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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.

People

Total Population 35,602
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 8.3%
Employed Population 16+ 17,007
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 60.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.6%
Median Earnings25+ $41,179
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,471
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,134

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,570
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,089
Median House Value $171,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 11.3%

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

Indian Trail Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Union
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28079
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.076
Longitude -80.669

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)

Station MONROE 4 SE
Distance 12.2 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 WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance 22.9 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
Station GASTONIA
Distance 29.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Indian Trail, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hemby (28079)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hemby Bridge 1,307 $63,438
Matthews 29,352 $87,045
Mint Hill 24,545 $79,540
Stallings 14,495 $89,890
Weddington 10,091 $150,613
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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