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Encyclopedia > Kinston, North Carolina
City of Kinston, North Carolina
Location of Kinston within North Carolina.
Location of Kinston within North Carolina.
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Lenoir
Mayor Buddy Ritch
Area  
 - City 43.7 km²
 - Land 43.3 km²
 - Water 0.4 km²
Population (2000)
 - City 23,688
 - Density 546.7/km²
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.ci.kinston.nc.us/

Kinston is a city in Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 23,688 at the 2000 census. It was the county seat of Dobbs County from 1779 to 1791, and has been the county seat of Lenoir County since its formation in 1791 GR6. It is the home of the Kinston Indians baseball club of the Carolina League. Kinston is served by the Kinston Regional Jetport (IATA: ISOICAO: KISO), which features daily non-stop jet service to and from Atlanta with ASA Delta Connection. Kinston is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. Image File history File links NCMap-doton-Kinston. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the fifty states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipalities, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... Lenoir County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... EST (shown in yellow) is UTC-5 The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Lenoir County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Dobbs County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Lenoir County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Kinston Indians are a minor league baseball team in Kinston, North Carolina. ... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ... Kinston Regional Jetport (IATA: ISO, ICAO: KISO), also known as Stallings Field, is a public airport located just a few miles northwest of Kinston, North Carolina. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO airport code (IPA pronunciation: ) is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... North Carolinas Inner Banksâ„¢ lie between Virginia to the North, South Carolina to the South, Interstate-95 to the West, and the North Carolina Outer Banks to the East. ...


Kinston is also home of the N.C. Global TransPark (GTP), a combined airport and industrial complex developed by the State in Lenoir County. The closest major city is Greenville6, approx. 22mi to the north. The major city high school is Kinston High School The North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP) is an economic development area in eastern North Carolina intended to spur transition in the region from an agricultural base to one of skilled labor and industrial manufacturing. ... Nickname: Pro Town USA Location of Greenville shown within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Pitt County Settled 1771 Founded 1774 (Martinsborough) Founded 1786 (Greenville) Mayor Don Parrott Area    - City 68 km²  (26. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Kinston High School is a high school located in Kinston, North Carolina. ...

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History

Kinston was incorporated in 1762 as Kingston, in honor of King George III. The bill to incorporate it was introduced by Richard Caswell, who made his home there and later served as the first Governor of the State of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780. The conclusion of the American Revolutionary War brought a change of name to Kinston in 1784. In 1833 Kinston became Caswell, in honor of the governor, but reverted to Kinston the following year. 1762 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... Categories: Historical stubs | 1729 births | 1789 deaths | Continental Congressmen | Governors of North Carolina ... // List of Governors Roanake Colony, 1585 - 1586 Ralph Lane, 1585 - 1586 John White, 1587 Proprietary Colony, 1664-1731 Governors of Albemarle, 1664-1689 William Drummond 1664-1667 Samuel Stephens 1667-1669 Peter Carteret 1670-1672 John Jenkins 1672-1675 Thomas Eastchurch 1675-1676 John Jenkins 1676-1677 Thomas Miller 1677... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Dutch Republic, Spain, American Indians Kingdom of Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Kinston was the site of the Battle of Kinston on December 14, 1862, during the War Between the States. Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders John G. Foster Nathan Evans Strength 10,000 Casualties 260 525 {{{notes}}} The Battle of Kinston was fought on December 14, 1862, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, near the town of Kinston, as part of the Goldsboro Expedition of the... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Geography

Kinston is located at 35°16′14″N, 77°35′6″W (35.270676, -77.585130)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.7 km² (16.9 mi²). 43.3 km² (16.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.95%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 23,688 people, 9,829 households, and 6,074 families residing in the city. The population density was 546.7/km² (1,415.7/mi²). There were 11,229 housing units at an average density of 259.1/km² (671.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 35.27% White, 62.64% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,829 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,630, and the median income for a family was $35,867. Males had a median income of $28,688 versus $21,442 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,779. About 19.7% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over. Also kinston has a big number of housing projects, the two most notorious projects are the ST.Johns,and the Copperton projects,mostly black.The ST.John's are known for gang violence and street fights,especially in the southside part of the ST.John's Projects. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable people born in Kinston

Jocelyn Brown, an african american R&B and dance music singer, was born on November 25, 1950 in Kingston North Carolina. ... Dwight Edward Clark, b. ... James W. Catfish Cole was a leader of the Ku Klux Klan of South Carolina. ... Malcolm Howard is a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. ... The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is the U.S. District Court that serves the eastern 44 counties in North Carolina. ... Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955 in Kinston, North Carolina) was an American professional basketball player and is now a radio broadcaster for WWZN AM (1510) in Boston, where he announces Boston Celtics games. ... On November 7, 2000, Judge Susan Owens was elected the seventh woman to serve on the Washington State Supreme Court. ... Maceo Parker (born February 14, 1943) is a noted African American funk and soul jazz saxophone player, best known for his contributions to James Browns distinct sound. ... Melvin Parker (born June 7, 1944, Kingston, North Carolina) is a drummer, brother of saxophonist Maceo Parker and was formerly an important member of James Browns band. ... Marion A. Parrott (23 August 1918–27 October 2000) was an American lawyer and activist in conservative causes. ... Henry C. Pearson (October 8, 1914-December 3, 2006) was an American abstract and modernist painter. ... Jaime Pressly on VH1 Rock Honors 2006 red carpet Jaime Lynn Pressly (born July 30, 1977 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress and fashion model. ... Barbara Roy was born in Kingston North Carolina and is a dance music singer. ... Christa Sauls Christa Sauls (born April 15, 1972 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an American model and actress. ... Charles Edward Shackleford (born April 22, 1966 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Frank Warren Snepp (born 3 May 1943, Kinston, North Carolina) is a journalist and former chief analyst of North Vietnamese strategy for the CIA in Saigon during the Vietnam War. ... Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an NBA basketball player who current plays both shooting guard and small forward for the Dallas Mavericks. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Suggs: 1912 George Franklin Suggs, (born July 7, 1882 in Kinston, North Carolina - died April 4, 1949 in Kinston, North Carolina) was a major league baseball pitcher. ... Lionel Tyrone Willingham, or Ty Willingham (b. ... The Washington Huskies are the athletic teams at the University of Washington. ...

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