Belwood, NC

Belwood, situated in Cleveland County, is a small town made up of 12.31 square miles...

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The median resident age in Belwood is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $10,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Belwood is about $84,000 (2013) which is $71,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $520 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Belwood is 80% White, 18% Hispanic, 1% Black, and 1% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 62% are married, 10% are divorced, 4% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 20% that have never been married.

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Cleveland County

Belwood belongs to Cleveland County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, is part of the Shelby, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Cleveland County has a population of 98,000 and its largest city Shelby, with a population of 20,000, is the county seat.

In 1841, the county was created from parts of Rutherford and Lincoln counties. Benjamin Cleveland, an American Revolutionary War colonel who fought in the Battle of King's Mountain, is who the county was named for. The county was spelled "Cleaveland" until 1887 when it was changed to it's modern spelling "Cleveland".

Cleveland County borders Burke, Lincoln, Gaston, York (South Carolina), Cherokee (South Carolina), and Rutherford counties.

Cleveland County is made up of 468 square miles. 464 of which is land with the remaining 4 as water.


The Population of Belwood, NC is about 950.


The elevation of Belwood, NC is 1,040 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Belwood, NC is 28090.

Area Code

The area code for Belwood, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Belwood and Cleveland County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 38% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 61% are protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Belwood is around 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Cherryville Eagle, Lincoln Times-News, The Star, and Lincoln Herald LLC are the primary newspapers that cover the Cleveland County area.


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