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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,736
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+11,836
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.5%
Median Earnings25+$35,808
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,708
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,147

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,261
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$726
Median House Value$170,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.8%
German12.7%
English11.1%
Irish8%
Italian2.6%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.2%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Russian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Greek0.2%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Kernersville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Forsyth County
Standard Zip Codes27284
P.O. Box Zip Codes27285
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.11
Approximate Longitude-80.07

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)

StationGREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationDANBURY 5 SE
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationBURLINGTON FIRE STN #5
Distance35.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip45 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Jamestown3,718$78,958
Oak Ridge6,617$120,703
Stokesdale5,278$104,219
Summerfield10,758$114,238
Walkertown4,900$46,581
Winston-Salem238,474$53,105

Kernersville Public Schools

Caleb's Creek Elementary
1109 Salem Crossing Rd
ZIP: 27284
(336) 703-6757
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
Cash Elementary
4700 Old Hollow Road
ZIP: 27284
(336) 703-4174
Primary
Total Enrollment 649
East Forsyth High
2500 W Mountain Street
ZIP: 27284
(336) 727-2265
High
Total Enrollment 1899
East Forsyth Middle School
810 Bagley Drive
ZIP: 27284
(336) 703-6765
Middle
Total Enrollment 716
Kernersville Elementary
512 W Mountain Street
ZIP: 27284
(336) 703-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 845
Kernersville Middle
110 Brown Road
ZIP: 27284
(336) 703-4255
Middle
Total Enrollment 755
Piney Grove Elementary
1500 Piney Grove Road
ZIP: 27284
(336) 703-4122
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Robert B Glenn High School
1600 Union Cross Road
ZIP: 27284
(336) 771-4500
High
Total Enrollment 1640
Sedge Garden Elementary
475 Sedge Garden Road
ZIP: 27284
(336) 771-4545
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Southeast Middle
1200 Old Salem Road
ZIP: 27284
(336) 703-4219
Middle
Total Enrollment 1230
The North Carolina Leadership Academy
4353 High Point Rd.
ZIP: 27284
(336) 992-2710
Other
Total Enrollment 534
Union Cross Traditional Acad
4300 High Point Road
ZIP: 27284
(336) 703-4233
Primary
Total Enrollment 707

Kernersville Private Schools

Bishop Mc Guinness High School
1725 Nc Highway 66 S
ZIP: 27284
Secondary
Total Enrollment 548
Brookside Montessori School
736 Piney Grove Rd
ZIP: 27284
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 2
First Christian Academy
1130 N Main St
ZIP: 27284
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
Triad Baptist Christian Academy
1175 S Main St
ZIP: 27284
Elementary
Total Enrollment 111
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