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People

Total Population 3,594
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,502
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 42.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,820
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $674
Median House Value $116,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 7.7%

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

Lowell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Gaston
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28098
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.267
Longitude -81.103

Lowell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station GASTONIA
Distance 1.7 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
Station WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station HICKORY RGNL AP
Distance 35.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belmont 10,387 $68,558
Cramerton 4,245 $81,853
Gastonia 73,211 $48,306
McAdenville 660 $64,583
Mount Holly 13,924 $66,469
Ranlo 3,496 $48,125

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

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