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Cleveland County, North Carolina
Seal of Cleveland County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cleveland County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat Shelby
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

469 sq mi (1,215 km²)

4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.85%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

96,287
207/sq mi (80/km²)
Founded 1841
Website www.clevelandcounty.com

Cleveland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 96,287. Its county seat is Shelby[1].

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Lincoln County and Rutherford County. It was named for Benjamin Cleveland, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who took part in the Battle of King's Mountain.

Law and government

Cleveland County is a member of the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission regional council of governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 469 square miles (1,214 km²), of which, 465 square miles (1,203 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.85%) is water.

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Townships

The county is divided into eleven townships, which are both numbered and named: 1 (River), 2 (Boiling Springs), 3 (Rippy), 4 (Kings Mountain), 5 (Warlick), 6 (Shelby), 7 (Sandy Run), 8 (Polkville), 9 (Double Shoals), 10 (Knob Creek), and 11 (Casar).

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 96,287 people, 37,046 households, and 27,006 families residing in the county. The population density was 207 people per square mile (80/km²). There were 40,317 housing units at an average density of 87 per square mile (34/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.81% White, 20.93% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 37,046 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 13.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,283, and the median income for a family was $41,733. Males had a median income of $30,882 versus $21,995 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,395. About 10.10% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

Local Schools

Cities and towns

Map of Cleveland County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Important People from Cleveland County

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Bill Champion's career statistics". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/champbi01.shtml. Retrieved 2009-03-29.  
  4. ^ "About Kay Hagan". United States Senate. http://hagan.senate.gov/?p=biography. Retrieved 2009-05-12.  
  5. ^ "Tom Wright's career statistics". retrosheet.org. http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/W/Pwrigt101.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-08.  

External links

Coordinates: 35°20′N 81°34′W / 35.34°N 81.56°W / 35.34; -81.56


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Cleveland County, North Carolina
File:Cleveland County nc seal.gif
Map
File:Map of North Carolina highlighting Cleveland County.png
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1841
Seat Shelby
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.85%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

96287
Website: www.co.cleveland.nc.us

Cleveland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 96,287. Its county seat is Shelby6.

Contents

History

The county was formed as Cleveland County in 1841 from parts of Lincoln County and Rutherford County. It was named for Benjamin Cleveland, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who took part in the Battle of King's Mountain. The present spelling was adopted in 1887.

Law and government

Cleveland County is a member of the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission regional council of governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,214 km² (469 sq mi). 1,203 km² (465 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.85%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into eleven townships, which are both numbered and named: 1 (River), 2 (Boiling Springs), 3 (Rippy), 4 (Kings Mountain), 5 (Warlick), 6 (Shelby), 7 (Sandy Run), 8 (Polkville), 9 (Double Shoals), 10 (Knob Creek), and 11 (Casar).

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 96,287 people, 37,046 households, and 27,006 families residing in the county. The population density was 80/km² (207/sq mi). There were 40,317 housing units at an average density of 34/km² (87/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 76.81% White, 20.93% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 37,046 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 13.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,283, and the median income for a family was $41,733. Males had a median income of $30,882 versus $21,995 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,395. About 10.10% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Cleveland County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

External links



Coordinates: 35°20′N 81°34′W / 35.34, -81.56

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