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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 10,091
Male Share of the Population 52.2%
Female Share of the Population 47.8%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,127
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 67.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.6%
Median Earnings25+ $82,764
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $56,116
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $150,613
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 10.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 8.5%
Median Gross Rent $2,313
Median House Value $411,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0%
English 15.4%
Irish 9.9%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station GASTONIA
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Indian Trail 35,602 $71,570
Marvin 5,938 $184,185
Matthews 29,352 $87,045
Stallings 14,495 $89,890
Waxhaw 11,586 $98,317
Wesley Chapel 8,010 $115,264

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

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