Waxhaw, North Carolina Population 2020

18,123

Waxhaw is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 18,123, it is the 53rd largest city in North Carolina and the 2007th largest city in the United States. Waxhaw is currently growing at a rate of 5.66% annually and its population has increased by 83.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,859 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Waxhaw has a population density of 1,516 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waxhaw is $125,247 with a poverty rate of 3.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,420 per month, and the median house value is $308,200. The median age in Waxhaw is 37.1 years, 37.1 years for males, and 37.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males.

Waxhaw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waxhaw was:

  • White: 82.28%
  • Black or African American: 9.96%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Asian: 2.73%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Waxhaw, North Carolina is 18,123, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,181.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,859.

Waxhaw, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,83482.28%
Black or African American1,4329.96%
Two or More Races5103.55%
Asian3922.73%
Some Other Race1931.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.15%

Waxhaw Population Pyramid 2020

Waxhaw Median Age

37.1


Total

37.1


Male

37.1


Female

Waxhaw Adults

There are 9,594 adults, (1,135 of whom are seniors) in Waxhaw.

Waxhaw Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

13.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Waxhaw Sex Ratio

Female

7,391

51.39%

Male

6,992

48.61%

Waxhaw Households and Families

Waxhaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Waxhaw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male93.3%6.7%
Married90.5%9.5%
All86.5%13.5%
Non Family74.3%25.7%
Female73.6%26.4%

86.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4143.2586.5
Married3,1653.6490.5
Non Family6841.1274.3
Female4013.8573.6
Male1643.2693.3

3.59

Average Family Size

3.25

Average Household Size

2.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Waxhaw Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade670.78%
9th to 12th Grade1832.13%
High School Graduate1,33815.56%
Some College1,28814.98%
Associates Degree1,01211.77%
Bachelors Degree3,28738.23%
Graduate Degree1,42216.54%

Waxhaw Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,5986,4603,668
Black929911466
Hispanic652580271
Asian270248211
Multiple Races163163100
Other Race11711046
Native American111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,434$80,409$42,799
Less Than High School$30,789$31,711$6,111
High School Grad$31,178$37,188$23,553
Some College$46,875$59,591$32,183
Bachelors Degree$73,641$101,017$50,708
Graduate Degree$79,015$130,950$55,489

$55,434

Average Earnings

$80,409

Average Male

$42,799

Average Female

Waxhaw Language

Waxhaw Language by Age

Waxhaw Language

89.05% of Waxhaw residents speak only English, while 10.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.02% of the population.

Waxhaw Poverty

Waxhaw Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,9442942.69%
Black1,40415511.04%
Hispanic1,128464.08%
Multiple510193.73%
Other193178.81%

3.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.78%

Male Poverty Rate

4.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waxhaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waxhaw is Black, with 11.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waxhaw is White, with 2.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School9.68%
High School9.08%
Some College2.74%
Bachelors or Greater1.70%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed13.59%
Male Unemployed11.41%
Female Employed4.69%
Male Employed0.51%

Waxhaw Income

Waxhaw Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$107,356$125,247
Families$119,115$135,461
Married Families$129,938-
Non Families$44,524$59,099

Waxhaw Marital Status

Waxhaw Marital Status

Marriage Rates

62.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.9%

Male Marriage Rate

59.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Waxhaw Married by Age and Sex

Waxhaw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Waxhaw Marital Status by Race

Waxhaw Veterans

493

Number of Veterans

432

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War195
Vietnam158
Second Gulf War105
Korea12
World War II5
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54181
55 to 64133
65 to 74131
75+35
18 to 3413
Name Veterans % of Total
White4355.49%
Black545.16%
Hispanic344.84%
Asian41.48%

$Waxhaw Veterans by Education

2.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waxhaw Employment Status

69%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Waxhaw Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

29.64%

Born in North Carolina

93.49%

Native Born

6.51%

Foreign Born

2.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.49% of Waxhaw residents were born in the United States, with 29.64% having been born in North Carolina. 2.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,1239715.66%
201917,1529716.00%
201816,1819796.44%
201715,2029716.82%
201614,2317145.28%
201513,5177325.73%
201412,7851,46012.89%
201311,3259228.86%
201210,4032892.86%
201110,1141661.67%
20109,9487,32314.25%
20002,6250.00%