What makes a town one that becomes heralded as “on the rise?” What are the factors that make a certain city so desirable that they see more youthful, educated, families want to move there? Well, to take one specific town that fits these type descriptions, you need to look no further than to the residents Living in Knightdale.
In today’s age of digital real estate marketing, we see many municipalities receiving all types of accolades. Yes, those Living in Knightdale are no stranger to their town receiving this type of recognition. However, in these types of rankings or listings, many publications can be swayed by many things ranging from advertising dollars spent to the publication being located near or in an “honored” municipality. As the local resident Living in Knightdale can attest, this is not the case with their hometown. In this two-part series of blog posts, we look at actual numbers and statistics in this very post, you will get a better picture of why Living in Knightdale truly is living in a town on the rise!
A Younger and Smarter Community in Knightdale
The “rankings and accolades” some towns receive, may in the case of some cities be somewhat of a generalization. In what we will be showing is one common and consistent thread to this article, generalizations need not apply when speaking of Living in Knightdale. The actual statistics and numbers support and show factually that the town of Knightdale is one that is overall both younger and more educated than most.
Most of the numbers to be shown in this post can be traced back to the town of Knightdale’s “2035 Comprehensive Plan.” This document, released originally in August of 2018 basically is a collaborative effort to not only provide a look at the current reasoning behind the town flourishing but also to set measures in place to see those Living in Knightdale continue to see growth and positive improvement to the community in all areas heading into the future.
So, what exactly makes a town or city “younger,” you ask? That’s actually pretty easily explained, but if you have never heard the said explanation, it could also be missed. Consequently, the average overall age of residents Living in Knightdale is what makes it younger. Directly below are statistics showing that about 40 percent of those Living in Knightdale are in the 24-49-year-old age bracket.
Average Median Age of Residents of Knightdale
- 24-49 year olds- 39.9 percent
- 5-17 year olds- 20.1 percent
- 50-64 tear oilds- 17.2 percent
- Over 65 years old- 8.7 percent
- Ages 8-24- 7.3 percent
- Younger than 5 Years old– 6.8 percent
The town of Knightdale can lay claim to having a “youthful” outlook on things. Likewise, they have a pretty young overall age demographic. The actual average median age currently in Knightdale 34.2 years old. This is considerably underneath the 36.7-year-old median age across the state of North Carolina, putting those Living in Knightdale on average as two and a half years younger than those across the state.
In addition to spelling out what makes a town “young,” we would be remiss to not explain likewise how a town or city is considered more “educated” or for headline purposes, “smarter” than another. Much like providing the median age, the same Town of Knightdale “comprehensive plan” provides exact statistics to show the overall “Educational Attainment” of those in the Knightdale community.
Educational Attainment of Town of Knightdale Residents
- 4 Year-Bachelor’s Degree from College- 28.8 percent
- High School Diploma or Equivalent that Have Attended Some College- 20.3 percent
- High School Diploma or Equivalent with No College– 19.5 percent
- Some Type of Graduate Degree on top of their Bachelor’s- 12.5 percent
- 2 Year-associate degree following Earning a High School Diploma or Equivalent- 9.6 percent
- Finished Before Grade 9- 4.8 percent
- Attended High School But Did Not Finish, Thus Finished Between Grades 9-12- 4.4 percent
Aspiring Young Families, Students, and Professionals Choose Living in Knightdale
To summarize, in this post, we looked at the younger demographic and why they are choosing the Wake County town as home.
More than 58 percent of residents are under 40 years old. Likewise, we took a look at the high rate of residents who have considerable educational attainment. In this area, over 90 percent of residents 25 and older earned a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Of those residents, 30 percent of the people Living in Knightdale have an associate degree or have attended some college. More impressive, 41 percent of Knightdale residents in this age range has a bachelor’s degree or higher. To see more on why so many people are choosing Knightdale as home, be sure to see the follow-up post to this one, here in our blog/news section at knightdalestation.com. To view the extensive research and full “Knightdale Next : 2035 Comprehensive Plan” document, visit knightdalenc.gov. For information, including currently available homes for sale at Knightdale Station new home community, visit knightdalestation.com.