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Cleveland County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2017: 97,334 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 96,287 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,570
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,930
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 27,003
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,055 (it was 10,043 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 465 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 209 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cleveland County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (15.7%), Retail trade (12.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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  • Races in Cleveland County, NC (2017)
    • 72,07274.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 20,52821.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,3833.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,3801.4%Two or more races
    • 1,0211.1%Asian alone
    • 1970.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1250.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.9 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Males: 46,613  (47.9%)
Females: 50,721  (52.1%)
Average household size:
Cleveland County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,205 ($35,283 in 1999)
This county:

$37,205
North Carolina:

$52,752

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $510 (lower quartile is $401, upper quartile is $621)
This county:

$510
State:

$698


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,500 (it was $77,600 in 2000)
Cleveland:

$112,500
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,500 - $172,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $977
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

Institutionalized population: 438

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 34
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 559
  • Thefts: 912
  • Auto thefts: 117
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 303 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 1998: 384 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 1999: 367 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2000: 352 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2001: 330 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2002: 316 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2003: 377 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2004: 370 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2005: 378 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2006: 319 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2007: 290 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2008: 180 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2009: 115 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2010: 80 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2011: 95 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2012: 90 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2013: 100 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2014: 68 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2015: 58 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2016: 122 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2017: 170 buildings, average cost: $165,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Cleveland, NC residents
Average permit cost in Cleveland, NC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,154 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $863 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Cleveland, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cleveland, NC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cleveland, NC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.9%
Cleveland County:

18.9%
North Carolina:

14.7%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.4% for American Indian residents, 19.6% for other race residents, 35.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.9 years old
(Males: 41.5 years old, Females: 42.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.8 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 45.9 years old, Asian residents: 37.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.8 years old, Other race residents: 36.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cleveland County is $495 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $595 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $784 a month.

Cities in this county include: Shelby, Kings Mountain, Boiling Springs, Belwood, Kingstown, Light Oak, Grover, Lawndale, Patterson Springs, Fallston.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cleveland County: Dunn Plaza (A), Northington Lock and Dam (B), Crusader Camp (C), Dushee Shaw Halfway House (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Grove Park Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cleveland County include: Grove Church (A), Harmony Church (B), Hillmons Grove Church (C), Hodges Chapel (D), Holly Springs Church (E), Johnsonville Church (F), Jonesboro Church (G), Anderson Church (H), Anderson Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Darroch Cemetery (1), Devotional Gardens (2), Black Cemetery (3), Green Cemetery (4), Westview Memorial Gardens (5), McArtan Cemetery (6), Old Bethel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Huckleberry Pond (A), Duck Pond (B), Wests Pond (C), Popes Lake (D), Jernigans Pond (E), Buffalo Lakes (F), Lake Holton (G), Long Valley Farm Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fish Creek (A), Buies Creek (B), Fairy Fair (C), Duck Pond Branch (D), Dry Branch (E), Deer Branch (F), Cypress Creek (G), Coopers Branch (H), Cedar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cleveland County: Raven Rock State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Blount County, Tennessee , Jackson County , Sequoyah County, Oklahoma , Polk County, Tennessee , Yell County, Arkansas , Van Buren County, Tennessee , White County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
North Carolina:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Cleveland, NC
County total employment by year in Cleveland, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Cleveland, NC

Current college students: 4,276
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,378 (41.5% naturalized citizens)

Cleveland County:

2.4%
Whole state:

8.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6402010 or later
  • 7052000 to 2009
  • 5231990 to 1999
  • 3761980 to 1989
  • 2921970 to 1979
  • 203Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.2%

Cleveland County marital status for males Cleveland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,924
  • One, attached: 77
  • Two: 1,020
  • 3 or 4: 1,310
  • 5 to 9: 709
  • 10 to 19: 727
  • 20 to 49: 513
  • 50 or more: 215
  • Mobile homes: 8,029
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Cleveland County with a mortgage: 13,835 (185 second mortgage, 1,373 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,860

