Lattimore, NC

Lattimore, situated in Cleveland County, is a small town made up of only one square mile.

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In 1899, Lattimore officially became a town. The town is home to the Lattimore Historical Society, which is a group dedicated to preserving the history in the Lattimore area.  


The median resident age in Lattimore is 30 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $13,000. The average price for a home in Lattimore is about $101,000 (2015) which is $59,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Lattimore is 92% White, 3% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 23% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 36% are married, 8% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 48% that have never been married.

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Cleveland County

Lattimore 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 Lattimore, NC is about 490. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990s.


The elevation of Lattimore, NC is 951 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Lattimore, NC is 28150.

Area Code

The area code for Lattimore, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Lattimore 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 Other making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Lattimore is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production and protective services, such as firefighting, make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Shelby Star and The Daily Courier are the primary newspapers that cover the Cleveland County area.



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