Wingate, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wingate, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wingate had a population of 3,625 as of July 1, 2015. Wingate ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wingate is located at latitude 34.9848 and longitude -80.45 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wingate (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Town of Wingate (GNIS ID: 2406902) 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 Wingate is located within Township of Monroe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wingate population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wingate: Ames Turnout, Beaver Dam.

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Wingate, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,625
Population in Households 2,983
Population in Familes 2,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 642
Population Density1 1,822
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 978
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 704
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 607 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 371 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $158,466
Average Home Value $179,868


Median Household Income $43,650
Average Household Income $50,650
Per Capita Income $15,193
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.97%
Households 0.66% 1.06%
Families 1.53% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.


Wingate, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wingate to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 206 72nd
Population Density1 # 43 94th
Diversity Index2 # 42 94th
Median Household Income # 284 62nd
Per Capita Income # 677 9th

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