Here:

52.0% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cleveland County

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-
Cleveland County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Cleveland County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cleveland County:

11.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Cleveland County:

29.7%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Cleveland County:

Average size of farms: 104 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,072
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $331.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,318
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.63%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,676
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.14
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.90%
Corn for grain: 825 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4886 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2660 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7050 harvested acres
Vegetables: 454 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 246 acres

Tornado activity:

Cleveland County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 2017753.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 63 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/23/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cleveland County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 113.4 miles away from Cleveland County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 140.9 miles away from the county 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 240.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 239.2 miles away from Cleveland County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-844: September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: 844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina TORNADOES, Incident Period: May 05, 1989 to May 06, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-827: May 17, 1989, FEMA Id: 827, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • North Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3049: August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: 3049, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • North Carolina Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3033: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3033, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought

The number of natural disasters in Cleveland County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cleveland

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,720 (85.0%)
  • Carpooled: 3,196 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 50 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 162 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 758 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,100 (3.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (29%)
  • Laos (6%)
  • Cuba (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Iraq (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Other Central America (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cleveland County


  • American (40%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cleveland County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,081 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 745 people in nursing homes
  • 150 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 129 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 123 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 96 people in state prisons
  • 51 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 45 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 45 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Cleveland County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,236 people in college/university student housing
  • 225 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 191 people in state prisons
  • 147 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 104 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 73 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 3 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,567.

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
3.34% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($20,869 average AGI)
1.99% relocated from other states ($15,348 average AGI)
Cleveland County:

1.99%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.27% ($33,348)
from Cherokee County, SC  0.18% ($29,230)
from York County, SC  0.13% ($48,791)
from Catawba County, NC  0.10% ($20,412)


5.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.27% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($26,513 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($13,689 average AGI)
Cleveland County:

1.73%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Cherokee County, SC  0.23% ($32,436)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.16% ($31,804)
to York County, SC  0.14% ($36,708)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.13% ($25,047)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Cleveland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Cleveland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cleveland County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cleveland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cleveland County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cleveland County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cleveland County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cleveland County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cleveland County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,607 (14,147 aged, 4,460 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,272 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cleveland County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,278)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,143)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,037)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (638)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (628)
  • Unspecified dementia (592)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (567)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (370)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (367)
  • Congestive heart failure (330)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,200
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 385
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,283

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,193
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,089
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 138.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 116.0
  • Other - 22.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 145.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 92.5
  • Poisoning - 32.3
  • Other - 20.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 97,334
  • In family households: 79,234 (14,529 male householders, 10,577 female householders)
    17,265 spouses, 26,283 children (24,611 natural, 679 adopted, 993 stepchildren), 4,765 grandchildren, 958 brothers or sisters, 671 parents, 2,387 other relatives, 1,799 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,510 (6,361 male householders (5,142 living alone)), 8,142 female householders (7,464 living alone)), 2,007 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,590

Size of family households: 11,958 2-persons, 5,836 3-persons, 3,455 4-persons, 2,391 5-persons, 1,167 6-persons, 299 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,606 1-person, 1,767 2-persons, 130 3-persons.

11,300 married couples with children.
6,647 single-parent households (2,216 men, 4,431 women).

