Kings Mountain, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 10,982 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.3%
 
Males: 4,905  (44.7%)
Females: 6,077  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28150.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,737 (it was $31,415 in 2000)
Kings Mountain:

$41,737
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,706 (it was $15,920 in 2000)

Kings Mountain city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $138,420 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Kings Mountain:

$138,420
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $143,775; detached houses: $146,361; mobile homes: $49,852

Median gross rent in 2019: $719.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kings Mountain: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.6%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 33.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.2% for other race residents, 8.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kings Mountain, NC (2019)
    • 8,05971.5%White alone
    • 2,53922.5%Black alone
    • 3322.9%Hispanic
    • 1961.7%Asian alone
    • 770.7%Two or more races
    • 100.09%Other race alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 79 registered sex offenders living in Kings Mountain, North Carolina as of June 24, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kings Mountain is 143 to 1.


Crime rates in Kings Mountain by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(9.0)
4
(36.4)
1
(9.0)
2
(17.7)
2
(19.2)
4
(38.7)
1
(9.4)
2
(18.8)
1
(9.3)
N/AN/A3
(27.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(180.5)
19
(172.7)
8
(71.8)
17
(150.8)
9
(86.3)
9
(87.0)
9
(84.5)
8
(75.2)
8
(74.2)
7
(64.7)
7
(64.8)
5
(45.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(135.4)
31
(281.7)
15
(134.7)
16
(141.9)
15
(143.9)
18
(173.9)
11
(103.3)
22
(206.7)
11
(102.0)
17
(157.1)
30
(277.6)
6
(54.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
114
(1,029)
167
(1,518)
139
(1,248)
96
(851.4)
175
(1,678)
149
(1,440)
73
(685.4)
101
(948.9)
68
(630.5)
95
(877.7)
78
(721.7)
67
(611.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
387
(3,493)
392
(3,563)
348
(3,125)
292
(2,590)
250
(2,398)
274
(2,648)
213
(2,000)
212
(1,992)
224
(2,077)
266
(2,458)
308
(2,850)
246
(2,244)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(171.5)
12
(109.1)
23
(206.5)
6
(53.2)
22
(211.0)
20
(193.3)
7
(65.7)
1
(9.4)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.2)
14
(129.5)
30
(273.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(18.1)
2
(18.2)
1
(9.0)
3
(26.6)
1
(9.6)
5
(48.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(28.2)
1
(9.3)
2
(18.5)
9
(83.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index350.0394.7284.6255.3300.3333.3205.5225.8178.0255.6257.2219.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Kings Mountain, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 43 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (46.2%), English (8.5%), German (5.8%), African (4.6%), Irish (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 1003 feet

Land area: 8.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,345 people per square mile   (low).

Kings Mountain, North Carolina map

223 residents are foreign born (0.6% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.2% North America).

This city:

2.0%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,200 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $909 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.24 N, Longitude: 81.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,677 (+24.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,003 (24.3%)

Area code: 704

Distribution of median household income in Kings Mountain, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kings Mountain, NC in 2019
Kings Mountain satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2016: 39 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2017: 57 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2018: 29 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2019: 36 buildings, average cost: $215,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Kings Mountain, NC residents
Average permit cost in Kings Mountain, NC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Kings Mountain, NC
Historical housing units in Kings Mountain, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +852 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in Kings Mountain, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.7%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Apparel (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.9%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Machinery (5.3%)
  • Chemicals (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Apparel (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Machinery (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Kings Mountain, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kings Mountain, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0702. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0702
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.13
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Kings Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 5% 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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from Kings Mountain center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 264.1 miles away from Kings Mountain center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.2 miles away from Kings Mountain center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 250.4 miles away from Kings Mountain center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 176.1 miles away from Kings Mountain center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cleveland County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kings Mountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kings Mountain:

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

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.

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

  • Cleveland Community College (about 9 miles; Shelby, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,541)
  • Gaston College (about 10 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 19 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Limestone College (about 22 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • Winthrop University (about 28 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 28 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 30 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)

Public high school in Kings Mountain:

Private high school in Kings Mountain:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 121, Location: 260 RANGE RD, Grades: PK-11)

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Cleveland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

LONG CREEK PRESBYTERIAN (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-12-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
VESTIBULE AME ZION CHURCH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-11-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • SHADY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COUNTRY TIME INN (Population served: 59, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JOHN H MOSS LAKE PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Kings Mountain:

Marital status in Kings Mountain, NC
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 35.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 21.9%

For population 25 years and over in Kings Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kings Mountain
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,997162
Mainline Protestant9,41148
Black Protestant5,29122
Catholic9912
Other9603
None37,627-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This 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.
North Carolina:

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

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cleveland County:

11.9%
State:

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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kings Mountain:

50.8%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.9%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Kings Mountain:

28.6
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kings Mountain:

10.5%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kings Mountain:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

56.0%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kings Mountain, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$110,971$44,3883$3,749
Other and Unallocable 18$52,673$35,1156$6,480
Water Supply 17$61,650$43,5180$0
Electric Power 15$82,526$66,0210$0
Firefighters 14$46,970$40,2604$1,970
Sewerage 13$43,483$40,1380$0
Solid Waste Management 12$28,094$28,0940$0
Streets and Highways 12$29,742$29,7422$3,296
Financial Administration 11$42,400$46,2551$987
Other Government Administration 10$41,567$49,8800$0
Gas Supply 9$48,425$64,5670$0
Police - Other 7$15,989$27,4103$2,234
Local Libraries 6$17,853$35,7064$1,393
Natural Resources 5$16,040$38,4960$0
Welfare 5$14,804$35,5302$1,951
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$12,677$50,7080$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,496$32,9761$800
Totals for Government 189$671,361$42,62626$22,861

