High Shoals, North Carolina

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High Shoals, North Carolina

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High Points

High Shoals strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% High Shoals Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of High Shoals, North Carolina

Comparing High Shoals to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 5
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
Median Family Income 4 4
People Above Poverty 3 5
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 4 3

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High Shoals Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Gaston
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28077
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.402
Longitude -81.202

High Shoals Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 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 10.2 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 25 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
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High Shoals Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 729 100%
Male 358 49.1%
Female 371 50.9%
Under 18 213 29.2%
18+ 516 70.8%
65+ 70 9.6%
Median Age 30.9
Average Family Size 2.96
White 642 88.1%
African-American 68 9.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 16 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.3%

Estimated High Shoals Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 749
Growth 20
Growth % 2.7%

High Shoals Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 38.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
German 10.4%
Irish 7.9%
African 7.1%
English 6.3%
Scotch-Irish 4.6%
Scottish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Welsh 1.3%
Italian 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Portuguese 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
High Shoals 729 $36,429
Bessemer City 5,119 $39,759
Dallas 3,402 $32,073
Gastonia 66,277 $44,873
Lincolnton 9,965 $39,949
Ranlo 2,198 $40,391
Stanley 3,053 $39,914
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