Introduction to Cherryville, North Carolina

Cherryville, North Carolina, in Gaston county, is 13 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center) and 32 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city, which is located in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area, has a population of 5,361.

Cherryville History

In the early 1700s, this area was known as "White Pine". King George III of England, and Governor Samuel Ashe of North Carolina both made land grants to the area in the late 18th century. Gradually, Dutch, German, and Scots-Irish families established a community along the Old Post Road. The Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad, now known as Carolina Central Railroad, arrived in 1862. Cherry trees were planted along this railroad, which led to the community being named "Cherryville". It was incorporated in 1881.

Cherryville and Nearby Attractions

  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Cherryville Historical Museum
  • Crowders Mountain State Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Gaston County Museum of Art and History

Things To Do In Cherryville

Cherryville is home to the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, and Cherryville Historical Museum. The Cherryville Historical Museum houses artifacts of historic importance, while C. Grier Beam Truck Museum showcases exhibits depicting the history of freight trucking. Kings Mountain National Military Park, a place of historic interest, is the site of a patriot victory over the loyalists in 1780. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Cherryville Country Club. Crowders Mountain State Park, South Mountains State Park, and Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden are other popular destinations in the area. The community also celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival in April every year.

Cherryville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport.

Cherryville Higher Education

Nearby colleges are Cleveland Community College, Gaston College, Gardner-Webb University, and Belmont Abbey College.


Total Population 5,868
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,392
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $35,758
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,069


Median Family Income $52,105
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $788
Median House Value $102,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 8.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cherryville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Gaston
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28021
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.378
Longitude -81.379

Cherryville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cherryville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Flay (28021)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bessemer City 5,455 $44,410
Fallston 667 $62,946
High Shoals 580 $52,813
Kings Mountain 10,792 $47,944
Lincolnton 10,696 $47,579
Waco 322 $49,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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