Huntersville, North Carolina

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Huntersville, North Carolina
settlement_type = Town
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map_caption = Location of Huntersville, North Carolina


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = North Carolina
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Mecklenburg
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area_total_km2 = 80.7
area_land_km2 = 80.7
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area_total_sq_mi = 31.2
area_land_sq_mi = 31.1
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 24960
population_density_km2 = 309.4
population_density_sq_mi = 801.4

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 252
elevation_ft = 827
latd = 35 |latm = 24 |lats = 34 |latNS = N
longd = 80 |longm = 51 |longs = 49 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 28070, 28078
area_code = 704, 980
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-33120GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
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website = [http://www.huntersville.org/ www.huntersville.org]
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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.

Geography

Huntersville is located at coor dms|35|24|34|N|80|51|49|W|city (35.409544, -80.863622)GR|1.

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.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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.

There were 9,171 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 40.7% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $71,932, and the median income for a family was $80,821. Males had a median income of $53,553 versus $33,877 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,256. 3.1% of the population and 1.9% of families were below the poverty line.

Transportation

Huntersville is one of three towns (the others are Cornelius and Davidson) located north of Charlotte, North Carolina, but within the same county. These three towns make up the area known as "North Meck." Express bus transportation and an interstate with HOV lanes that ends five miles south of Huntersville provide access to the downtown business areas of Charlotte, making Huntersville primarily a town of commuters.

Two exits from Interstate 77 serve Huntersville. Exit 23 (Gilead Road) connects the expressway with the original town. Exit 25 (North Carolina Highway 73, but most often referred to as Sam Furr Road) provides access to the Birkdale area and shopping, medical, and office complexes that have been built since the exit opened.

Huntersville is served by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, with students from Huntersville attending North Mecklenburg High School and Hopewell High School. Central Piedmont Community College's North Campus (which features training facilities for law enforcement and auto mechanics in addition to the usual academic subjects) is located off Statesville Road, just south of Mount Holly-Huntersville Road.

Recreation

The town also is known recreationally as a lake community because of its proximity to Lake Norman, a large man-made lake created by Duke Power to serve the. The lake attracts boaters and water skiers from several surrounding states. Huntersville is also home to one private golf course, North Mecklenburg Country Club, one Semi-Private club, Skybrook Golf Club, and one Daily Fee course, Birkdale Golf Club.

NASCAR in Huntersville

Huntersville is headquarters to the NASCAR race shops of Joe Gibbs Racing. The shop currently operates three Sprint Cup Series teams, the #11 FedEx Toyota Camry, the #18 M&M's Toyota Camry, and the #20 Home Depot Toyota Camry.

Private schools

*Cannon School, located in nearby Concord, serves Huntersville families

References

External links

* [http://www.huntersville.org/ Official Website]
* [http://www.lakenormanchamber.org/ Lake Norman Chamber]
* [http://www.royalfaires.com/carolina/ Carolina Renaissance Festival]
* [http://www.lakenormancvb.org Lake Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau]
* [http://www.skybrookgolf.com Skybrook Golf Club]
* [http://www.northstoneclub.com Northstone Country Club]


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