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Population in 2012: 10,648 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 

Males: 5,049  (47.4%)
Females: 5,599  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  40.6 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28150.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,552 (it was $31,415 in 2000)
Kings Mountain:

$37,552
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,945

Kings Mountain city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,940 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Kings Mountain:

$105,940
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $131,279; Detached houses: $135,476; Mobile homes: $45,236

Median gross rent in 2012: $611.

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  • White alone - 8,188 (75.6%)
  • Black alone - 2,116 (19.5%)
  • Two or more races - 273 (2.5%)
  • Hispanic - 227 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.07%)

Races in Kings Mountain detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kings Mountain: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (23.4%), German (12.5%), Irish (11.7%), English (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 1003 feet

Land area: 8.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,304 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kings Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kings Mountain city:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

86 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 63 registered sex offenders living in Kings Mountain, North Carolina as of August 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kings Mountain to the number of sex offenders is 169 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $976 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $847 (0.9%)

Kings Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (9.2 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (29.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (472.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bessemer City, NC (2.1 miles ), Grover, NC (2.8 miles ), South Gastonia, NC (2.8 miles ), Light Oak, NC (2.9 miles ), Gastonia, NC (3.0 miles ), Waco, NC (3.1 miles ), Cherryville, NC (3.1 miles ), Patterson Springs, NC (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 1998: 39 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2001: 69 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2003: 61 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2005: 65 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2006: 76 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2008: 37 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $115,900

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.24 N, Longitude: 81.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,120 (+10.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,035 (23.4%)

Area code: 704

Kings Mountain household income distribution Kings Mountain home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Kings Mountain by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 4000200001
per 100,000 40.60.00.00.018.10.00.00.00.09.7
Rapes 9233141224
per 100,000 91.320.028.027.79.036.49.017.719.238.7
Robberies 34251718201981799
per 100,000 344.9249.5158.8166.5180.5172.771.8150.886.387.0
Assaults 107323426153115161518
per 100,000 1085.4319.4317.6240.5135.4281.7134.7141.9143.9173.9
Burglaries 22118119813811416713996175149
per 100,000 2241.81806.61849.61276.51029.01517.81248.2851.41678.31439.9
Thefts 781752634407387392348292250274
per 100,000 7922.57505.75922.53764.73493.13562.73125.02589.82397.62647.9
Auto thefts 20563219122362220
per 100,000 202.949.956.0296.0171.5109.1206.553.2211.0193.3
Arson 6013221315
per 100,000 60.90.09.327.718.118.29.026.69.648.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.8) 995.3603.9520.4396.0361.1407.2293.6263.3309.8343.9

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Crime rate in Kings Mountain detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 38 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.00
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Kings Mountain, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.4%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +852 (+9.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Average climate in Kings Mountain, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Kings Mountain-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Kings Mountain city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 27.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kings Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from Kings Mountain center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from Kings Mountain center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cleveland County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kings Mountain topographic map

Birthplace of: Jimmy Wayne - Singer-songwriter, Jake Early - Professional baseball player, Tim Moore (North Carolina politician) - Politician, Glenn Dunnaway - Racing driver, George Adams (basketball) - Baseball player, Kevin Mack - Football player, Laura Moss - Soap opera actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Kings Mountain:

  • BMA KINGS MOUNTAIN (Dialysis Facility, 508 CANTERBURY ROAD)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC KINGS MOUNTAIN (Dialysis Facility, 1010 SHELBY ROAD)
  • KINGS MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 706 W KING ST)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - KINGS MOUNTAIN (Nursing Home, 716 SIPES ST BOX 578)

Political contributions by individuals in Kings Mountain, NC

Amtrak station near Kings Mountain:

  • 11 miles: GASTONIA (350 HANCOCK ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Kings Mountain:

  • 12 miles: Catawba 1 and 2 in Clover, SC.

