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Wingate, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wingate is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Union County at latitude 34.9848 and longitude -80.45. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Wingate 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 Wingate (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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

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


Total Population 3,628
Population in Households 2,980
Population in Familes 2,538
Population in Group Qrtrs 648
Population Density1 1,824
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 975
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 703
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 613 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 362 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $148,853
Average Home Value $174,510


Median Household Income $44,282
Average Household Income $50,536
Per Capita Income $15,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.91% 1.18%
Households 0.74% 1.26%
Families 1.86% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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, 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 # 205 72nd
Population Density1 # 41 95th
Diversity Index2 # 43 94th
Median Household Income # 248 67th
Per Capita Income # 673 9th

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