Boiling Springs, North Carolina

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Boiling Springs is a town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 3,866. It is home to Gardner-Webb University. The Broad River runs along the south of the township, where the Broad River Greenway is located, providing recreational facilities, activities and trails. The town is named after the natural springs that are found on University property and which feed a small on-campus lake. It is on the outskirts of Shelby and only several miles from the North Carolina and South Carolina state boundary. Charlotte, about 32 miles east, is the largest nearby city.



Boiling Springs is located at 35°15′6″N 81°39′51″W / 35.25167°N 81.66417°W / 35.25167; -81.66417 (35.251752, -81.664288)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,866 people, 1,117 households, and 832 families residing in the town. The population density was 891.7 people per square mile (343.9/km²). There were 1,184 housing units at an average density of 273.1/sq mi (105.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.29% White, 8.67% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 1,117 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

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