Waxhaw, NC

Waxhaw, situated in Union County, is a small town made up of 11.54 square miles.

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The town was settled by the 1700s. The town's economy thrived off of the cotton and textiles mills in the late 1800s until about the 1940s or 1950s.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Waxhaw is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $92,000 making it about $44,000 more than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $36,000. The average price for a home in Waxhaw is about $285,000 (2015) which is $125,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,300 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Waxhaw is 78% White, 11% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 9% other. 96% of the population are high school graduates, with 55% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.  

67% are married, 5% are divorced, 1% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.

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Union County

Waxhaw belongs to Union County in the Southern part of North Carolina. The County, which was home to the Kissing Case during the Civil Rights Movement in 1958, is a part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 201,300. The county's largest city and county seat, Monroe, has a population of 32,800.

Union County borders Cabarrus, Stanly, Anson, Mecklenburg, Lancaster (SC), and Chesterfield (SC) counties.

Union County is made up of 640 square miles. 632 of which is land with the remaining 8 as water.

Population

The population of Waxhaw, NC is about 10,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.

Elevation

The elevation of Waxhaw, NC is 686 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Waxhaw, NC is 28173.

Area Code

The area code for Waxhaw, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Waxhaw and Union County have voted mostly Republican, with 65% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 42% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 9%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Waxhaw is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average. Management, sales, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Enquirer Journal, Union County Weekly, and Charlotte Observer are the primary newspapers that cover the Union County area.


 

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