Kenly, NC

Kenly profile

Living in Kenly

Kenly is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,491 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kenly is the 360th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Kenly isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kenly are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kenly is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenly who work in sales jobs (10.46%), maintenance occupations (9.35%), and food service (9.03%).

One downside of living in Kenly, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.96 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Kenly does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Kenly, just 11.47% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kenly in 2018 was $15,029, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,116 for a family of four. Kenly also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.55% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Kenly is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kenly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kenly residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Kenly also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.24% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kenly include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Kenly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.