Wingate, North Carolina

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Wingate is a town in Union County, North Carolina and a suburb of the city of Charlotte. The population was 2,406 at the 2000 census.



Wingate is located at 34°59′6″N 80°26′50″W / 34.985°N 80.44722°W / 34.985; -80.44722 (34.985021, -80.447254)[3].

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 2000, there were 2,406 people, 751 households, and 464 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,430.2 people per square mile (553.0/km²). There were 825 housing units at an average density of 490.4/sq mi (189.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.03% European American, 26.06% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 1.45% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.20% of the population.

There were 751 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 35.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $33,173 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,884. About 13.8% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

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