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Welcome to King ...

The city of King is primarily located in Forsyth County<1>. A portion of King extends into Stokes County.

The location of King has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, King has a population of 6,872 people<3> (see below for details).

King was established in 1888.

The community of King is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: King lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for King: (336)

Websites for King ...

Official Website: www.ci.king.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, King had an population of 6,872 people. This is a decrease of 0.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, King had a population of 6,904 people. This makes King the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of King represents 0.07% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 106th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,904 people, the population of King increased 15.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,952 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for King.

Communities Also Named King ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named King - they are located in Arkansas (2), California (2), Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (4), Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for King.

Communities near King ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near King.

  • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winston-Salem
    • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of King
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 248,112 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston-Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winston-Salem<6>
  • Kernersville [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kernersville
    • Kernersville [Forsyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of King
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,891 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kernersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kernersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kernersville<6>
  • Clemmons [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clemmons
    • Clemmons [Forsyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of King
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,089 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clemmons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clemmons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clemmons<6>
  • Lewisville [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
    • Lewisville [Forsyth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of King
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,369 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Walkertown [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkertown
      • Walkertown [Forsyth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of King
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkertown<6>
    • Yadkinville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yadkinville
      • Yadkinville [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of King
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yadkinville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yadkinville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yadkinville<6>
    • Bermuda Run [Davie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda Run
      • Bermuda Run [Davie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of King
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bermuda Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bermuda Run
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bermuda Run<6>
    • Walnut Cove [Stokes County]
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Mountain
      • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of King
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<6>
    • Boonville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonville
      • Boonville [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of King
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around King. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for King.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of King. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around King.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around King. See our Newspapers Page for King.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for King ...

Looking for more information about King? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for King, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for King.

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About Forsyth County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for King: www.ci.king.nc.us/

The official website for Forsyth County: www.co.forsyth.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Forsyth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for King.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around King - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- King) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for King. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in King. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2767, Longitude: -80.3556       In this case, the coordinates for King have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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