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Wadesboro is a town in Anson County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Col. Thomas Wade.

The latitude of Wadesboro is 34.968N. The longitude is -80.076W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,463.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,302
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wadesboro demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· New Town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 11.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1985 movie, "The Color Purple"
Well-known residents have included:
· Blind Boy Fuller, guitarist
Local festivals include:
  • Anson County Fair - Sept. 22, 2007
  • People Fest - Oct. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wadesboro web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wadesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Anson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28170 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Wadesboro residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wadesboro ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wadesboro was $14,500, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Wadesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Wadesboro festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wadesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.


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Libraries in Wadesboro include Hampton B. Allen Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wadesboro include Anson Record

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Politics

Anson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wadesboro political report.

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The average commute time for Wadesboro workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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