Kinston, Alabama

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Kinston, Alabama

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High Points

Kinston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Kinston Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kinston Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Kinston, Alabama

Comparing Kinston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 7
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 5
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 3 6
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Housing Recently Built 7 4
People Living Alone 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 8
Low Violent Crime 6 7

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Kinston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles W of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 203 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Coffee
Standard Zip Codes 36453
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.215
Longitude -86.171

Kinston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 56.8 inches
Station GENEVA NO 2
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.5 inches
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Kinston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 602 100%
Male 280 46.5%
Female 322 53.5%
Under 18 149 24.8%
18+ 453 75.2%
65+ 106 17.6%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.99
White 563 93.5%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 30 5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Kinston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 612
Growth 10
Growth % 1.7%

Kinston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 30.4%
US/American 17%
Irish 16.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
German 7.5%
European 3.2%
Dutch 2.8%
Polish 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
Slovak 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kinston 602 $36,250
Coffee Springs 251 $30,000
Elba 4,185 $29,563
Florala 1,964 $21,176
Lockhart 548 $29,688
Opp 6,607 $32,436
Samson 2,071 $25,188
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Kinston High Schools (2004)

Serves 462 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

Kinston Colleges

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