Local government website: WWW.CITYOFKM.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kings Mountain:

  • Gaston College (about 10 miles; Dallas, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 19 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)
  • Limestone College (about 22 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Winthrop University (about 28 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 4,937)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 28 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,428)
  • York Technical College (about 29 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 29 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 7,630)

Public high school in Kings Mountain:

Private high school in Kings Mountain:

  • HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 76; Location: 701 E GOLD ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kings Mountain:

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Library in Kings Mountain:

  • JACOB MAUNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $559,080; Location: 100 SOUTH PIEDMONT AVENUE; 48,548 books; 38 e-books; 1,732 audio materials; 2,448 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 76 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Kings Mountain: J S Mauney Memorial Library (A), Barnes Auditorium (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kings Mountain include: Trinity Church (A), Grace United Methodist Church (B), Saint Matthews Lutheran Church (C), Kings Mountain Baptist Church (D), First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain (E), Central United Methodist Church (F), Boyce Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (G), Westover Baptist Church (H), Cherokee Street Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mountain Rest (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Kings Mountain: Deal Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Kings Mountain Historical Museum Foundation (100 East Mountain Street), Henderson Amusements Inc (134 Banks Road).

Hotels: Comfort Inn (722 York Road), Comfort Inn Kings Mountain (722 York Road).

 
Cleveland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.3. This is about average.
City:

34.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.86
U.S.:

4.12

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kings Mountain and their reported violations in the past:

CROWDER RIDGE MHP (Population served: 91, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and MAY-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2001), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAY-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2000), St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2000), Fed FAO issued (MAY-25-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COUNTRY TIME INN (Population served: 86, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between OCT-16-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-02-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-25-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-25-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-04-2000), St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2000), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2000)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2000), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2000), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2000)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-28-1999), St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-1999), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kings Mountain that have no violations reported:

  • JOHN H MOSS LAKE PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.2%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 18.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kings Mountain, NC

People in group quarters in Kings Mountain in 2010:

  • 201 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Kings Mountain in 2000:

  • 214 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Kings Mountain compared to North Carolina state average:

Kings Mountain, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Kings Mountain (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kings Mountain Branch at 125 South Battleground Avenue, branch established on 1960/06/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Kings Mountain Branch 629 at 700 West King Street, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Alliance Bank & Trust Company: Kings Mountain Branch at 209 South Battleground Ave, branch established on 2008/05/01. Info updated 2008/10/07: Bank assets: $225.4 mil, Deposits: $186.8 mil, headquarters in Gastonia, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ab&T Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Kings Mountain Branch at 410 East King Street, branch established on 1979/03/28. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The Fidelity Bank: Kings Mountain Branch at 403 South Battleground Avenue, branch established on 1966/01/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Kings Mountain Branch at 114 East Gold Street, branch established on 1991/04/05. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • The First National Bank of Shelby: Kings Mountain Branch at 300 West Mountain Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.1 mil, Deposits: $666.4 mil, headquarters in Shelby, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kings Mountain, North Carolina:

  • Comfort Inn, 720-a York Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 , Phone: (704) 739-7070, Fax: (704) 739-7070
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 100 Woodlake Pkwy, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 , Phone: (704) 734-0014, Fax: (704) 739-8052
  • Best Western First Victory Inn, 728 York Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 , Phone: (704) 739-2544, Fax: (704) 730-7030
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kings Mountain travel time to work - commute


Kings Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kings Mountain city (based on Cleveland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.61%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church
Adherents70.9%14.0%3.0%2.0%1.8%
Congregations52.0%21.7%4.0%4.0%1.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.0%0.8%3.7%
Congregations1.7%2.3%1.7%1.1%10.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Cleveland County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Cleveland County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Cleveland County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cleveland County:

29.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.3%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$27,323$32,7880$0
Other Government Administration 12$41,013$41,0138$4,200
Police Protection - Officers 31$96,681$37,4256$5,403
Police - Other 6$13,185$26,3705$1,654
Firefighters 7$25,285$43,34619$7,367
Streets and Highways 25$59,681$28,6470$0
Solid Waste Management 10$20,652$24,7820$0
Sewerage 5$13,021$31,2500$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,529$30,3482$1,820
Water Supply 20$58,804$35,2820$0
Electric Power 17$52,696$37,1970$0
Gas Supply 8$21,383$32,0750$0
Local Libraries 6$13,190$26,3803$2,201
Other and Unallocable 11$27,548$30,0521$717
Totals for Government 169$472,991$33,58544$23,362

