Fallston, NC

Fallston, situated in Cleveland County, is a small town made up of 2.2 square miles.

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The median resident age in Fallston is 40 years. The median estimated household income is about $45,000 making it about $3,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Fallston is about $123,000 (2015) which is $37,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $550 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Fallston is 93% White, 5% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 1% other. 87% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 53% are married, 7% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 30% that have never been married.

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Cleveland County

Fallston 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 Fallston, NC is about 600. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.


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

Zip Code

The zip code for Fallston, NC is 28042.

Area Code

The area code for Fallston, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Fallston and Cleveland County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Barrack Obama 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 unafiliated (Nones). About 60% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 2%.


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

Newspaper & Obituaries

Shelby Star is the primary newspaper that covers the Cleveland County area.


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