Cleveland, North Carolina

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For the settlement in Johnston County, see Cleveland, Johnston County, North Carolina. For the county, see Cleveland County, North Carolina.
Cleveland, North Carolina
Location of Cleveland, North Carolina
Location of Cleveland, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°43′52″N 80°40′44″W / 35.73111°N 80.67889°W / 35.73111; -80.67889Coordinates: 35°43′52″N 80°40′44″W / 35.73111°N 80.67889°W / 35.73111; -80.67889
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Rowan
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 871
 • Density 580.7/sq mi (223.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27013
Area code(s) 704, 980
FIPS code 37-13000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1019695[2]

Cleveland is a town in the Cleveland Township of Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 871 at the 2010 census.

It is named after Cleveland, England, but it is rumored that the town is actually named after Grover Cleveland after he visited the town during his presidential campaign.


Cleveland is located at 35°43′52″N 80°40′44″W / 35.73111°N 80.67889°W / 35.73111; -80.67889 (35.731021, -80.678963).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2010, there were 871 people, 328 households, and 236 families residing in the town. The population density was 580.7 people per square mile (223.3/km²). There were 377 housing units at an average density of 251.3 per square mile (96.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.9% White, 24.1% African American, 5.4% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.

There were 328 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.8 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,474, and the median income for a family was $58,000. Males had a median income of $51,000 versus $29,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,506. About 13.1% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

Town Twinning[edit]

Since February 8, 2008, Cleveland has been twinned with Killyleagh, Northern Ireland.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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