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Welcome to Waxhaw ...

The town of Waxhaw is located in Union County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waxhaw has a population of 17,155 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waxhaw.

Waxhaw is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Waxhaw lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Waxhaw: (704) and (980)<4>

The ZIP code for Waxhaw: 28173<5>

Websites for Waxhaw ...

Official Website:   www.waxhaw.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.unioncountycoc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waxhaw had an population of 17,155 people. This is an increase of 74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 553.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waxhaw had a population of 9,859 people. This makes Waxhaw the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Waxhaw represents 0.1% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 85th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,859 people, the population of Waxhaw increased 275.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,625 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waxhaw.

Communities Also Named Waxhaw ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Waxhaw - it's located in Mississippi.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waxhaw.

Communities near Waxhaw ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waxhaw.

  • Rock Hill [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
    • Rock Hill [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Waxhaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,318 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hill<7>
  • Indian Trail [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Trail
    • Indian Trail [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Waxhaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Trail
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Trail<7>
  • Monroe [Union County]
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    • Monroe [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Waxhaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,668 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<7>
  • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Waxhaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Waxhaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mint Hill<7>
    • Fort Mill [York County]
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      • Fort Mill [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Waxhaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Mill<7>
    • Stallings [Union County]
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      • Stallings [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Waxhaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stallings have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stallings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stallings<7>
    • Tega Cay [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tega Cay
      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Waxhaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<7>
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weddington
      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Waxhaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<7>
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley Chapel
      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Waxhaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waxhaw. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waxhaw.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waxhaw. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waxhaw.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waxhaw. See our Newspapers Page for Waxhaw.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waxhaw ...

Looking for more information about Waxhaw? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waxhaw, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waxhaw.

Adding Waxhaw to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waxhaw in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waxhaw was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Waxhaw on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waxhaw on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Union County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waxhaw: www.waxhaw.com/

The official website for Union County: www.co.union.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waxhaw.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waxhaw - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Waxhaw). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waxhaw or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waxhaw) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waxhaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaxhawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waxhaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9247, Longitude: -80.7436    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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