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Boiling Springs is a town in Cleveland Countymarker, North Carolinamarker, in the United Statesmarker. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 3,866. It is home to Gardner-Webb University. The Broad River runs along the south of the township, where the Broad River Greenway is located, providing recreational facilities, activities and trails. The town is named after the natural springs that are found on University property and which feed a small on-campus lake. It is on the outskirts of Shelby and only several miles from the North Carolina and South Carolina state boundary. Charlotte, about 32 miles east, is the largest nearby city.

Geography

Boiling Springs is located at (35.251752, -81.664288) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,866 people, 1,117 households, and 832 families residing in the town. The population density was 891.7 people per square mile (343.9/km²). There were 1,184 housing units at an average density of 273.1/sq mi (105.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.29% White, 8.67% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 1,117 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 30.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,861, and the median income for a family was $54,837. Males had a median income of $38,098 versus $24,559 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,984. About 3.6% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

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