Mount Gilead, situated in Montgomery County, is a small town made up of three square miles.
August 16, 2017
The town was incorporated in 1899. Civil rights attorney Julius L. Chambers was born in the town.
The median resident age in Mount Gilead is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $33,000 making it about $15,000 less than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Mount Gilead is about $94,000 (2015) which is $66,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Mount Gilead is 56% White, 41% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 15% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.
44% are married, 9% are divorced, 4% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 35% that have never been married.
Mount Gilead belongs to Montgomery County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, formed in from Anson County in 1779, was named after Richard Montgomery.
Richard Montgomery was an American Revolutionary War general, and while trying to take over Quebec City, Canada was killed in 1775.
A part of Montgomery County that was west of the Pee Dee River ended up becoming Stanly County in 1841.
Montgomery County has a population of 28,000 and its largest city Troy, with a population of 3,100, is the county seat.
Montgomery County borders Randolph, Moore, Richmond, Stanly, and Davidson counties.
Montgomery County is made up of 502 square miles. 492 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.
The population of Mount Gilead, NC is about 1,100.
The population has fluctuated over the years, but has overall seen a decrease since the 1950s.
The elevation of Mount Gilead, NC is 427 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Mount Gilead, NC is 27306.
The area code for Mount Gilead, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Mount Gilead and Montgomery County have voted mostly Republican, with 57% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections.
As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 47% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Mount Gilead is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and construction make over 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Montgomery Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Montgomery County area.