Overview

Introduction to Mint Hill, North Carolina

Mint Hill, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg county, is 11 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina.The town is located in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area.

Mint Hill History

The present day town of Mint Hill was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. It was first settled by the whites in 1750. The town was incorporated on March 11, 1971. At the time of incorporation, the population of Mint Hill was 2,284. As per the 2000 census report, there are approximately 14,922 people residing in Mint Hill.

Mint Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Charlotte Museum of History
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • Paramount's Carowinds
  • President James K. Polk State Historic Site
  • Landsford Canal State Park

Things To Do In Mint Hill

While in Mint Hill, you can visit the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County-Mint Hill Branch to discover the town’s history. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on McEwen Lake, Walhill Lake, and McWhirter Lake. The Lawyers Square Shopping Center and Hoods Crossroads Shopping Center offer wonderful shopping experiences. It is also worth visiting the Andrew Jackson State Park, Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte Museum of History, and Afro-American Cultural Center.

Mint Hill Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Mint Hill Higher Education

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College are the nearest college and university.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,168
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+12,433
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.8%
Median Earnings25+$41,176
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,854
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,429

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,379
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,095
Median House Value$252,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.9%
German12.5%
Irish9.9%
English9.3%
Italian4.6%
Scottish2.5%
African2.2%
Polish2.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
Arab1.3%
Lebanese1.2%
Ukrainian1%
Dutch1%
Swedish0.9%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Turkish0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Mint Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMecklenburg County
Standard Zip Codes28227
Phone Area Codes704
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.19
Approximate Longitude-80.65

Mint Hill 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
Distance16.6 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
StationMONROE 4 SE
Distance16.9 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
Distance27.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charlotte841,611$75,159
Harrisburg15,269$115,340
Hemby Bridge2,044$70,417
Indian Trail37,983$86,581
Matthews31,400$96,949
Stallings15,240$95,805

Mint Hill Public Schools

Queen's Grant Community School
6400 Matthews Mint Hill Road
ZIP: 28227
(704) 573-6611
Other
Total Enrollment 1213
Rocky River High
10505 Clear Creek Commerce Dr
ZIP: 28227
(980) 344-0409
High
Total Enrollment 1710
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