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Waxhaw is a town in Union County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.

The community was named after Indian tribe

The latitude of Waxhaw is 34.924N. The longitude is -80.743W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,937.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$55,184
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waxhaw demographic reports
Waxhaw is on the South Carolina border
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· President Andrew Jackson
Local festivals include:
  • Scottish Highland Games - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Waxhaw web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Mexico Cardenas Museum, Museum of the Alphabet, Museum of the Waxhaws & Andrew Jackson Memorial

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Waxhaw demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28173 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Waxhaw residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waxhaw ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waxhaw was $23,481, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Waxhaw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Waxhaw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $623.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,124.


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Libraries in Waxhaw include Waxhaw Library ... View libraries

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Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waxhaw political report.

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The average commute time for Waxhaw workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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