Cleveland County , North Carolina

Cleveland County: County in North Carolina, United States

Cleveland County locator map
Location of Cleveland County on North Carolina map.

About

Cleveland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,078 and a population density of 81 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 99,035 inhabitants. Its county seat is Shelby. The county was created 180 years ago in 1840.

Old Cleveland County Courthouse 2009 image
Old Cleveland County Courthouse 2009
Old Cleveland County Courthouse 2009 image

Geography

Cleveland County is located at 35°20'3"N 81°33'20"W (35.3341100, -81.5556100). It has 5 neighbors: Burke County, Gaston County, Rutherford County, Cherokee County and York County.

Cleveland County map

The largest city of Cleveland County is Shelby with a population of 20,145. Other cities include, Elizabeth City population 17,751, Archdale population 11,560, Kings Mountain population 11,118 and Boiling Springs population 4,674. See all Cleveland County cities & populated places.

Weather

Cleveland County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 77. more

Cleveland County Quick Facts

Population : 99,035 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Cleveland County, Cleveland County
Area : 1214 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Easternmost point : Point(-81.3209 35.2609)
Northernmost point : Point(-81.6962 35.5765)
Named for : Benjamin Cleveland
Capital : Shelby
Establishment : January 01, 1841
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:54:23 (24th October 2021)
Density : 82 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.97% (2010-2020)
Weather : 77℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Cleveland County has 5 neighbours.

  • Shelby
  • Boiling Springs
  • Polkville
  • Casar
  • Fallston
  • Patterson Springs
  • Kingstown
  • Waco
  • Mooresboro
  • Lattimore
  • Earl
  • Belwood
  • Lawndale
  • Grover
  • Kings Mountain

Demographics

The population of Cleveland County increased by 0.97% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 98,078 - census
2011 97,442 -0.65% estimation process
2012 97,317 -0.13% estimation process
2013 96,873 -0.46% estimation process
2014 97,009 0.14% estimation process
2015 96,850 -0.16% estimation process
2016 96,960 0.11% estimation process
2017 97,134 0.18% estimation process
2018 97,519 0.39% estimation process
2019 97,947 0.44% estimation process
2020 99,035 1.1% estimation process

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People born in Cleveland County (2)

People born in Cleveland County, including musician Earl Scruggs, admiral Virgil L. Hill, Jr., you can see a list of people who born in Cleveland County.

Other places with the same name (3)

Cleveland County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cleveland County.

City Name Population Title
Shelby 20,145 City in and the county seat of Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States
Elizabeth City 17,751 City in Pasquotank County and Camden County in the State of North Carolina
Archdale 11,560 City in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States
Kings Mountain 11,118 City in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States of America
Boiling Springs 4,674 City in North Carolina, USA
Belwood 963 City in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Grover 709 City in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Light Oak 691 Township in Cleveland County, North Carolina
Kingstown 682 Town in North Carolina, United States
Patterson Springs 628 City in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Fallston 610 City in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Lawndale 589 City in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Polkville 552 Human settlement in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Lattimore 454 Human settlement in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Dover 384 Town in Craven County, North Carolina, United States
Waco 319 Human settlement in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Wake County 1,132,271 County in North Carolina, United States
Mecklenburg County 1,128,945 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 900,350 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 540,521 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 383,843 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 336,364 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 285,897 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 263,477 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 244,562 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 236,613 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 226,568 County in North Carolina, United States