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Kings Mountain, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Kings Mountain had a population of 10,577 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Kings Mountain is located at latitude 35.2358 and longitude -81.3504 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kings Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Kings Mountain are located in Cleveland County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Gaston County.

The City of Kings Mountain (GNIS ID: 2404831) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Kings Mountain is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kings Mountain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kings Mountain: King Mountain, Kings Mount.

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Kings Mountain, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,577
Daytime Population: Workers 6,417
Daytime Population: Residents 5,849
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,266
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 10,379
Population in Familes 8,448
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density2 813
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $41,530
Average Household Income $55,779
Per Capita Income $22,689


Total Housing Units 4,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,516 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,695 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 594 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $116,225
Average Home Value $142,600


Total Households 4,210
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,783
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% -0.04%
Households 0.1% -0.07%
Families 0.1% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Kings Mountain, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kings Mountain to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 85 89th
Population Density # 298 60th
Diversity Index # 413 44th
Median Household Income # 370 50th
Per Capita Income # 361 51st

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