Indian Trail, North Carolina

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Indian Trail, North Carolina

Introduction to Indian Trail, North Carolina

Indian Trail, North Carolina, in Union county, is 14 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina.The town is considered part of the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. Indian Trail has a population of 11,905.

Indian Trail History

Indian Trail was originally occupied by the Waxhaw Indian. In fact, the town was so named because it was the path that ran from Petersburg, Virginia, to the Indian settlement. It was settled by the whites in the 1750s. The area's first post office was established on March 12, 1861, and Cyrus Stevens was appointed the first postmaster. Prior to its incorporation, Indian Trail was a big farming community. The Seaboard Railroad first entered the area in 1874. It was incorporated in 1907.

Indian Trail and nearby Attractions

  • Andrew Jackson State Park
  • Mint Museum of Art
  • Charlotte Museum of History
  • President James K. Polk State Historic Site
  • Nature Museum
  • Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

Things To Do In Indian Trail

Indian Trail provides easy access to several historic sites and museums including the Carolinas Aviation Museum, Discovery Place, Historic Rosedale Plantation, Afro-American Cultural Center, and Latta Plantation. The town is also home to several churches such as the Bethel Church and Midway Park Church. You can also visit Andrew Jackson State Park which is only a short distance by car.

Indian Trail Transportation

Within a few minutes you can reach Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

Indian Trail Higher Education

Central Piedmont Community College, York Technical College, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

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High Points

Indian Trail strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 9% Indian Trail Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 12% Indian Trail People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 14% Indian Trail Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 14% Indian Trail Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Indian Trail, North Carolina

Comparing Indian Trail to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 8 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 7 9
Median Family Income 7 9
College Educated Adults 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 7 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Affordability of Rents 4 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Indian Trail Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Union
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28079
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.076
Longitude -80.669

Indian Trail Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MONROE 4 SE
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 29.3 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
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Indian Trail Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,905 100%
Male 5,899 49.6%
Female 6,006 50.4%
Under 18 3,560 29.9%
18+ 8,345 70.1%
65+ 722 6.1%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.12
White 10,822 90.9%
African-American 637 5.4%
Asian 114 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 63 0.5%
Other 113 0.9%
Mixed Race 145 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 295 2.5%

Estimated Indian Trail Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,473
Growth 4,568
Growth % 38.4%

Indian Trail Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 20.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
German 15.4%
Irish 10.2%
English 8.8%
Scotch-Irish 6.7%
Italian 4.4%
Polish 3.1%
European 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
Dutch 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Swedish 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
South African 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hemby (28079)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Indian Trail 11,905 $55,689
Hemby Bridge 897 $50,000
Matthews 22,127 $75,791
Mint Hill 14,922 $67,055
Stallings 3,189 $54,526
Weddington 6,696 $102,120
Wesley Chapel 2,549 $73,000
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