95.4% of residents of Cleveland speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $517,360,000 ($5,265 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,695,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $256,824,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $107,644,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,223,000
Federal grants: $128,087,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,336,000 ($7,035,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,246,000 ($586,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $382,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,134,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,029,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,592
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,319
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +450
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +414
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cleveland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.77 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • 4522014 or later
  • 1,2252010 to 2013
  • 4,4782000 to 2009
  • 7,3171990 to 1999
  • 7,0691980 to 1989
  • 7,1571970 to 1979
  • 6,5931960 to 1969
  • 3,6311950 to 1959
  • 2,9761940 to 1949
  • 2,6491939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cleveland County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • 551 room
  • 272 rooms
  • 3443 rooms
  • 2,7484 rooms
  • 7,1905 rooms
  • 7,3626 rooms
  • 3,9357 rooms
  • 1,8988 rooms
  • 3,1369+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • 4311 room
  • 1472 rooms
  • 1,6453 rooms
  • 3,2624 rooms
  • 4,3415 rooms
  • 1,3436 rooms
  • 9227 rooms
  • 4098 rooms
  • 4149+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cleveland County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • 55no bedroom
  • 4711 bedroom
  • 5,1822 bedrooms
  • 15,5593 bedrooms
  • 4,7604 bedrooms
  • 6685+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cleveland County, North Carolina
  • 431no bedroom
  • 1,8611 bedroom
  • 6,1502 bedrooms
  • 3,6333 bedrooms
  • 7084 bedrooms
  • 1315+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cleveland County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cleveland County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cleveland County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 568no vehicle
  • 8,5651 vehicle
  • 10,1332 vehicles
  • 4,3303 vehicles
  • 1,9684 vehicles
  • 1,1315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cleveland County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cleveland County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,090no vehicle
  • 6,0871 vehicle
  • 3,2282 vehicles
  • 1,2463 vehicles
  • 1464 vehicles
  • 1175+ vehicles

89.9% of Cleveland County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in North Carolina.

Cleveland County:

89.9%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 70,179
  • Other state: 24,169
  • Northeast: 4,896
  • Midwest: 6,075
  • South: 11,677
  • West: 1,521
Year householders moved into unit in Cleveland County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cleveland County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.1%Electricity
  • 16.3%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 77.4%Electricity
  • 15.3%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,267
Here:

13.3%
North Carolina:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 443
Here:

7.4%
North Carolina:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 882
Here:

17.6%
North Carolina:

17.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cleveland County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $16,440,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,747,000
    Hospital Public: $2,313,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,229,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,175,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,556,000
    Other: $1,405,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $530,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $219,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $29,000
  • Construction - Public Welfare - Other: $6,268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,555,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,410,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,644,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,424,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $139,757,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,490,000
    Police Protection: $16,282,000
    Health - Other: $12,589,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,395,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,678,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,440,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,421,000
    General - Other: $3,918,000
    Financial Administration: $2,067,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,826,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,653,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,448,000
    Libraries: $1,120,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $450,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $291,000
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $18,449,000
    Education: $8,511,000
    Other: $1,575,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,024,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,349,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $943,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $646,000
    Other: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,480,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,125,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,365,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,185,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,648,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,143,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $463,000
    Interest Earnings: $420,000
    Sale of Property: $415,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $13,606,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,821,000
    Police Protection: $1,175,000
    Housing and Community Development: $746,000
    Health - Other: $225,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    General Public Building: $139,000
    Libraries: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,586,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,170,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $124,160,000
    Public Welfare: $2,840,000
    Other: $2,729,000
    Health and Hospitals: $778,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,146,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,882,000
    Other License: $1,113,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $881,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $253,232,000

Cleveland County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $16,440,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,747,000
    Hospital Public: $2,313,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,229,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,175,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,556,000
    Other: $1,405,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $530,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $219,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $29,000
  • Construction - Public Welfare - Other: $6,268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,555,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,410,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,644,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,424,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $139,757,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,490,000
    Police Protection: $16,282,000
    Health - Other: $12,589,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,395,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,678,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,440,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,421,000
    General - Other: $3,918,000
    Financial Administration: $2,067,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,826,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,653,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,448,000
    Libraries: $1,120,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $450,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $291,000
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $18,449,000
    Education: $8,511,000
    Other: $1,575,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,024,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,349,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $943,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $646,000
    Other: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,480,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,125,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,365,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,185,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,648,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,143,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $463,000
    Interest Earnings: $420,000
    Sale of Property: $415,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $13,606,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,821,000
    Police Protection: $1,175,000
    Housing and Community Development: $746,000
    Health - Other: $225,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    General Public Building: $139,000
    Libraries: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,586,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,170,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $124,160,000
    Public Welfare: $2,840,000
    Other: $2,729,000
    Health and Hospitals: $778,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,146,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,882,000
    Other License: $1,113,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $881,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $253,232,000

