Kernersville has the 1317th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Kernersville is part of the Winston-Salem metro area. Unemployment in the Winston-Salem area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Winston-Salem has the 90th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Kernersville is below average at $42,960, and the median cost of a home in Kernersville is $174,600, which is the same as the national average. 30% of workers in Kernersville hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Kernersville. 84% of Kernersville workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Kernersville spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.