Consider moving to Cleveland County?

If you are looking to restore a home, start from scratch, or move right in, you can find what you are looking for in Cleveland County. Our area offers city living, country farms, golf courses, lake views and just about everything else you can imagine. Our community governments work together with our active community to make Cleveland County a great place to call home.

Check out our 2020 Census Numbers here for more information!

Kings Mountain North Carolina

Cleveland County Schools

The Cleveland County School System has 16,420 students that attend 29 different schools including 16 elementary, two intermediate, four middle and four high schools, an early college high school, a school for special needs students, and an alternative school. Parents can count on our school system to provide an excellent education to their children.

Population and Housing

Cleveland County is a growing community and ranked one of the top 10 best small markets by Southern Business and Development magazine with a population of 98,953 (ESRI 2013).

Education Levels

Cleveland County North Carolina

Top Employers include:

  • Cleveland Regional Medical Center / Health Services: 1000+ employees
  • Hanes Brands Inc. / Manufacturing: 500-999 employees
  • PPG Industries Inc. / Manufacturing: 500-999 employees
  • Baldor Electric Company / Electrical Components and Systems: 500-999 employees

Click here for more county statistics provided by the Charlotte Regional Partnership.

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Local Town Services

Police Departments

Law Enforcement

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department
Cleveland County Law Enforcement Center, Shelby – 704-484-4888

Boiling Springs Police Department
Town Hall – 704-434-9691

Grover Police Department
207 Mulberry Road – 704-937-9901

Kings Mountain Police Department
101 Gold Street – 704-734-0444

Shelby Police Department
311 S. Lafayette Street – 704-484-6845

NC Highway Patrol
1914 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby – 704-480-5409


Electric Service

Shelby Water, Light and Gas Department – 704-484-6866

Kings Mountain – 704-730-2125

Duke Energy – 1-800-777-9898


Water Service

Shelby Water, Light and Gas Department, City Hall, Shelby – 704-484-6866

Cleveland County Sanitary District – 704-538-9033

Kings Mountain – 704-734-0735

Boiling Springs – 704-434-2357


Trash Collections

Shelby provides garbage and trash collection services to residents and businesses on a weekly schedule-704-484-6837

Kings Mountain – 704-734-0735

Private haulers and manned collection recycling centers – 704-484-5130.


Division of Motor Vehicles

State Highway Patrol Station, Driver’s License Division, is located on Highway 74 By-Pass East, Shelby – 704-480-5408.

All new residents of North Carolina are required to obtain a driver’s license upon establishing residence in the state. Applicants for licenses must take oral and written examinations and are subject to a driving road test.


Voter Registration

To vote in any local, state, or national election, a person must be registered at least 21 working days prior to the election. For more information or to register to vote visit the Elections Office.
215 Patton Drive in Shelby – 704-484- 4858.



Shelby Shopper and Info – published weekly (Thurs.), 503 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, 704-484-1047.

The Star – published daily, 315 E. Graham St., Shelby, 704-484-7000

The Kings Mountain Herald – published weekly (Wed.), Box 769, Kings Mountain, 704-739-7496.

What’s Up Shopper – published weekly (Thurs.), 122 Harbor Point Dr, Cherryville, 704-435-2844.

Our Chamber members offer a host of services that can help with relocation:
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Utilities
  • Health Care Services
  • Employment Services