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Wadesboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wadesboro had a population of 5,559 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wadesboro is located at latitude 34.9638 and longitude -80.0747 in Anson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wadesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Anson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Town of Wadesboro (GNIS ID: 2406812) 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 Wadesboro is located within Township of Wadesboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wadesboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wadesboro: New Town, Wadesborough.

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Wadesboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,559
Daytime Population: Workers 5,100
Daytime Population: Residents 3,654
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,754
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.57
Population in Households 5,282
Population in Familes 4,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density2 843
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $30,299
Average Household Income $41,252
Per Capita Income $17,320


Total Housing Units 2,717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,177 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,017 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 523 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $91,086
Average Home Value $114,104


Total Households 2,194
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,345
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.73% -0.69%
Households -0.8% -0.69%
Families -0.94% -0.83%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Wadesboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wadesboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 138 81st
Population Density # 282 62nd
Diversity Index # 281 62nd
Median Household Income # 635 14th
Per Capita Income # 650 12th

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