Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,983
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens9%
Employed Population 16+18,823
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married60.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.9%
Median Earnings25+$44,859
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,694
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,632

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,581
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone17.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,310
Median House Value$198,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26%
German12.4%
Irish11.2%
English8.5%
Italian8.1%
Polish3.1%
Russian2.6%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish0.9%
Greek0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Lebanese0.4%
Czech0.4%
African0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Indian Trail Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyUnion County
Standard Zip Codes28079
Phone Area Codes704
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.07
Approximate Longitude-80.67

Indian Trail Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONROE 4 SE
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationGASTONIA
Distance29.3 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
Hemby Bridge2,044$70,417
Matthews31,400$96,949
Mint Hill26,168$83,379
Stallings15,240$95,805
Weddington10,574$138,021
Wesley Chapel8,633$127,292

Indian Trail Public Schools

Hemby Bridge Elementary
6701 Indian Trl-fairview Rd
ZIP: 28079
(704) 296-6352
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Indian Trail Elementary
200 Education Rd
ZIP: 28079
(704) 296-3095
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Poplin Elementary
5627 Poplin Rd
ZIP: 28079
(704) 296-0320
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
Porter Ridge Elementary
2843 Ridge Road
ZIP: 28079
(704) 289-1965
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Porter Ridge High School
2839 Ridge Road
ZIP: 28079
(704) 292-7662
High
Total Enrollment 1591
Porter Ridge Middle School
2827 Ridge Road
ZIP: 28079
(704) 225-7555
Middle
Total Enrollment 1385
Sun Valley Middle
1409 Wesley Chapel Rd
ZIP: 28079
(704) 296-3009
Middle
Total Enrollment 1365

Indian Trail Private Schools

Central Academy At Lake Park
3624 Lake Park Rd
ZIP: 28079
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 160
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