Kings Mountain, North Carolina

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Kings Mountain is a city in Cleveland and Gaston counties, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,693 at the 2000 census.

Originally the settlement was called White Plains, but when the city was incorporated in 1874, the name was changed. It was decided that Kings Mountain would be a more appropriate name since the community was the closest town to the historic Battle of Kings Mountain.



Kings Mountain is located at 35°14′39″N 81°20′33″W / 35.24417°N 81.3425°W / 35.24417; -81.3425 (35.244105, -81.342544).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.2 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,693 people, 3,821 households, and 2,674 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,187.1 people per square mile (458.1/km²). There were 4,064 housing units at an average density of 497.7/sq mi (192.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.85% White, 21.55% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 3,821 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.

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