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King is a city in Stokes County, in the Winston-Salem metro area. (The community straddles Stokes and Forsyth counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Oscar King, settler
The latitude of King is 36.280N. The longitude is -80.359W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,142 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,187.
Sections below provide additional information and links about King demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stokes 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 27021 ZIP code.
19% of King residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the King ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in King was $22,257, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of King residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in King, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $982.
Libraries in King include King Public Library ... View libraries
Stokes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our King political report.
The average commute time for King workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in King include Econo Lodge King.
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