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Waxhaw, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Waxhaw is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Union County at latitude 34.9375 and longitude -80.74. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 663 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Waxhaw, but most people and references simply refer to it as Waxhaw, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Waxhaw indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Waxhaw, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 12,394
Population in Households 12,385
Population in Familes 11,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,074
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 4,024
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 3,228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,478 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 547 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $268,636
Average Home Value $320,365


Median Household Income $83,022
Average Household Income $110,868
Per Capita Income $36,472
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 5.53% 3.35%
Households 5.22% 3.17%
Families 4.98% 3.14%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, 2014 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 # 76 90th
Population Density1 # 197 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 430 42nd
Median Household Income # 14 98th
Per Capita Income # 42 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.