Kernersville, NC

Kernersville, situated in both Forsyth County and Guilford County, is a town made up of 17.4 square miles.

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The area that would become Kernersville was settled by Jacob Story, an Irish settler. The area was purchased and named Dobson's Crossroads in 1770. The town was then sold to Joseph Kerner in 1817, and the name of the town was changed to Kerner's Crossroads.  

Kernersville took its current name in 1873 upon the town's incorporation. 

Kernersville has been the site of speeches from former United States presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Demographics

The median resident age in Kernersville is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000, making it roughly equal to the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $30,000. The average price for a home in Kernersville is about $172,000 (2016), which is $7,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $720 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Kernersville is 72% White, 14% Black, and 14% other. 90% of the population are high school graduates, with 31% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 50% are married, 13% are divorced, 7% are widowed, 3% are separated, leaving 27% that have never been married.

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Forsyth County

Kernersville belongs to Forsyth County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Forsyth County has a population of 365,000 and its largest city Winston-Salem, with a population of 241,000, is the county seat.

Some of Forsyth County is a part of the Yadkin Valley wine region. The county is the fourth largest county in North Carolina. The county was founded in 1849.

Forsyth County borders Surry, Yadkin, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties.

Forsyth County is made up of 413 square miles. 408 of which is land with the remaining 5 as water.

Guilford County

Kernersville belongs to Guilford County in the northern part of North Carolina. The county is named after Francis North, who's title was the Earl of Guilford. It was home of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse during the American Revolution. It was also a stop for the Underground Railroad, and was home to the Greensboro Massacre in 1979.

The county is part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area. Guilford County has a population of 517,600, and its largest city Greensboro, which has a population of 285,300, is the county seat.

Guilford County borders Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham, Davidson and Randolph counties.

Guilford County is made up of 658 square miles. 646 of which is land with the remaining 12 as water.

Population

The population of Kernersville, NC is about 24,000. The population has been steadily growing since the town was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Kernersville, NC is 358 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Kernersville, NC is 27107.

Area Code

The area code for Kernersville, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking, Kernersville and Forsyth County and Guilford County have voted both Republican and Democrat, with the area voting Republican in 1996, 2000, and 2004. The area voted Democrat in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 elections, showing a trend building toward a more Democrat base.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 48% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 4%, and 2% other.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Kernersville is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Manufacturing, retail, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Kernersville News, Winston-Salem Journal, and the Winston-Salem Chronicle are the primary newspapers that cover the Forsyth County and Guilford County area.


 

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