|Coffee County and the state of Alabama|
|• Total||4.9 sq mi (12.6 km2)|
|• Land||4.9 sq mi (12.6 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||269 ft (82 m)|
|• Density||122.9/sq mi (47.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0151962|
Kinston is located at .(31.220503, -86.170782)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.9 square miles (13 km2), of which, 4.9 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 0.20% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 602 people, 257 households, and 168 families residing in the town. The population density was 123.4 people per square mile (47.6/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 63.4 per square mile (24.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.52% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.16% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 4.98% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 257 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,875, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $16,838 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,738. About 10.1% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 22.9% of those age 65 or over.
- Kinston is home to the Dancing Ghost of Grancer Harrison, who was featured in the book 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey.
2009 shooting spree