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Overview

Introduction to Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Kings Mountain, North Carolina, in Cleveland County, is 8 miles W of Gastonia, North Carolina and 28 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kings Mountain History

Kings Mountain was originally known as White Plains. It was renamed Kings Mountain because of its proximity to the area where the historic Battle of Kings Mountain was fought. W.A. Mauney was the first European to settle in the area. He built a home and a cotton mill, opened a store, and constructed roads and pathways through the wilderness. The city was incorporated on February 11, 1874.

Kings Mountain and nearby Attractions

  • Gaston County Museum of Art and History
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Cowpens National Battlefield
  • Historic Rosedale Plantation

Things To Do In Kings Mountain

The Kings Mountain Fire Museum, the Museum of York County, the Lincoln County Museum of History and the Schiele Museum are some of the local museums, while nearby historic sites include Cowpens National Battlefield, the Historic Rosedale Plantation, Kings Mountain National Military Park and the Historic Rural Hill Farm. Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Kings Mountain State Park offer recreational opportunities like hiking, picnicing, biking and boating.

Kings Mountain Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International is the nearest major airport.

Kings Mountain Higher Education

Belmont Abbey College, Gaston College and Cleveland Community College are some of the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,053
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+4,170
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married38.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11%
Median Earnings25+$28,674
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,644
% Above Poverty Level78.5%
% Below Poverty Level21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$751
Median House Value$103,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.5%
English7.1%
Irish6.8%
Dutch1.4%
Scottish1.1%
Italian1.1%
Canadian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Iranian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Polish0.3%
Serbian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
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Kings Mountain Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cleveland County
Standard Zip Codes28086
Phone Area Codes704,980
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.24
Approximate Longitude-81.34

Kings Mountain Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGASTONIA
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationNINETY NINE ISLANDS
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp27 to 51 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationCHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bessemer City5,462$45,756
Cherryville5,901$53,654
Gastonia73,877$51,019
Grover976$44,044
Patterson Springs721$36,050
Waco281$48,000

Kings Mountain Public Libraries

Jacob Mauney Memorial Library
100 S PIEDMONT AVE
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
(704) 739-2371

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Kings Mountain Hospitals

Carolinas Healthcare System Kings Mountain
(Non-profit)
706 West King Street
(704) 739-3601

Kings Mountain Public Schools

Bethware Elementary
115 Bethware Drive
ZIP: 28086
(704) 476-8346
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
East Elementary
600 Cleveland Avenue
ZIP: 28086
(704) 476-8356
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Kings Mountain High
500 Phifer Road
ZIP: 28086
(704) 476-8330
High
Total Enrollment 1272
Kings Mountain Intermediate
227 Kings Mountain Boulevard
ZIP: 28086
(704) 476-8366
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
Kings Mountain Middle
1000 Phifer Road
ZIP: 28086
(704) 476-8340
Middle
Total Enrollment 665
North Elementary
900 N Ramseur Street
ZIP: 28086
(704) 476-8225
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
West Elementary
500 W Mountain Street
ZIP: 28086
(704) 476-8345
Primary
Total Enrollment 335

Kings Mountain Private Schools

Grace Christian Academy
260 Range Rd
ZIP: 28086
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 99
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