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Mount Holly, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Holly had a population of 15,369 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Holly ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Holly is located at latitude 35.3105 and longitude -81.0152 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Holly (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Mount Holly (GNIS ID: 2404319) 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 Mount Holly is located within Township of Riverbend, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Holly 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 Mount Holly: Huntersville, Woodland, Woodlawn.

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Mount Holly, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,369
Daytime Population: Workers 5,805
Daytime Population: Residents 7,898
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,703
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 14,910
Population in Familes 11,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 459
Population Density2 1,578
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $47,753
Average Household Income $67,594
Per Capita Income $27,717


Total Housing Units 6,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,854 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,270 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $153,709
Average Home Value $180,415


Total Households 6,124
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,057
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 1.64% 1.13%
Households 1.62% 1.11%
Families 1.36% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Mount Holly, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Holly 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 # 63 92nd
Population Density # 74 90th
Diversity Index # 425 42nd
Median Household Income # 250 66th
Per Capita Income # 200 73rd

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