Weddington, North Carolina

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Weddington, North Carolina

Introduction to Weddington, North Carolina

Weddington, North Carolina, in Union county, is 14 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area.

Weddington History

Weddington, which was originally a part of the Sandy Ridge Township, was once inhabited by Waxhaw Indians. The town was incorporated in 1983, and was named after Reuben B. Weddington. It is located in Union County, which was founded in 1842, and formed out of Mecklenburg County and Anson County.

Weddington and Nearby Attractions

  • Museum of York County
  • Alpine Ski Center
  • Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Landsford Canal State Park

Things To Do In Weddington

The President James K. Polk State Historical Site, The Historical Rosedale Plantation, Nature Museum, Carolinas Aviation Museum, and Levine Museum of the New South are some of the historical sites and museums in the area. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a popular destination located near Weddington. The Andrew Jackson State Park and Landsford Canal State Park offer facilities for hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking.

Weddington Transportation

Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport is located close to Weddington.

Weddington Higher Education

Central Piedmont Community College, York Technical College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Winthrop University are among the colleges near Weddington.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Weddington People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Weddington Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Weddington Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Weddington College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 14% Weddington Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Weddington, North Carolina

Comparing Weddington 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 10 10
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 9
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Racial Diversity 3 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 3 6
Short Commute Times 2 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Weddington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Union
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28104
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.022
Longitude -80.761

Weddington 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 15.3 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 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
Station KERSHAW 2 SW
Distance 36.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
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Weddington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,696 100%
Male 3,421 51.1%
Female 3,275 48.9%
Under 18 2,176 32.5%
18+ 4,520 67.5%
65+ 366 5.5%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.28
White 6,396 95.5%
African-American 138 2.1%
Asian 72 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 0.3%
Other 28 0.4%
Mixed Race 44 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 71 1.1%

Estimated Weddington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,465
Growth 1,769
Growth % 26.4%

Weddington 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 18.4%
English 16.7%
German 13.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
Scotch-Irish 8.9%
Italian 7.1%
Irish 5.8%
Scottish 2.8%
Polish 1.9%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Norwegian 1.4%
European 1.1%
British 1%
Canadian 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Lebanese 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Syrian 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Weddington 6,696 $102,120
Indian Trail 11,905 $55,689
Marvin 1,039 $100,904
Matthews 22,127 $75,791
Stallings 3,189 $54,526
Waxhaw 2,625 $58,750
Wesley Chapel 2,549 $73,000
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