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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,701
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+26,952
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married63.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55%
Median Earnings25+$51,304
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,788
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,762

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,931
% Above Poverty Level95%
% Below Poverty Level5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,130
Median House Value$259,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.4%
Irish14.6%
English11.4%
Italian7.4%
Polish4.3%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish2.8%
Dutch1.6%
Norwegian1%
Canadian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Welsh0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Greek0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Turkish0.2%
German0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
US Virgin Isl0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Huntersville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mecklenburg County
Standard Zip Codes28078
P.O. Box Zip Codes28070
Phone Area Codes704
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.41
Approximate Longitude-80.84

Huntersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCONCORD
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationCHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationGASTONIA
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charlotte808,834$68,122
Cornelius27,426$106,347
Davidson12,076$136,172
Harrisburg14,500$95,958
Mooresville35,387$78,918
Mount Holly14,058$63,529

Huntersville Hospitals

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
(Non-profit)
10030 Gilead Road
(704) 316-4010

Huntersville Public Schools

Hopewell High
11530 Beatties Ford Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-5988
High
Total Enrollment 1653
Trillium Springs Montessori
9213 Beatties Ford Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-9442
Primary
Total Enrollment 99
Long Creek Elementary
9213-a Beatties Ford Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-6095
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
North Mecklenburg High
11201 Old Statesville Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-3840
High
Total Enrollment 1881
Lake Norman Charter
12435 Old Statesville Road
ZIP: 28078
(704) 948-8600
Other
Total Enrollment 1600
Francis Bradley Middle
13345 Beatties Ford Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-5750
Middle
Total Enrollment 1140
Blythe Elementary
12202 Hambright Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-5770
Primary
Total Enrollment 1038
Huntersville Elementary
200 Gilead Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-3835
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Torrence Creek Elementary
14550 Ranson Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-0695
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
J M Alexander Middle
12201 Hambright Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-3830
Middle
Total Enrollment 865
Barnette Elementary
13659 Beatties Ford Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-0372
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Grand Oak Elementary
15444 Stumptown Rd
ZIP: 28078
(980) 343-2063
Primary
Total Enrollment 601

Huntersville Private Schools

Chesterbrook Academy At Birkdale
15115 Norman View Ln
ZIP: 28078
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
St Mark Catholic School
14750 Stumptown Rd
ZIP: 28078
Elementary
Total Enrollment 754
Christian Montessori School At Lake Norman
14101 Stumptown Rd
ZIP: 28078
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Southlake Christian Academy
13901 Hagers Ferry Rd
ZIP: 28078
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 883
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