Spencer Mountain, situated in Gaston County, is a small town made up of half a square mile.
October 10, 2017
The town was settled in the 1770s. The town was first incorporated in 1895 before losing its status in 1909. The town was once more incorporated in 1963.
The median resident age in Spencer Mountain is 29 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $2,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $11,000. The average price for a home in Spencer Mountain is about $92,000 (2015) which is $68,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Spencer Mountain is 73% White, 24% Hispanic, and 3% Two or More Races. 18% of the population are high school graduates. 78% are married, while 22% have never been married.
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Spencer Mountain belongs to Gaston County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after William Gaston (past member of NC Supreme Court), is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaston County has a population of 206,000 and its largest city Gastonia, with a population of 72,000, is the county seat.
Immigrants who first arrived in the county were mainly English, Scots Irish, and Pennsylvania Dutch. The early settlers built a fort("Fort at the Point") where the South Fork and Catawba Rivers connect because of tensions with the Cherokee Indians, but were never attacked. Most of the hostilities ended when the controversy of land boundaries between North and South Carolina resolved, and the Catawba tribe moved to a reservation in South Carolina.
Gaston County borders Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Cleveland, and York Counties.
Gaston County is made up of 364 square miles. 356 of which is land with the remaining 8 as water.
The population of Spencer Mountain, NC is about 35. The population has been steadily decreasing since its peak in the 1970s.
The elevation of Spencer Mountain, NC is 679 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Spencer Mountain, NC is 28054.
The area code for Spencer Mountain, NC is 704.
Historically speaking Spencer Mountain and Gaston County have voted mostly Republican, with 62% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 43% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 54% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.
The unemployment rate for Spencer Mountain is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Food services makes for over 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Gaston Gazette is the primary newspapers that cover the Gaston County area.