Wesley Chapel, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wesley Chapel, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Wesley Chapel had a population of 7,836 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wesley Chapel is located at latitude 35.0059 and longitude -80.6934 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wesley Chapel (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Village of Wesley Chapel (GNIS ID: 2407569) 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 Village of Wesley Chapel is located within Township of Sandy Ridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wesley Chapel 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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Wesley Chapel, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,836
Population in Households 7,832
Population in Familes 7,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 819
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,371
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 2,095
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,143 (87.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $334,281
Average Home Value $357,668


Median Household Income $101,930
Average Household Income $128,388
Per Capita Income $38,747
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 2.71%
Households 0.61% 2.53%
Families 0.34% 2.52%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Wesley Chapel, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wesley Chapel 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 # 108 86th
Population Density1 # 298 60th
Diversity Index2 # 509 31st
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 38 95th

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