Cleveland County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $16,440,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,747,000
    Hospital Public: $2,313,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,229,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,175,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,556,000
    Other: $1,405,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $530,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $219,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $29,000
  • Construction - Public Welfare - Other: $6,268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,555,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,410,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,644,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,424,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $139,757,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,490,000
    Police Protection: $16,282,000
    Health - Other: $12,589,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,395,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,678,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,440,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,421,000
    General - Other: $3,918,000
    Financial Administration: $2,067,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,826,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,653,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,448,000
    Libraries: $1,120,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $450,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $291,000
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $18,449,000
    Education: $8,511,000
    Other: $1,575,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,024,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,349,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $943,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $646,000
    Other: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,480,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,125,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,365,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,185,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,648,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,143,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $463,000
    Interest Earnings: $420,000
    Sale of Property: $415,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $13,606,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,821,000
    Police Protection: $1,175,000
    Housing and Community Development: $746,000
    Health - Other: $225,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    General Public Building: $139,000
    Libraries: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,586,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,170,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $124,160,000
    Public Welfare: $2,840,000
    Other: $2,729,000
    Health and Hospitals: $778,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,146,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,882,000
    Other License: $1,113,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $881,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $253,232,000

Cleveland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $16,440,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,747,000
    Hospital Public: $2,313,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,229,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,175,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,556,000
    Other: $1,405,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $530,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $219,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $29,000
  • Construction - Public Welfare - Other: $6,268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,555,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,410,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,644,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,424,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $139,757,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,490,000
    Police Protection: $16,282,000
    Health - Other: $12,589,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,395,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,678,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,440,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,421,000
    General - Other: $3,918,000
    Financial Administration: $2,067,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,826,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,653,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,448,000
    Libraries: $1,120,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $458,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $450,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $291,000
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $18,449,000
    Education: $8,511,000
    Other: $1,575,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,024,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,349,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $943,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $646,000
    Other: $63,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,480,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,125,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,365,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,185,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,648,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,143,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $463,000
    Interest Earnings: $420,000
    Sale of Property: $415,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $13,606,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,821,000
    Police Protection: $1,175,000
    Housing and Community Development: $746,000
    Health - Other: $225,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    General Public Building: $139,000
    Libraries: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $53,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,586,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,170,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $124,160,000
    Public Welfare: $2,840,000
    Other: $2,729,000
    Health and Hospitals: $778,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,146,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,882,000
    Other License: $1,113,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $881,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $253,232,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,776
  • Number of aged recipients: 267
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,509
  • Number of recipients under 18: 489
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,757
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 530
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,104
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,186
Most common first names in Cleveland County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James79070.6 years
John71973.7 years
William68971.7 years
Mary64777.2 years
Robert47670.1 years
Charles35069.0 years
George29472.8 years
Annie24779.3 years
Thomas24671.4 years
Ruth22678.0 years
Most common last names in Cleveland County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hamrick38477.1 years
Smith36573.8 years
Bridges31375.1 years
Wright27275.8 years
Blanton27176.7 years
Wilson26974.7 years
Davis24472.9 years
Jones22674.5 years
Greene22375.2 years
Williams21372.1 years
Businesses in Cleveland County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza2
AmericInn1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's3
AutoZone1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike8
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS2OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A3Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1RadioShack2
Curves2Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx3Subway5
Ford1Super 81
GNC2T-Mobile4
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill3Tire Kingdom1
H&R Block2True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul5
Holiday Inn1UPS8
Honda1Vans1
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
Jack In The Box1Waffle House1
Jimmy John's1Walgreens2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC3Wendy's1
Kincaid1YMCA4
Kmart1

Cleveland County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"