King, NC

King, situated in both Stokes and Forsyth County, is a city made up of 5.89 square miles.

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The town was established as King's Cabin in the first half of the 19th century. King was incorporated in 1983.  

Demographics

The median resident age in King is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $53,000 making it about $5,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $25,000. The average price for a home in King is about $145,000 (2015) which is $15,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of King is 91% White, 4% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 3% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 24% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 52% are married, 19% are divorced, 2% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 19% that have never been married. 

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King belongs to both Stokes and Forsyth County.

Stokes County

Stokes County is located in the northern part of North Carolina. The county, named after John Stokes, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Stokes County has a population of 47,000 and the city Danbury, with a population of 200, is the county seat.

In 1789, Stokes County was formed from a part of Surry County. Half of Stokes County became Forsyth County in 1849. The Moratock Iron Furnace, located close to Danbury, was used during the Civil War for the Confederacy.

Stokes County borders Rockingham, Forsyth, Surry, Patrick (Virginia), and Henry (Virginia) counties.

Stokes County is made up of 456 square miles. 449 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.

Forsyth County

Forsyth County is located 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.

Population

The population of King, NC is about 7,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.

Elevation

The elevation of King, NC is 1,142 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for King, NC is 27021.

Area Code

The area code for King, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking King and Stokes and Forsyth County have voted mostly Republican, with 71% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 65% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 34% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for King is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, retail, and education service make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Stokes News and Winston-Salem Journal are the primary newspapers that cover the Stokes and Forsyth County area.


 

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