Kings Mountain, North Carolina Population 2024

12,204

Kings Mountain is a city located in Cleveland County and Gaston County North Carolina. Kings Mountain has a 2024 population of 12,204. Kings Mountain is currently growing at a rate of 2.37% annually and its population has increased by 9.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,185 in 2020.

The average household income in Kings Mountain is $64,844 with a poverty rate of 26.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kings Mountain is 41.5 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Kings Mountain Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kings Mountain was:

  • White: 68.12%
  • Black or African American: 25.85%
  • Two or more races: 2.82%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
13.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
909.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.11% (1,019)
The current population of Kings Mountain, North Carolina is 12,204 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,185.

Kings Mountain, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,66168.12%
Black or African American2,90725.85%
Two or more races3172.82%
Asian2522.24%
Other race1090.97%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kings Mountain Population by Race

Kings Mountain Population Pyramid 2024

Kings Mountain Median Age

41.5

Total

40.4

Male

43.7

Female

Kings Mountain Adults

There are 8,523 adults, (2,072 of whom are seniors) in Kings Mountain.

Kings Mountain Age Dependency

74.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kings Mountain Sex Ratio

Female5,96753.06%
Male5,27946.94%

Kings Mountain Population by Age

Kings Mountain Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1842.6562.537.5
Non Family1,5761.1952.947.1
Married1,2813.2384.515.5
Female8823.8436.663.4
Male4453.8183.816.2
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3.37

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kings Mountain Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kings Mountain Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kings Mountain Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 57.95%.

Kings Mountain Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,725

Average Earnings

$39,724

Average Male

$36,765

Average Female

Kings Mountain Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kings Mountain Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kings Mountain Language

95.86% of Kings Mountain residents speak only English, while 4.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.4% of the population.

Kings Mountain Language

Kings Mountain Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,3801,43119.39%
Black2,8791,31745.75%
Multiple31711937.54%
Other1021413.73%
Hispanic228146.14%
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26.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.03%

Male Poverty Rate

27.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kings Mountain

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kings Mountain is Black, with 45.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kings Mountain is Hispanic, with 6.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.88%.

Kings Mountain Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.52%
Some College19.32%
High School18.43%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%
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Kings Mountain Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed90.12%
Male Unemployed32.81%
Male Employed7.87%
Female Employed5.73%
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Kings Mountain Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kings Mountain Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kings Mountain Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Kings Mountain Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kings Mountain Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Kings Mountain Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kings Mountain Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

692

Number of Veterans

666

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Kings Mountain Veterans by War

count

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Kings Mountain Veterans by Age

count

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Kings Mountain Veterans by Race

Kings Mountain Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kings Mountain Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kings Mountain Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kings Mountain Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kings Mountain Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.11%

Born in Kings Mountain

97%

Native Born

3%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

2.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97% of Kings Mountain residents were born in the United States, with 72.11% having been born in North Carolina. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kings Mountain Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,6192832.12%
202813,3362832.17%
202713,0532832.22%
202612,7702832.27%
202512,4872832.32%
202412,2042832.37%
202311,9212832.43%
202211,6382832.49%
202111,3551701.52%
202011,1852021.84%
201910,983550.5%
201810,9281241.15%
201710,804680.63%
201610,736150.14%
201510,7211030.97%
201410,618-3-0.03%
201310,621-29-0.27%
201210,650-10-0.09%
201110,660-31-0.29%
201010,69199810.3%
20009,69393010.61%
19908,763-317-3.49%
19809,0806157.27%
19708,4654575.71%
19608,00880211.13%
19507,20665910.07%
19406,54791516.25%
19305,6322,832101.14%
19202,800
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Kings Mountain Population by Year