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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Wingate is approximately 2,866 (2005), 3491 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 825 (2000), 945 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wingate is 3.557 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Wingate is 1.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wingate to Washington DC is 336 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 119 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wingate is positioned 34.98 degrees north of the equator and 80.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Wingate elevation is 576 feet above sea level.
The Wingate city flower is the Daffodil.
Wingate per capita income is $ 13,884 (2000).
Wingate median income is $ 33,400 (2005).
The Wingate median home price is $ 126,700 (2005).


in south-central North Carolina about 30 miles from Charlotte. Other nearby communities include Marshville, Monroe, Unionville, Peachland, Lake Park, Hemby Bridge and Indian Trail , all in North Carolina and Pageland in South Carolina.
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History & History Related Items

The area was first known as Ames Turnout when the Meadow Branch Church was founded in the mid 1800s. A church school was soon opened and named for Washington Manley Wingate, a local minister and teacher. It wasn’t long before the town, itself, took on the name of Wingate. The school later became Wingate College and finally Wingate University. Wingate was chartered as a town in 1901.

Here is a history page for Wingate.
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Jesse Helms Center
3910 US Hwy 74 East
Wingate, North Carolina 28174
Phone: 704-233,1776
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Wingate City Government

Town of Wingate
Highway 74 East
Wingate, NC
Phone: 704-233-4411
Wingate Volunteer Fire Department
204 North Main Street
Wingate, NC
Phone: 704-233-4137

Wingate Chamber

Union County Chamber of Commerce
903 Skyway Drive
Monroe, NC 28111
Phone: 704-289-4567

Wingate Organizations

Union County Chamber of Commerce
903 Skyway Drive
Monroe, NC 28111
Phone: 704-289-4567

Wingate Libraries

Union County Public Library
316 E Windsor St
Monroe, NC 28112-4842
Phone: 704-283-8184

Wingate Schools

Union County Public Schools
500 N Main St # 700
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-283-3733
Wingate Elementary School
301 Bivens St.
Wingate, NC 28174
East Union Middle School
6010 W. Marshville Blvd.
Marshville, NC 28103
Forest Hills High School
100 Forest Hills School
Marshville, NC 28103

Wingate University
P.O. Box 159
Wingate, North Carolina 28174
Toll-free: 1-800-755-5550 Wingate


The population of Wingate was:
1990 - 2,821
2000 - 2,406
2005 - 2,866
Median age:
2000 - 23.0 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 33,750
2005 - $ 33,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 99,900
2005 - $ 126,700

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