Lawndale, North Carolina

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Lawndale, North Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Lawndale Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Lawndale Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 17% Lawndale Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lawndale, North Carolina

Comparing Lawndale 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
Racial Diversity 10 7
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 7
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
Median Family Income 4 4
People Above Poverty 2 4
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 9
People Living Alone 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Lawndale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Cleveland
Standard Zip Codes 28090
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.413
Longitude -81.563

Lawndale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SHELBY 2 NNE
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Distance 13.5 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 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
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Lawndale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 642 100%
Male 295 46%
Female 347 54%
Under 18 140 21.8%
18+ 502 78.2%
65+ 163 25.4%
Median Age 40.9
Average Family Size 2.92
White 478 74.5%
African-American 143 22.3%
Asian 4 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 15 2.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2.8%

Estimated Lawndale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 636
Growth -6
Growth % -0.9%

Lawndale 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.7%
US/American 28.1%
German 10.1%
English 7.9%
Irish 7.3%
African 5%
Czechoslovakian 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
European 2.2%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Delight (28090)
Double Shoals (28090)
Toluca (28090)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lawndale 642 $36,023
Belwood 962 $40,417
Casar 308 $30,179
Fallston 603 $41,042
Kingstown 845 $33,281
Polkville 535 $40,875
Waco 328 $38,750
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Lawndale High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,235 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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