Fallston, North Carolina

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Fallston, North Carolina
Location of Fallston, North Carolina
Location of Fallston, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°25′39″N 81°30′6″W / 35.42750°N 81.50167°W / 35.42750; -81.50167Coordinates: 35°25′39″N 81°30′6″W / 35.42750°N 81.50167°W / 35.42750; -81.50167
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cleveland
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 607
 • Density 277.2/sq mi (107.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28042
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-22720[1]
GNIS feature ID 1020213[2]

Fallston is a hamlet in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 607 at the 2010 census.


Fallston is located at 35°25′39″N 81°30′6″W / 35.42750°N 81.50167°W / 35.42750; -81.50167 (35.427407, -81.501802).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 603 people, 230 households, and 180 families residing in the town. The population density was 277.2 people per square mile (106.8/km²). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 116.8 per square mile (45.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.19% White, 2.99% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.66% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 230 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $41,042. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $25,139 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,415. About 13.1% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.