Introduction to Huntersville, North Carolina

Huntersville, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg county, is 12 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is located in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. Huntersville has a population of 24,960.

Huntersville History

This town was originally called Craighead. It was renamed Huntersville in honor of Robert Boston Hunter, a local landowner and cotton farmer. Huntersville was officially incorporated as a town in 1873. The town's fertile land and the arrival of a railway line both contributed to the area's rapid growth. The town's first industries were the Cotton Mill Virgin Manufacturing Company and a brickyard, which provided bricks for houses in the older sections of Huntersville.

Huntersville and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Rural Hill Farm
  • Latta Plantation
  • Northstone Country Club
  • Holbrook Park
  • Birkdale Village
  • Joe Gibbs Racing

Things To Do In Huntersville

Huntersville is known as a lake community because of its closeness to Lake Norman, a large, man-made lake. It attracts water skiers and boaters from a number of surrounding states. The town is also home to several golf courses with high class facilities such as the North Mecklenburg Country Club, Skybrook Golf Club, and Birkdale Golf Club. Huntersville also has a medieval style amusement park and several historic sites.

Huntersville Transportation

Flights can be availed from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

Huntersville Higher Education

Central Piedmont Community College, University Of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Gaston College provide higher education in the area.


Total Population 50,433
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 26,263
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 63.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.9%
Median Earnings25+ $50,847
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,391


Median Family Income $108,677
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,119
Median House Value $250,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.3%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Huntersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28078
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28070
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.41
Longitude -80.843

Huntersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Huntersville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Caldwell (28078)

Hicks Crossroads (28078)

Long Creek (28078)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charlotte 792,137 $65,887
Cornelius 26,866 $100,653
Davidson 11,765 $135,905
Harrisburg 13,883 $85,930
Mooresville 34,930 $80,642
Mount Holly 13,924 $66,469

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Huntersville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(704) 316-4000
Emergency Service: No

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Serves 2,387 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

A Magnet School.
Serves 2,387 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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