Grover, situated in Cleveland County, is a small town made up of only one square mile.
July 10, 2017
The town was originally a part of South Carolina and was named Whitaker. The name would later be changed to Grover in honor of President Grover Cleveland.
The median resident age in Grover is 37 years. The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Grover is about $111,000 (2015) which is $49,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $850 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Grover is 78% White, 12% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 7% other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 10% are divorced, 3% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.
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Grover 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 Grover, NC is about 700. The population has been steadily increasing since the early 1900's.
The elevation of Grover, NC is 860 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Grover, NC is 28073.
The area code for Grover, NC is 704.
Historically speaking Grover 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 unafiliated (Nones). About 60% are Protestants with Catholics and others making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Grover is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Administration, sales, materials moving, and production make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.