Kenansville, NC

Kenansville, situated in Duplin County, is a small town made up of 2.1 square miles.

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The median resident age in Kenansville is 50 years. The median estimated household income is about $29,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Kenansville is about $125,000 (2015) which is $35,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Kenansville is 56% White, 37% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 6% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 44% are married, 11% are divorced, 3% are separated, 17% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.

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Duplin County

Kenansville belongs to Duplin County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin. Part of the county was used to form Sampson County in 1784. Duplin County has a population of 58,000 and the city Kenansville, with a population of 850, is the county seat.

Duplin County borders Wayne, Lenoir, Onslow, Jones, Pender, and Sampson counties.

Duplin County is made up of 822 square miles. 816 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Kenansville, NC is about 855. The population had been steadily increasing since the 1910s, until seeing a decrease in since 2000.


The elevation of Kenansville, NC is 125 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Kenansville, NC is 28349.

Area Code

The area code for Kenansville, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Kenansville and Duplin County have voted mostly Republican, with 56% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections.

As of 2010, 68% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Kenansville is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Retail, manufacturing, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Duplin Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Duplin County area.