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Welcome to Lowell ...

The city of Lowell is located in Gaston County<1>.

The location of Lowell has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Lowell refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lowellite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lowell has a population of 3,706 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lowell.

Lowell is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Lowell lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Lowell: (704) and (980)<6>

Websites for Lowell ...

Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lowell had an population of 3,706 people. This is an increase of 5.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lowell had a population of 3,526 people. This makes Lowell the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Lowell represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,526 people, the population of Lowell increased 32.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,662 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lowell.

Communities Also Named Lowell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Lowell - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lowell.

Communities near Lowell ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lowell.

  • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<8>
  • Gastonia [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
    • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the west of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<8>
  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntersville
    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntersville<8>
  • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
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      • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<8>
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
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      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<8>
    • Tega Cay [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tega Cay
      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<8>
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<8>
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<8>
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lowell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lowell.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lowell. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lowell.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lowell. See our Newspapers Page for Lowell.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lowell ...

Looking for more information about Lowell? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lowell, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lowell.

Adding Lowell to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lowell in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lowell was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lowell on our Genealogy Page.

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About Gaston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lowell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Gaston County: www.co.gaston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Gaston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lowell refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lowell may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lowell.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lowell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lowell) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lowell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LowellOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2692, Longitude: -81.1014       In this case, the coordinates for Lowell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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