Wingate, North Carolina

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Wingate, North Carolina
Wingate Town Hall
Wingate Town Hall
Location of Wingate, North Carolina
Location of Wingate, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°59′6″N 80°26′50″W / 34.98500°N 80.44722°W / 34.98500; -80.44722Coordinates: 34°59′6″N 80°26′50″W / 34.98500°N 80.44722°W / 34.98500; -80.44722
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Union
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,491
 • Density 2,053.5/sq mi (793.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28174
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-74760[1]
GNIS feature ID 0997487[2]
The Jesse Helms Center, which honors the late U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, who served from 1973 to 2003, is located next to the Wingate Town Hall.

Wingate is a town in Union County, North Carolina and a suburb of the city of Charlotte. The population was 3,491 at the 2010 census.


The Wingate Commercial Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[3]


Wingate is located at 34°59′6″N 80°26′50″W / 34.98500°N 80.44722°W / 34.98500; -80.44722 (34.985021, -80.447254).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 3,491 people, 945 households, and 650 families residing in the town. The population density was 2053.5 people per square mile (793.4/km²). There were 1,046 housing units at an average density of 615.2 per square mile (237.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 60.6% European American, 28.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 7.9% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.4% of the population.

There were 945 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 35.0% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22.5 years.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,774, and the median income for a family was $51,148. The per capita income for the town was $16,419. About 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line.

The town is known mainly for Wingate University and the Jesse Helms Center, K-Ci & JoJo and Walter Collin Burleson.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/01/14 through 12/05/14. National Park Service. 2014-12-12. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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