Cleveland County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Cleveland County is a county on the southern border of the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the population was 99,519.[1] Its county seat is Shelby.[2]

Cleveland County
The west side of the old Cleveland County Courthouse, Shelby
The west side of the old Cleveland County Courthouse, Shelby
"Live, Work and Play in Cleveland County"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cleveland County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°20′05″N 81°33′26″W / 35.33463°N 81.557114°W / 35.33463; -81.557114
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forBenjamin Cleveland
Largest communityShelby
 • Total468.18 sq mi (1,212.6 km2)
 • Land464.25 sq mi (1,202.4 km2)
 • Water3.93 sq mi (10.2 km2)  0.84%
 • Total99,519
 • Density214.37/sq mi (82.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district10th

History change

The county was made in 1841 from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford counties.

Bordering counties change

These counties are bordered to Cleveland County:

Communities change

These communities are in Cleveland County:

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Census-designated place change

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Cleveland County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 17, 2024.

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