- Kings Mountain, North Carolina
official_name = Kings Mountain, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Kings Mountain, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = flagicon|USA
subdivision_name1 = flagicon|North Carolina
subdivision_name2 = Cleveland, Gaston
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 21.1
area_land_km2 = 21.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 8.2
area_land_sq_mi = 8.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 9693
population_density_km2 = 458.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1187.1
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 307
elevation_ft = 1007
latd = 35 |latm = 14 |lats = 39 |latNS = N
longd = 81 |longm = 20 |longs = 33 |longEW = W
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 coor dms|35|14|39|N|81|20|33|W|city (35.244105, -81.342544).GR|1
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
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,693 people, 3,821 households, and 2,674 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 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.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,415, and the median income for a family was $39,137. Males had a median income of $32,444 versus $22,201 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $15,920. About 13.4% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and 20.7% of those age 65 or over.
The city is home to Parker Hannifin's Gear Pump Division.
Kevin Mack, NFLRunning Back
Jimmy Wayne, Country Musician
*John Henry Moss 'Mr. Baseball'
*Ritchie Ramone, Film Director
*Scotty Machon, Musician/Singer
*Tony Hale, World renowned entrepreneur
*Roger McClain, Lenoir Rhyne University Football Player
*James Dorn, Entrepreneur
*Austin Gilbert, Actor/Comedian
*Tyler Spain, Taxidermist
*Amber Hyder, Nurse
Kings Mountain National Military Park
*American Revolutionary War, Battle of Kings Mountain
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