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Weddington, North Carolina
Location of Weddington, North Carolina
Location of Weddington, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°1′19″N 80°43′55″W / 35.02194°N 80.73194°W / 35.02194; -80.73194Coordinates: 35°1′19″N 80°43′55″W / 35.02194°N 80.73194°W / 35.02194; -80.73194
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Union, Mecklenburg
Area
 • Total 17.87 sq mi (46.29 km2)
 • Land 17.53 sq mi (45.40 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
Elevation
732 ft (223 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 9,459
 • Estimate 
(2019)
11,182
 • Density 637.99/sq mi (246.32/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28104, 28173
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-71680
GNIS feature ID 0996923

Weddington is a suburban town in Union County, North Carolina, United States. A small portion of the town extends into Mecklenburg County. The population was 9,459 at the 2010 census. It is a suburb in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The current mayor of Weddington is Elizabeth Callis.

Geography

Weddington is located at 35°1′19″N 80°43′55″W / 35.02194°N 80.73194°W / 35.02194; -80.73194 (35.022007, -80.731808).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41.2 km²), of which, 15.8 square miles (40.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.69%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 3,803
2000 6,696 76.1%
2010 9,459 41.3%
2019 (est.) 11,182 18.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2010 census there were 9,459 people, 2,772 households, and 2,561 families in the town. The population density was 424.0 people per square mile (163.7/km2). There were 2,919 housing units at an average density of 140.2 per square mile (54.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.4% White, 2.9% African American, 4.48% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2%.

Of the 2,772 households 46.1 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.2% were married couples living together, 0.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.6% were non-families. 5.6% of households were one person and 1.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.46.

The age distribution was 29.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 18.4% from 25 to 44, 37.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% 65 or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.1 males.

The median household income was $132,331 and the median family income was $139,050. Males had a median income of $105,054 versus $57,368 for females. The per capita income for the town was $48,209. About 0.5% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Weddington is notable for being North Carolina's third wealthiest town in terms of median household income.

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