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Kinston is a city in Lenoir County.
It is the county seat.
Originally named Kingston, for King George III; renamed after the Revolutionary War
The latitude of Kinston is 35.262N. The longitude is -77.581W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,978.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kinston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lenoir County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28501 ZIP code.
3% of Kinston residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kinston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kinston was $17,779, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Kinston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Kinston include Hill - Grainger Historic District, Mitchelltown Historic District, Queen - Gordon Streets Historic District, Trianon Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Kinston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $277. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $893.
Libraries in Kinston include Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kinston include Free Press
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WKNS.
Lenoir County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kinston political report.
The average commute time for Kinston workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kinston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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Cons: Few jobs, poor shopping.
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