Wade, situated in Cumberland County, is a small town made up of 1.8 square miles.
November 13, 2017
The town was founded when the Wilmington and Wade Railroad was built through the region. The town was first incorporated in 1869, but lost its charter a few years later. The town was incorporated for the second time in 1936.
The median resident age in Wade is 34 years. The median estimated household income is about $38,000 making it about $10,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Wade is about $155,000 (2015) which is $5,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Wade is 73% White, 21% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 5% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 17% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 49% are married, 12% are divorced, 3% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 28% that have never been married.
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Wade belongs to Cumberland County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Prince William (Duke of Cumberland), is part of the Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1754, Cumberland County was formed from a part of Bladen County. Cumberland County has a population of 326,000 and its largest city Fayetteville, with a population of 204,000, is the county seat.
Cumberland County borders Harnett, Bladen, Sampson, Robeson, Hoke, and Moore counties.
Cumberland County is made up of 658 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The population of Wade, NC is about 560. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Wade, NC is three feet above sea level.
The zip code for Wade, NC is 28395.
The area code for Wade, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Wade and Cumberland County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, except for the 2004 election in which Republican George W. Bush took the majority of the vote.
As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 43% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.
The unemployment rate for Wade is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, public administration, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Fayetteville Observer is the primary newspaper that covers the Cumberland County area.