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Wesley Chapel, North Carolina
"A Great Place to Live and Raise a Family"
Location of Wesley Chapel, North Carolina
Location of Wesley Chapel, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Union
 • Total 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Land 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
617 ft (188 m)
 • Total 7,463
 • Density 302.8/sq mi (116.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28104, 28173
Area code(s) 704, 980
FIPS code 37-71940
GNIS feature ID 1023157

Wesley Chapel is a village in Union County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,463 at the 2010 census.


Wesley Chapel is located at 35°0′36″N 80°40′45″W / 35.01°N 80.67917°W / 35.01; -80.67917 (35.010027, -80.679163).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.4 square miles (22 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 242
2000 2,549
2010 7,463 192.8%
Est. 2015 8,355 12.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,549 people, 867 households, and 762 families residing in the village. The population density was 302.8 people per square mile (116.9/km²). There were 912 housing units at an average density of 108.3 per square mile (41.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.02% White, 1.41% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.

There were 867 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 9.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $74,188, and the median income for a family was $73,000. Males had a median income of $41,620 versus $30,739 for females. The per capita income for the village was $30,143. About 4.1% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

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