Town of Mint Hill
Mint Hill City Hall & Fountain
Mint Hill City Hall & Fountain
Location of Mint Hill, North Carolina
Location of Mint Hill, North Carolina
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesMecklenburg, Union
Government
 • MayorBrad Simmons
 • Town ManagerBrian L. Welc
Area
 • Town24.58 sq mi (63.65 km2)
 • Land24.35 sq mi (63.07 km2)
 • Water0.23 sq mi (0.58 km2)
Elevation
780 ft (238 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Town22,722
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
27,617
 • Density1,134.17/sq mi (437.90/km2)
 • Metro
2,191,604
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28227
Area code(s)704, 980
FIPS code37-43480
Websitewww.minthill.com

Mint Hill is a suburban town in southeastern Mecklenburg and northwestern Union counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina, it is a major suburb on the outskirts of Charlotte and near the Cabarrus County line. The population was 22,722 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Mint Hill is located at 35°10′49″N 80°39′52″W / 35.180189°N 80.664432°W / 35.180189; -80.664432Coordinates: 35°10′49″N 80°39′52″W / 35.180189°N 80.664432°W / 35.180189; -80.664432.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau the town has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55 km2), of which 21.2 square miles (55 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.19%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900192
19101941.0%
19807,915
199011,56746.1%
200014,92229.0%
201022,72252.3%
2019 (est.)27,617[2]21.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

2020 census

Mint Hill racial composition[5]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 17,068 64.53%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,101 15.5%
Native American 91 0.34%
Asian 1,035 3.91%
Pacific Islander 10 0.04%
Other/Mixed 1,219 4.61%
Hispanic or Latino 2,926 11.06%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 26,450 people, 9,627 households, and 7,386 families residing in the town.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 14,922 people, 5,581 households, and 4,431 families living in the town. The population density was 702.9 people per square mile (271.4/km2). There were 5,763 housing units at an average density of 271.5 per square mile (104.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 78.42% White, 12.34% African American, 0.61% Native American, 2.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.08% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.29%.[6]

Of the 5,581 households 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.4% of households were one person and 5.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.98.

The age distribution was 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median household income was $60,822 and the median family income was $67,055. Males had a median income of $45,368 versus $30,467 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,487. About 2.9% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Schools and libraries

The children of Mint Hill, NC attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Elementary schools include Clear Creek Elementary, Bain Elementary, Crown Point Elementary, and Lebanon Road Elementary. Middle schools include Northeast Middle, and Mint Hill Middle. High school students attend either Independence High School in Mint Hill, Rocky River High School in Mint Hill, or David W. Butler High School in Matthews. Charter schools Queen's Grant Community School and Queen's Grant High School are also located in the town.

Mint Hill is served by a branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.[7]

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Mint Hill Branch". Retrieved 2019-12-15.