
Korea
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54368
65 to 74210
55 to 64170
18 to 34164
75+23
Name Veterans % of Total
White5019.08%
Black4189.02%
Hispanic837.57%
Indian16100.00%

$Knightdale Veterans by Education

4.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Knightdale Employment Status

75.5%

Labor Force Participation

72.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Knightdale 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

46.47%

Born in North Carolina

88.06%

Native Born

11.94%

Foreign Born

6.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.06% of Knightdale residents were born in the United States, with 46.47% having been born in North Carolina. 6.66% 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
202019,5831,0805.84%
201918,5031,0806.20%
201817,4231,60110.12%
201715,8221,0807.33%
201614,7425623.96%
201514,1803792.75%
201413,8015814.39%
201313,2205564.39%
201212,6646695.58%
201111,9954704.08%
201011,5255,5676.82%
20005,9580.00%