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Overview

Introduction to Knightdale, North Carolina

Knightdale, North Carolina, in Wake County, is 8 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina. The town is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area.

Knightdale History

John Lawson became the first European to explore the present-day territory of Knightdale in 1701. Following Lawson's report on the area, the King of England began donating the land to willing settlers, and John Hinton settled in the area in 1730. In the 19th century, the community’s economy was based largely on harvesting crops like tobacco and cotton. The Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company arrived in the area in the early 1900s. Henry Haywood Knight, a local farmer and businessman, donated land to be used for the construction of a railroad station. The community was later named Knightdale in his honor. Knightdale was officially incorporated on March 9, 1927.

Knightdale and nearby Attractions

  • Marbles Kids Museum
  • State Capitol
  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area
  • North Carolina Museum of History
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum

Things To Do In Knightdale

Marbles Kids Museum, the North Carolina Museum of History and the Raleigh City Museum are some of the museums located near Knightdale. The Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve features nature trails and a nature center, while boating, fishing, hiking, camping, biking, picnicking and horseback riding are all available at Falls Lake State Recreation Area and William B. Umstead State Park.

Knightdale Transportation

Raleigh-Durham International is the closest major airport.

Knightdale Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include North Carolina State University, Shaw University and Wake Technical Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,787
Male Share of the Population44.2%
Female Share of the Population55.8%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+7,443
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married51%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.3%
Median Earnings25+$41,800
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,227
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,744

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,550
% Above Poverty Level92.9%
% Below Poverty Level7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$975
Median House Value$171,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.2%
Irish7.3%
English5.4%
African4.7%
Italian3.7%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.6%
Swiss1.3%
Polish1.1%
Iranian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ugandan0.3%
Greek0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
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Knightdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wake County
Standard Zip Codes27545
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.79
Approximate Longitude-78.48

Knightdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLAYTON WTP
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationRALEIGH STATE UNIV
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationRALEIGH DURHAM AP
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip43 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clayton18,553$72,437
Garner27,625$71,302
Raleigh441,326$74,685
Rolesville5,583$98,667
Wendell6,298$54,041
Zebulon4,813$50,925

Knightdale Public Schools

Forestville Road Elementary
100 Lawson Ridge Road
ZIP: 27545
(919) 266-8487
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Hodge Road Elementary
2128 Mingo Bluff Boulevard
ZIP: 27545
(919) 266-8599
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Knightdale Elementary
109 Ridge St
ZIP: 27545
(919) 266-8540
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Knightdale High
100 Bryan Chalk Lane
ZIP: 27545
(919) 217-5350
High
Total Enrollment 1672
Lockhart Elementary
1320 N Smithfield Rd
ZIP: 27545
(919) 266-8525
Primary
Total Enrollment 683

Knightdale Private Schools

Grace Academy
818 Maurepas Dr
ZIP: 27545
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
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