Overview

Introduction to Mount Holly, North Carolina

Mount Holly, North Carolina, in Gaston County, is 10 miles E of Gastonia, North Carolina and 10 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is part of the surrounding Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area.

Mount Holly History

Mount Holly was named after the Mount Holly Cotton Mill, which was originally owned by A.P. and D.E. Rhyne. The area’s prosperity led citizens to petition for Mount Holly official incorporation, which occurred on March 11, 1879.

Mount Holly and nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Cultural Center
  • Historic Rosedale Plantation
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Crowders Mountain State Park
  • Carowinds
  • Levine Museum of the New South

Things To Do In Mount Holly

Local museums include the Mint Museum of Art, the Carolinas Aviation Museum and the Charlotte Museum of History. Nearby historical sites include the Historic Rosedale Plantation, the Historic Rural Hill Farm, the Latta Plantation and the President James K. Polk State Historic Site. Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Kings Mountain State Park and Lake Norman State Park are some of the popular nearby parks and recreational areas. Carowinds and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden are each accessible from Mount Holly as well.

Mount Holly Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is nearby.

Mount Holly Higher Education

Belmont Abbey College, Gaston College and Carolinas College of Health Sciences are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,305
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+7,672
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,533
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,778

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,377
% Above Poverty Level90.3%
% Below Poverty Level9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.3%
Median Gross Rent$807
Median House Value$163,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.9%
Irish10%
English8.2%
Italian4.9%
Scottish2.7%
French Except Basque1.9%
African1.7%
Polish1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
West Indian0.3%
South African0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
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Mount Holly Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gaston County
Standard Zip Codes28120
Phone Area Codes704
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.3
Approximate Longitude-81.03

Mount Holly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance6.8 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
StationGASTONIA
Distance7 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
Distance31.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belmont11,768$89,583
Cramerton4,312$85,313
Lowell3,612$56,184
McAdenville717$82,917
Ranlo3,556$69,167
Stanley3,643$61,270

Mount Holly Public Schools

East Gaston High
1744 Lane Road
ZIP: 28120
(704) 827-7251
High
Total Enrollment 1122
Ida Rankin Elementary School
301 W Central Avenue
ZIP: 28120
(704) 827-7266
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Mount Holly Middle
124 S Hawthorne Street
ZIP: 28120
(704) 827-4811
Middle
Total Enrollment 771
Pinewood Elementary
1925 N Main Street
ZIP: 28120
(704) 827-2236
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
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