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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
About Kings Mountain...
Population
11,053

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$751
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    74
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    631
    500
  • Theft
    2,077
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,023
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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I love my hometown! It is small and friendly. There is great history attached to my hometown. You see, my hometown played a very important part in the American Revoluntionary War. It was a pivotal point in the war. My small hometown is a place that most people know each other or someone in their family. Plus we all pull together as one when we need to. It is such a great communinty to live in. If you need help, all you have to do is reach out and there is always someone there to help. I can't say enough about my hometown. If you are interested in history, my hometown of Kings Mountain, NC, you would find some very interesting things if you were ever able to visit. There are so many historical points that I can make but just come and find out for yourself.
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Kings Mountain is a beautiful historic town going through constant development, with the intent of keeping the "small-town" feel. Newcomers rave about how nice it's inhabitants are. It's public school system is one of the best in the nation. The commute to and fro work is very reasonable because of the fact that it is right in the middle between Charlotte and Shelby, two larger populated areas. I love this town!
It is the perfect small town! There are lots of activities. The down town area is full of shops, restaurants, and salons. It is quiet, and calm here. There are great schools for kids all ages. If you are looking to move away from the big city life, while still having easy access to it this is the place for you.