What you need to know about Kinston, NC

Kinston, a recipient of the prestigious All America City Award, is located 80 miles east of Raleigh. Spirit AeroSystems' manufacturing jobs as well as Lenoir County's Global TransPark secured the area's place as a major player in the aerospace industry. The Neuse River winds its way through Kinston, providing boaters with a relaxing place to paddle. Down-home restaurants and excellent schools promote a family-friendly atmosphere.



Homes Owned 43.97%
43.97% Complete
Homes Rented 56.03%
56.03% Complete

Real Estate

In Kinston, North Carolina

Ready to move to Kinston? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Kinston.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average
Lenoir Community College
Colleges in Kinston, NC
Kinston, NC gives students choices in higher education with colleges such as Lenior Community College in the area.
Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC
Public & Private Schools in Kinston, NC
Students in Kinston, NC have plenty of excellent education choices,
Kinston continues to have a small-town feel, and now it has large-city amenities.

Jim Stolze, resident


In Kinston, North Carolina

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Kinston rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Kinston, North Carolina

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Kinston.


Most residents are
Over 65 Years old
Ginger 108 in Downtown Kinston, NC
More Must-Try Restaurants in Kinston, NC
Kinston restaurants serve up a tasty mix of regional and international cuisines as well as farm-to-fork fare.
Fishing in Kinston, NC
Kinston has several nearby lakes, reservoirs and streams that serve as excellent fishing locations.


In Kinston, North Carolina

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Kinston.


Bachelor’s Degree 15%
15% Complete
Graduated High School 80%
80% Complete