B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$694
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Kings Mountain Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    207
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    75
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    949
    525
  • Theft
    1,992
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,939
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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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!
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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.
It is an excellent community with lots of community activities and good schools. There are excellent small businesses that need support to grow. There is a great sense of community with the schools, businesses, and local government. I have always had a great experience no matter what the circumstances.