Mint Hill, North Carolina

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Mint Hill, North Carolina

Introduction to Mint Hill, North Carolina

Mint Hill, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg county, is 11 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina.The town is located in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. Mint Hill has a population of 14,922.

Mint Hill History

The present day town of Mint Hill was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. It was first settled by the whites in 1750. The town was incorporated on March 11, 1971. At the time of incorporation, the population of Mint Hill was 2,284. As per the 2000 census report, there are approximately 14,922 people residing in Mint Hill.

Mint Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Charlotte Museum of History
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • Paramount's Carowinds
  • President James K. Polk State Historic Site
  • Landsford Canal State Park

Things To Do In Mint Hill

While in Mint Hill, you can visit the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County-Mint Hill Branch to discover the town’s history. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on McEwen Lake, Walhill Lake, and McWhirter Lake. The Lawyers Square Shopping Center and Hoods Crossroads Shopping Center offer wonderful shopping experiences. It is also worth visiting the Andrew Jackson State Park, Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte Museum of History, and Afro-American Cultural Center.

Mint Hill Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Mint Hill Higher Education

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College are the nearest college and university.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 7% Mint Hill Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Mint Hill People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 10% Mint Hill Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 11% Mint Hill Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 16% Mint Hill Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 19% Mint Hill College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Mint Hill, North Carolina

Comparing Mint Hill 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Racial Diversity 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
People Above Poverty 8 10
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 2
Affordability of Rents 3 1
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Mint Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28227
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.179
Longitude -80.647

Mint Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.6 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
Station MONROE 4 SE
Distance 16.9 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 27.7 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
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Mint Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,922 100%
Male 7,390 49.5%
Female 7,532 50.5%
Under 18 3,633 24.3%
18+ 11,289 75.7%
65+ 1,530 10.3%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.98
White 13,446 90.1%
African-American 867 5.8%
Asian 172 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 107 0.7%
Other 159 1.1%
Mixed Race 167 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 472 3.2%

Estimated Mint Hill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,871
Growth 2,949
Growth % 19.8%

Mint Hill 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 16.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
English 14.9%
German 12.5%
Irish 10.1%
Scotch-Irish 9%
Italian 4.3%
Scottish 3%
Polish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
British 1%
Dutch 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
European 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Guyanese 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mint Hill 14,922 $67,055
Charlotte 540,828 $56,517
Harrisburg 4,493 $73,182
Hemby Bridge 897 $50,000
Indian Trail 11,905 $55,689
Matthews 22,127 $75,791
Stallings 3,189 $54,526
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