Huntersville, North Carolina
official_name = Huntersville, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Huntersville, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Mecklenburg
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 80.7
area_land_km2 = 80.7
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 31.2
area_land_sq_mi = 31.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 24960
population_density_km2 = 309.4
population_density_sq_mi = 801.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 252
elevation_ft = 827
latd = 35 |latm = 24 |lats = 34 |latNS = N
longd = 80 |longm = 51 |longs = 49 |longEW = W
postal_code = 28070, 28078
area_code = 704, 980
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-33120GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0987260GR|3
website = [http://www.huntersville.org/ www.huntersville.org]
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.
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.
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 densitywas 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 incomefor the town was $30,256. 3.1% of the population and 1.9% of families were below the poverty line.
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 77serve 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 Schooland 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.
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 Powerto 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
NASCARrace shops of Joe Gibbs Racing. The shop currently operates three Sprint Cup Seriesteams, the #11 FedEx Toyota Camry, the #18 M&M's Toyota Camry, and the #20 Home Depot Toyota Camry.
Cannon School, located in nearby Concord, serves Huntersville families
* [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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