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Overview

Introduction to Kernersville, North Carolina

Kernersville, North Carolina, in Forsyth county, is 9 miles E of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center) and 75 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is included in the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area.

Kernersville History

The site on which Kernersville stands today was first settled in 1756 by Jacob Story, an Irishman. Sometime in 1770, the land was purchased by William Dobson and became known as Dobson's Crossroads. History has it that George Washington was a guest for breakfast at Dobson's tavern on June 2, 1791. In 1871, Joseph Kerner purchased the area, and it was renamed Kerners Crossroads. Eventually, the name changed to Kernersville.

Kernersville and nearby Attractions

  • Fourth of July Park
  • Beeson Athletic Complex
  • Old Kernersville Lake
  • Richard Petty Museum
  • Reynolda House
  • Natural Science Center of Greensboro

Things To Do In Kernersville

Körner’s Folly, which was built by Jule Körner in 1878, is a minor tourist attraction due to its unusual design and architecture. The Harmon House is a beautiful antiquated events center and primarily hosts receptions and conferences. The Kernersville Parks & Recreation department maintains several of the city's parks which offer a variety of activities including games and sports. The department also organizes special programs and events throughout the year.

Kernersville Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport offers regular flights.

Kernersville Higher Education

Winston-Salem State University, High Point University, and Guilford Technical Community College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 23,617
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 11,818
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.2%
Median Earnings25+ $37,542
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,507
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,351

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,826
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $725
Median House Value $173,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 8.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kernersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Forsyth
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27284
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27285
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.119
Longitude -80.073

Kernersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station DANBURY 5 SE
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station BURLINGTON FIRE STN #5
Distance 35.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kernersville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Guthrie (27284)

Matthewstown (27284)

Talleys Crossing (27284)

Union Cross (27284)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jamestown 3,638 $86,055
Oak Ridge 6,513 $117,614
Stokesdale 5,221 $98,278
Summerfield 10,622 $119,872
Walkertown 4,839 $46,411

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Kernersville High Schools

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EAST FORSYTH HIGH
2500 W MOUNTAIN STREET
336-727-2265
Serves 1,808 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

R B GLENN HIGH
1600 UNION CROSS ROAD
336-771-4500
Serves 1,629 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

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