Kings Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $981,000 ($92.13)
    Fire Protection: $564,000 ($52.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $288,000 ($27.05)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($0.85)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,646,000 ($624.15)
    Gas Utilities: $5,291,000 ($496.90)
    Sewerage: $4,286,000 ($402.52)
    General - Other: $2,279,000 ($214.03)
    Water Utilities: $1,837,000 ($172.52)
    Police Protection: $1,658,000 ($155.71)
    Regular Highways: $808,000 ($75.88)
    Liquor Stores: $718,000 ($67.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $558,000 ($52.40)
    Financial Administration: $544,000 ($51.09)
    Fire Protection: $451,000 ($42.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $433,000 ($40.66)
    Central Staff Services: $132,000 ($12.40)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $77,000 ($7.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000 ($12.30)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $5,000 ($0.47)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $6,000 ($0.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $165,000 ($15.50)
    Fire Protection: $155,000 ($14.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($12.68)
    Police Protection: $127,000 ($11.93)
    Regular Highways: $83,000 ($7.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000 ($2.91)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,561,000 ($616.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $108,000 ($10.14)

Kings Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,549,000 ($333.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $228,000 ($21.41)
    All Other: $109,000 ($10.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $523,000 ($49.12)
    Highways: $22,000 ($2.07)
    General Support: $20,000 ($1.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $713,000 ($66.96)
    All Other: $100,000 ($9.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,165,000 ($109.41)
    Interest Earnings: $304,000 ($28.55)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,712,000 ($724.27)
    Gas Utilities: $5,856,000 ($549.96)
    Water Utilities: $1,521,000 ($142.84)
    Liquor Stores: $780,000 ($73.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $363,000 ($34.09)
    General Support: $298,000 ($27.99)
    All Other: $26,000 ($2.44)
  • Tax - Property: $2,096,000 ($196.84)
    NEC: $123,000 ($11.55)

Kings Mountain government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,797,000 ($168.76)
    Electric Utilities: $1,290,000 ($121.15)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,177,000 ($204.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,947,000 ($182.85)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,607,000 ($150.92)
    Full Faith & Credit - Electric Utilities: $930,000 ($87.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $360,000 ($33.81)
    Other, NEC: $230,000 ($21.60)
    Water Utilities: $190,000 ($17.84)

Kings Mountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,591,000 ($431.16)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Cleveland County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gaston County, NC  1.26% ($26,615 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.45% ($28,073)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.28% ($46,304)


5.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($131 average AGI)
Cleveland County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Gaston County, NC  1.35% ($28,452 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.43% ($34,056)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.37% ($31,073)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kings Mountain:

  • WKMT (1220 AM; 1 kW; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BRIDGES BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WGNC (1450 AM; 1 kW; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: KTC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kings Mountain:

  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kings Mountain:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Kings Mountain, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 36
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 47
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 41
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Kings Mountain fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 83 meters (272ft)
Total average daily traffic: 204,450
Total average daily truck traffic: 25,985

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 12
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Kings Mountain, NC


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 98
  • Hazardous Condition: 91
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Kings Mountain


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kings Mountain, NC

Most common first names in Kings Mountain, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20370.7 years
William18771.8 years
Mary16376.8 years
John16073.8 years
Robert12470.0 years
Charles9269.1 years
George7972.7 years
Thomas7469.4 years
Ruth6776.7 years
Annie6278.1 years
Most common last names in Kings Mountain, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12673.3 years
Bridges9074.4 years
Wright7173.2 years
Moore6770.9 years
Wilson6773.1 years
Williams5972.1 years
Ware5578.2 years
Patterson4876.4 years
Bell4771.8 years
Adams4673.4 years
Businesses in Kings Mountain, NC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike2
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2Quality1
GNC1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kincaid1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1
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