Kings Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,901,000 ($173.10)
    Water Utilities: $1,901,000 ($173.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($2.19)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,311,000 ($1121.02)
    Gas Utilities: $4,353,000 ($396.38)
    Police Protection: $3,016,000 ($274.63)
    Sewerage: $2,138,000 ($194.68)
    Water Utilities: $1,791,000 ($163.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,644,000 ($149.70)
    Regular Highways: $1,367,000 ($124.48)
    Central Staff Services: $1,285,000 ($117.01)
    General - Other: $1,259,000 ($114.64)
    Liquor Stores: $1,234,000 ($112.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,064,000 ($96.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,007,000 ($91.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $899,000 ($81.86)
    Libraries: $686,000 ($62.47)
    Financial Administration: $644,000 ($58.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $272,000 ($24.77)
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000 ($13.57)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($1.46)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $141,000 ($12.84)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $197,000 ($17.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $698,000 ($63.56)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $759,000 ($69.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $691,000 ($62.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $483,000 ($43.98)
    Gas Utilities: $320,000 ($29.14)
    General - Other: $318,000 ($28.96)
    Sewerage: $237,000 ($21.58)
    Regular Highways: $194,000 ($17.67)
    Water Utilities: $189,000 ($17.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000 ($7.28)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($4.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($0.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $273,000 ($24.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $195,000 ($17.76)

Kings Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,019,000 ($274.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,203,000 ($109.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $414,000 ($37.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $140,000 ($12.75)
    Other: $26,000 ($2.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $365,000 ($33.24)
    Other: $145,000 ($13.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $254,000 ($23.13)
    Donations From Private Sources: $68,000 ($6.19)
    Sale of Property: $56,000 ($5.10)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,457,000 ($1316.43)
    Gas Utilities: $5,514,000 ($502.09)
    Water Utilities: $2,846,000 ($259.15)
    Liquor Stores: $1,405,000 ($127.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,702,000 ($154.98)
    Highways: $310,000 ($28.23)
    Other: $93,000 ($8.47)
    Public Welfare: $75,000 ($6.83)
  • Tax - Property: $6,146,000 ($559.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,879,000 ($171.10)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $188,000 ($17.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $132,000 ($12.02)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $53,000 ($4.83)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.09)

Kings Mountain government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,814,000 ($2805.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,668,000 ($2610.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,146,000 ($195.41)

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Gaston County, NC  1.36% ($30,428 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.43% ($30,238)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.38% ($39,836)


5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,202 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Gaston County, NC  1.40% ($36,426 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.42% ($37,154)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.38% ($40,883)
Businesses in Kings Mountain, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1Quality1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1The Room Place1
Hardee's1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
Kincaid1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
McDonald's2

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)
Kings Mountain fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Kings Mountain fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 79Number of bridges
  • 518ft / 158mTotal length
  • 1,083,670Total average daily traffic
  • 167,679Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Kings Mountain, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 201950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 391980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kings Mountain, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kings Mountain)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Kings Mountain, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kings Mountain)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22T (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550-K (315 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 496AL, N496AL, N-496AL, Serial Number: 1836, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 02/11/2019
    Registrant (Corporation): Riddley Retail Fixtures Inc, 119 Bess Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
  • Aircraft: NORMAN JAMES RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 555JN, N555JN, N-555JN, Serial Number: 24255, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 12/18/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 08/13/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Cajan LLC, 200 Bethlehem Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RX 8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 91265, N91265, N-91265, Serial Number: RX8-3180, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 02/05/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Brandon B Kee, 106 Bottom Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9545A, N9545A, N-9545A, Serial Number: 19388, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 06/27/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Michael E Bramlet, Po Box 486, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
  • Aircraft: M-SQUARED AIRCRAFT SPORT 1000 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 618 (75 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7077U, N7077U, N-7077U, Serial Number: 000603, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 10/02/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Howard Vernon Goodrich, 109 Heritage Dr, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/16/2018
  • Aircraft: ALLRED STEPHEN M PHANTOM (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503ULDCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 620KS, N620KS, N-620KS, Serial Number: 445, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 08/29/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 06/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen M Allred, 815 Bell Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/31/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 94. The highest number of fire incidents - 154 took place in 2016, and the least - 30 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Kings Mountain, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.3%), and Outside Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kings Mountain, NC
    • 69543.3%Structure Fires
    • 52932.9%Outside Fires
    • 25615.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1267.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kings Mountain, NC

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

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 100 Woodlake Pkwy, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086 , Phone: (704) 734-0014, Fax: (704) 739-8052
  • Best Western First Victory Inn, 728 York Rd, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086 , Phone: (704) 739-2544, Fax: (704) 730-7030
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kings Mountain, NC
  • 49.5%Utility gas
  • 48.0%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kings Mountain, NC
  • 77.0%Electricity
  • 20.1%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Kings Mountain compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Kings Mountain on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • John E. Sholes (4)
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  • B. Troy Dover (3)
  • Mitchell O. Miller (2)
  • Stanley E. Dettloff (2)
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  • John Edward Sholes, Jr. (2)
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Total of 55 patent applications in 2008-2022.