Wingate, NC

Wingate, situated in Union County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.

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The town is home to Wingate University, which was founded in 1896.


The median resident age in Wingate is 23 years. The median estimated household income is about $38,000 making it about $12,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Wingate is about $147,000 (2015) which is $18,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Wingate is 56% White, 29% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 14% other. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 28% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 28% are married, 5% are divorced, 2% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 61% that have never been married.

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Union County

Wingate 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.


The population of Wingate, NC is about 3,490. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.


The elevation of Wingate, NC is 587 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Wingate, NC is 28174.

Area Code

The area code for Wingate, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Wingate and Union County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Donald Trump 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%.


The unemployment rate for Wingate is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Education, manufacturing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

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


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