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Kernersville is a town in Forsyth County, in the Winston-Salem metro area.
The community was named for Joseph Kerner, landowner
The latitude of Kernersville is 36.119N. The longitude is -80.073W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,040 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,053.
The town has experienced significant growth in recent decades because of its location in the middle of the Triad
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kernersville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Forsyth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greensboro-Winston-Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27284 ZIP code.
15% of Kernersville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kernersville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kernersville was $23,506, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Kernersville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Kernersville include North Cherry Street Historic District, South Main Street Historic District (Kernersville) ... View historic districts
Median rent in Kernersville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,125.
Forsyth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kernersville political report.
The average commute time for Kernersville workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kernersville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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