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Population (year 2000): 9,693. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,862 (+12.1% change)
Males: 4,479 (46.2%), Females: 5,214 (53.8%)

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Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $31,415 (year 2000)
Median house value: $79,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Kings Mountain:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.2%)
  • Black (21.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Other Asian (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (19.1%), English (8.1%), German (7.3%), Irish (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Dutch (1.6%).Mountain, North Carolina

Elevation: 1003 feet

Land area: 8.2 square miles

Kings

For population 25 years and over in Kings Mountain

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kings Mountain city

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

1.6% Foreign born

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (11.2 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (35.4 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (538.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: City, NC (5.0 miles Bessemer NC Grover, (8.8 miles Gastonia, NC (9.6 miles South Oak, NC (9.7 miles Light NC (9.8 miles Cherryville, NC (10.1 miles Waco, NC Gastonia, (11.2 miles Springs, NC (12.1 miles Patterson


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 58 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 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

Latitude: 35.24 N, Longitude: 81.34 W

Area code: 704


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (41.8%), Educational,health and social services (15.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +590 (+6.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,145 (28.6%)

Crime in Kings Mountain (2001):
  • 4 murders (40.6 per 100,000)
  • 9 rapes (91.3 per 100,000)
  • 34 robberies (344.9 per 100,000)
  • 107 assaults (1085.4 per 100,000)
  • 221 burglaries (2241.8 per 100,000)
  • 781 thefts (7922.5 per 100,000)
  • 20 auto thefts (202.9 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 902.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Kings Mountain (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (20.0 per 100,000)
  • 25 robberies (249.5 per 100,000)
  • 32 assaults (319.4 per 100,000)
  • 181 burglaries (1806.6 per 100,000)
  • 752 thefts (7505.7 per 100,000)
  • 5 auto thefts (49.9 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 596.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kings

Kings Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.6 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 4 tornado 32.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Kings Mountain:
  • KINGS MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL INC (706 W KING ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kings Mountain:
  • GASTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; GASTONIA, NC)
  • CLEVELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; SHELBY, NC)
  • LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kings Mountain:
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 29 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 34 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 66 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kings Mountain:
  • GASTONIA MUNI (about 15 miles; GASTONIA, NC; ID: AKH)
  • SHELBY MUNI (about 18 miles; SHELBY, NC; ID: EHO)
  • LINCOLNTON-LINCOLN COUNTY RGNL (about 21 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC; ID: IPJ)

Amtrak station near Kings Mountain:
  • 13 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.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 13 $19,036 $17,571 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,407 $26,442 2 $337
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $10,373 $41,492 0 $0
Firefighters 7 $22,610 $38,760 25 $4,442
Local Libraries 6 $12,946 $25,892 2 $1,462
Water Supply 4 $15,222 $45,666 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 33 $82,295 $29,925 2 $1,555
Police - Other 7 $13,739 $23,552 5 $603
Police Protection - Officers 28 $71,333 $30,571 8 $3,623
Other Government Administration 3 $12,087 $48,348 8 $4,200
Electric Power 13 $51,709 $47,731 0 $0
Financial Administration 10 $25,365 $30,438 0 $0
Streets and Highways 17 $31,140 $21,981 0 $0
Welfare 5 $9,903 $23,767 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 10 $23,142 $27,770 0 $0
Gas Supply 8 $21,144 $31,716 0 $0
Totals for Government 169 $426,451 $30,280 52 $16,222
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kings Mountain:
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 13 miles; DALLAS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,473)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; HICKORY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 33 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 2,221)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 43 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
Public high school in Kings Mountain:
  • KINGS MOUNTAIN HIGH (Students: 1,270; Location: 500 PHIFER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Kings Mountain:
  • KINGS MOUNTAIN MIDDLE (Students: 791; Location: 1000 PHIFER ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • KINGS MOUNTAIN INTERMEDIATE (Students: 752; Location: 227 KINGS MOUNTAIN BOULEVARD; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • BETHWARE ELEMENTARY (Students: 527; Location: 115 BETHWARE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 298; Location: 500 W MOUNTAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 296; Location: 900 N RAMSEUR STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY (Students: 254; Location: 600 CLEVELAND AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • DAVIDSON SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 500 W PARKER STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
Library in Kings Mountain:
  • JACOB MAUNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $297,081; Location: 100 SOUTH PIEDMONT AVENUE; 47,005 books; 2,011 audio materials; 2,234 video materials; 45 serial subscriptions)
 

Kings Mountain compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • 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.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Kings Mountain:
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • 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)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, 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)

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