Lawndale, NC

Lawndale, situated in Cleveland County, is a small town made up of .9 square miles.

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The town is home to the Lawndale Historical Museum, which seeks to preserve the history and culture of the area.


The median resident age in Lawndale is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $31,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Lawndale is about $88,000 (2015) which is $72,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Lawndale is 78% White, 15% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 5% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 8% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 46% are married, 17% are divorced, 6% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Cleveland County

Lawndale 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 Lawndale, NC is about 600. The population has decreased since the 1940s, but saw a steady increase after the 1980s.


The elevation of Lawndale, NC is 846 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Lawndale, NC is 28090.

Area Code

The area code for Lawndale, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Lawndale 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 Lawndale is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Transportation, mining, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Waste management and manufacturing are the primary newspapers that cover the Cleveland County area.

Newspapers & Obituaries

The Shelby Star and Kings Mountain Herald are the primary newspapers that cover the Cleveland County area.


Burns High School
Burns Middle School
Thunder Valley Speedway

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