King, North Carolina 

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Population

6,763

+1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$55,325

Median Home Price

$148,000

Best Places to Live in King, North Carolina

Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in King, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Pleasant climate
-Central location
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Economic decline
-Entertainment
-Educational attainment

Local Listings in King
 $90,000 
118 Queenland Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2 |
 $329,900 
124 Mountain Shadow Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 4 |
 $204,900 
201 Pilot Bluff Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3 |

What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable. Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base. Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.


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QUICK FACTS

City: King
Zip Codes: 27021
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in King is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. King jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, King's cost of living is 10.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare King's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in King, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Stokes county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
King's population is 6,763 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in King is $148,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
King public schools spend $9,451 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in King. More Education


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Reviews for King   1 Reviews
Religious Fanitics - 2/19/2013
It's a great place to be if you want to be led. No such thing as co-exist here. Check out the city leadership decisions and their non con-existing ideals.... Read More

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NEW LISTINGS IN KING
$90,000
118 Queenland Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$329,900
124 Mountain Shadow Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$204,900
201 Pilot Bluff Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$144,000
117 Stokes Forest Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$189,000
108 Cotswold Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$132,900
524 Mountainbrook Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$149,900
917 Meadowbrook Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 2

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