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King, North Carolina

King is a city located in North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,952.


\nKing is located at 36°16'25" North, 80°21'12" West (36.273555, -80.353460)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²). None of the area is covered with water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 5,952 people, 2,303 households, and 1,697 families residing in the city. The population density is 441.1/km² (1,141.6/mi²). There are 2,438 housing units at an average density of 180.7/km² (467.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.59% White, 1.73% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 2,303 households out of which 36.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% are non-families. 24.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.93. In the city the population is spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.8 males. The median income for a household in the city is $48,897, and the median income for a family is $55,767. Males have a median income of $38,443 versus $27,992 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,257. 4.0% of the population and 0.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.5% are under the age of 18 and 16.1% are 65 or older.