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Wesley Chapel, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Wesley Chapel had a population of 8,022 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,022
Daytime Population: Workers 1,456
Daytime Population: Residents 4,213
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,669
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 8,018
Population in Familes 7,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 839
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $105,572
Average Household Income $135,903
Per Capita Income $41,148


Total Housing Units 2,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,193 (87.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $337,733
Average Home Value $362,762


Total Households 2,435
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 2,151
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.0% 2.6%
Households 0.9% 2.48%
Families 0.66% 2.46%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 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 # 107 86th
Population Density # 284 62nd
Diversity Index # 508 32nd
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 39 95th

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