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Indian Trail

Living in Union County

If you’re a Charlotte-area newcomer looking to live in Union, chances are you’re most interested in the western end of the county, along the county line close to Mecklenburg’s I-485 outer belt. Growth has been so rapid in this area that the Union County school system has opened new elementary, middle and high schools in the area.

Welcome to Indian Trail – the largest town in Union County! We have been named a U.S. Top Ten “Best Places for Families” by Family Circle Magazine, the “Most Affordable Place in North Carolina,” a "Great Place for Healthy Living in N.C." and one of the Top Five “Best North Carolina Towns for Young Families.” These accolades highlight just a few of the many great aspects of Indian Trail: affordable living, great neighborhoods, substantial green space, A-plus schools and one of the lowest tax rates for a town our size in North Carolina!


You don’t have to go far to enjoy the good life in Indian Trail. In addition to the bustling Sun Valley Entertainment District, Indian Trail is currently revitalizing it’s Uptown and Downtown areas while working with regional partners to bring even more to the area.


Indian Trail offers a variety of activities including festivals, parades, events and concerts throughout the year at the Town’s three parks - Crossing Paths, Chestnut Square and Crooked Creek Parks. Our parks provide an exciting assortment of outdoor activities, including walking paths, playgrounds, fitness classes, a dog park, disc golf course, ball fields, environmental education classes, sports clinics, a splash pad with reservable waterproof-wheelchair and a healthy, safe environment to enjoy the outdoors. The Town also recently added a playground for children with special needs at Crooked Creek Park.

County seat Monroe, formed in 1844 and named for President James Monroe, is an intriguing blend of past and present, with its lovely old restored buildings downtown and its bustling shopping strip, airport and industrial parks. It’s the county’s largest city, with more than 30,000 people.

One of Union County’s gems is 1,050-acre Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw. The park surrounds a 350-acre trophy bass lake – one of three trophy bass lakes in North Carolina. Cane Creek also includes seven miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, boat rentals, ball fields, and playgrounds.

Demographics and Employment Data for Indian Trail, NC

Indian Trail has 12,696 households, with an average household size of 3.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Indian Trail do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 39,603 people call Indian Trail home. The population density is 1,769.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.14 / 51.86%

Men vs Women

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10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Work With Sally

Ten years into her real estate career, Sally remains just as committed to her clients as she did when she first earned her license. She thoroughly enjoys partnering with clients to realize their dream of homeownership, genuinely striving to have each and every client feel valued, heard, and understood throughout their home-buying journey.