Waxhaw, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waxhaw, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Waxhaw had a population of 14,981 as of July 1, 2016. Waxhaw ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waxhaw is located at latitude 34.9375 and longitude -80.74 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Waxhaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Town of Waxhaw (GNIS ID: 2406844) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Waxhaw is located within Township of Sandy Ridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waxhaw population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Waxhaw, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,981
Population in Households 14,971
Population in Familes 13,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,290
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,769
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 3,860
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,123 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 646 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 388 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $290,550
Average Home Value $336,493


Median Household Income $83,075
Average Household Income $101,821
Per Capita Income $33,001
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 6.92% 3.59%
Households 6.37% 3.4%
Families 6.36% 3.37%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waxhaw, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waxhaw to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 91st
Population Density1 # 127 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 439 40th
Median Household Income # 17 98th
Per Capita Income # 81 89th

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