In our second post of this series, we document the climb by the town of Knightdale becoming NC’s Fastest Rising City. Our initial post, from this series, looked at the youth and educational achievements of Knightdale residents as a whole.
(To view that first article, click here)
Moving along, we will look at a few other areas that are “pointing” potential relocation prospects toward Knightdale. Both location and a strong opportunity to earn as high an annual income as possible are major factors as we continue in our explanation of how and why Knightdale has become NC’s Fastest Rising City.
Just How Fast is NC’s Fastest Rising City Making its Climb?
In reaching for data to support Knightdale’s status as NC’s Fastest Rising City, we once again referred to the Town of Knightdale’s’ official “Knightdale Next: 2035 Comprehensive Plan” document.
This document, which is chocked full of statistics, plans, and so much more was utilized to both show the growth which the town is experiencing and give examples as to why it has maintained that steady growth. Likewise, the “Comprehensive Plan” also shows a prospective future resident how much on average a household in Knightdale earns on an annual basis.
Median Household Income: How Much is the Average Residence Bringing Home Annually?
One such statistic that certainly would be of interest to anyone planning a major move or relocation involves gaining the knowledge of the type of income that is possible. Looking back at the Median Household Income for Knightdale, the document provided by the town itself shows both a grouping of how much employees do make and which percentage of them makes what.
Median Household Income of Residents in Knightdale as of 2017
The most recent calculations show the annual averages for the calendar year of 2017. Below are the Median Household Income figures for those calling Knightdale home during that time.
- 25K- 49,999- 27.0 percent
- 50K- 74,999- 20.4 percent
- 75K- 99,999- 16.7 percent
- 100K- 149,999- 16.5 percent
How Many New Faces Make Knightdale NC’s Fastest Growing City?
This past Fall we covered more recent study, which named the town NC’s Fastest Growing City. Likewise, our initial post in this series, noted how accolades such as this can be earned. We also told how in some cases accolades are given out and don’t have facts to back up the “award.” Well, in Knightdale’s case, the numbers DO support the recognition. This was in a Wake Weekly newspaper article reported on its growth just prior to our article from September of 2019.
Before the Wake Weekly statistics given, we look at the numbers from the “Comprehensive Report.” These stats on NC’s Fastest Growing City explain that Knightdale enjoys strong and very consistent population growth in the past several years especially.
The report goes on to show the incredibly fast growth for the town of Knightdale. This sees a more rapid climb for Knightdale than average numbers for county, state, or nationwide. It goes on to detail that the report covers all 553 incorporated municipalities in the state of North Carolina. The results show population in Knightdale grew faster than 98 percent of those polled. This would include an average over the previous five years of 545 new residents coming into NC’s Fastest Growing City annually.
Town of Knightdale’s Population for 2017
- 15,849 total residents
- 55.8 percent (8,844 residents) are female
- 44.2 percent (7,005 residents) are male
The Wake Weekly newspaper article, initially dubbed Knightdale as NC’s Fastest Growing City. In this piece penned by reporter, Shawn Taylor it gave the population figures for Knightdale. However, Taylor’s numbers were for a full year after those above. In his article, he also spoke with longtime town resident and current Mayor, James Roberson, getting his thoughts on the title NC’s Fastest Growing City.
The Wake Weekly piece reports the town’s population spiked another full 10 percent. This put its 2018 total at 17,400 residents. Consequently, in 2017, the Comprehensive Report placed Knightdale near the Top 10 for population growth. Then in 2018, the population jump reported actually positioned Knightdale
In that Wake Weekly article was Mayor Roberson’s analysis of the 2018 population spike. Also, he speaks of where he sees this heading for the future. Of course you know Roberson is town’s top elected official. But, also as a 25-plus year Knightdale resident, Roberson voices his opinion. “I can see Knightdale in the next 15 and 20 years being one of these municipalities of 30,000 or more people.”
Youth, Smarts, Money? What Else Could Knightdale Have to Offer in a Move to Town
In our next post, we will continue to break down the “Knightdale Next: 2035 Comprehensive Plan” document. This will cover another huge drawing card for NC’s Fastest Growing City is its optimal location. The Town of Knightdale has direct routes and access to major cities and landmarks in North Carolina. Also, it gives you convenient access and reasonable commute time to major east coast U.S. cities. Thus, many feel Knightdale is an ideal relocation spot. This and other statistics will be in the final installment of this series.
For more information on all things going on in the town of Knightdale, visit their official website at knightdalenc.gov. To see the incredible homes that are available now at the town’s most sought after community, Knightdale Station, visit knightdalestation.com.