Wadesboro, NC

Wadesboro, situated in Anson County, is a small town made up of 6.32 square miles.

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The town was founded in the 1780s under the name of Newton. Wadesboro was considered the prime viewing point in the entire United States for the total solar eclipse of 1900. 


The median resident age in Wadesboro is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Wadesboro is about $97,000 (2015) which is $63,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Wadesboro is 60% Black, 35% White, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 15% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

38% are married, 10% are divorced, 4% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 38% that have never been married.

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Anson County

Wadesboro belongs to Anson County in the south-central part of North Carolina. Anson County has a population of 27,000 and its largest city Wadesboro, with a population of 5,800, is the county seat.

In 1750, the county was formed from part of Bladen County. Anson County was named after George Anson (Baron Anson). He was a British admiral who sailed all the way around the world from 1740 to 1744, and was the First Lord of the Admiralty.

Reductions of the size of the county began in 1753 with the northern part taken to form Rowan County. The western part of Anson County was used to make Mecklenburg County in 1762. In 1779, another piece of the northern part of Anson county was used to form Montgomery County. The last reduction of the county was in 1842, and it was the western part of Anson County that was used to establish Union County.

Anson County borders Stanly, Richmond, Marlboro (South Carolina), Chesterfield (South Carolina), and Union counties.

Anson County is made up of 537 square miles. 531 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Wadesboro, NC is about 5,800. The population has seen an increase since 2000.


The elevation of Wadesboro, NC is 512 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Wadesboro, NC are 28135 and 28170.

Area Code

The area code for Wadesboro, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Wadesboro and Anson County have voted mostly Republican, with 62% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 48% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 51% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Wadesboro is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, warehousing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Anson Record and Express Newspaper are the primary newspapers that cover the Anson County area.


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Anson Inn
Houses for Rent
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Health Department
Star Beauty
The Express
Anderson Realty
Social Services

Town of Wadesboro NC
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