Huntersville, North Carolina

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Huntersville is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 24,960 at the 2000 census. It is located about 12 miles north of uptown Charlotte. It is thought that the town derives its name from the Rev. Humphrey Hunter, a minister at Steele Creek and Unity Presbyterian Churches and a local Revolutionary War hero.


Geography and the government

Huntersville is located at 35°24′34″N 80°51′49″W / 35.40944°N 80.86361°W / 35.40944; -80.86361 (35.409544, -80.863622).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.2 square miles (80.7 km²), of which, 31.1 square miles (80.7 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

The town is run by an elected Mayor and a Board of Commissioners.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 24,960 people, 9,171 households, and 6,859 families residing in the town. The population density was 801.4 people per square mile (309.4/km²). There were 9,859 housing units at an average density of 316.5/sq mi (122.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.42% European American, 7.47% African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.88% of the population.

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