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Overview

Introduction to King, North Carolina

King, North Carolina, in Stokes County, is 14 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and 77 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is included in the Winston-Salem metropolitan area.

King History

In the 1830s, Charles and Francis King used to live in a cabin in this area. Following the family's relocation to the north, their house served as a reference point or landmark. A post office was established in this area in 1888, and the community was then christened "King's Cabin." However, when the railroad tracks were set up a few years later, the community was renamed "King." This renaming took place on September 26, 1894. The first automobile arrived in King in October, 1911. Soon after, a number of highways were constructed and farmland was turned into subdivisions. King was incorporated on September 13, 1983.

King and nearby Attractions

  • Reynolda House
  • Hanging Rock State Park
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • Emerald Pointe Water Park
  • Greensboro Arboretum

Things To Do In King

Old Salem, a restored 18th century Moravian community, is located near King. Bethabara Park, the Reynolda House and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art are some of the other historic sites and museums in the area. Hanging Rock State Park and Pilot Mountain State Park offer canoeing, fishing, picnicking, hiking, rock climbing, swimming and boating opportunities. Tanglewood Park includes Mallard Lake, a manor house and a rose garden. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Stonewall Golf Course. In addition, the community celebrates the Stokes County Fair every September.

King Transportation

Piedmont Triad International is the nearest major airport.

King Higher Education

Wake Forest University, Forsyth Technical Community College and Winston-Salem State University are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,777
Male Share of the Population42.9%
Female Share of the Population57.1%
Senior Citizens22.3%
Employed Population 16+3,102
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married51.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,101
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,059

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,215
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$665
Median House Value$145,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16%
German12.8%
English8.6%
Irish5.6%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.7%
Greek1.7%
Norwegian1.4%
Arab1.4%
African1.4%
Russian1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Dutch1%
Slovak0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Polish0.6%
Iraqi0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
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King Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stokes County
Standard Zip Codes27021
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.27
Approximate Longitude-80.35

King Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDANBURY 5 SE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationMOUNT AIRY 2 W
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationSTUART
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip51.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethania356$63,125
East Bend440$45,750
Pilot Mountain1,688$49,821
Rural Hall3,079$44,306
Tobaccoville2,549$75,250
Walnut Cove1,565$52,250

King Public Schools

Chestnut Grove Middle
2185 Chestnut Grove Road
ZIP: 27021
(336) 983-2106
Middle
Total Enrollment 740
King Elementary
152 East School St
ZIP: 27021
(336) 983-5824
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Meadowbrook Academy
817 Meadowbrook Drive
ZIP: 27021
(336) 985-3224
Other
Total Enrollment 75
Mount Olive Elementary
2145 Chestnut Grove Road
ZIP: 27021
(336) 983-4351
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
Poplar Springs Elementary
223 Hobe Kiser Road
ZIP: 27021
(336) 985-0234
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
West Stokes High
1400 Priddy Road
ZIP: 27021
(336) 983-2099
High
Total Enrollment 977

King Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
748 Spainhour Rd
ZIP: 27021
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
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