Weddington, North Carolina

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Weddington, North Carolina
Location of Weddington, North Carolina
Location of Weddington, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°1′19″N 80°43′55″W / 35.02194°N 80.73194°W / 35.02194; -80.73194Coordinates: 35°1′19″N 80°43′55″W / 35.02194°N 80.73194°W / 35.02194; -80.73194
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesUnion, Mecklenburg
 • Total15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2)
 • Land15.8 sq mi (40.9 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation732 ft (223 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total9,459
 • Estimate (2016)[1]10,642
 • Density590/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code28104, 28173
Area code(s)704
FIPS code37-71680[2]
GNIS feature ID0996923[3]

Weddington is a town in Union County, North Carolina, United States. A small portion of the town extends into Mecklenburg County. The population was 9,459 at the 2010 census. It is considered by some to be an affluent suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Weddington is located at 35°1′19″N 80°43′55″W / 35.02194°N 80.73194°W / 35.02194; -80.73194 (35.022007, -80.731808).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41.2 km²), of which, 15.8 square miles (40.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.69%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201610,642[1]12.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 9,459 people, 2,772 households, and 2,561 families residing in the town. The population density was 424.0 people per square mile (163.7/km²). There were 2,919 housing units at an average density of 140.2 per square mile (54.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.4% White, 2.9% African American, 4.48% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 2,772 households out of which 46.1 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.2% were married couples living together, 0.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.6% were non-families. 5.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 18.4% from 25 to 44, 37.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $132,331, and the median income for a family was $139,050. Males had a median income of $105,054 versus $57,368 for females. The per capita income for the town was $48,209. About 0.5% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Weddington is notable for being North Carolina's 3rd-wealthiest town in terms of median household income.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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