Charlotte, NC

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2022 Population
875,045
1.18% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
0.515% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$74,070
8.34% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$312,800
21.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
477,149
1.82% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Charlotte, NC had a population of 875k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $74,070. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Charlotte, NC grew from 864,871 to 875,045, a 1.18% increase and its median household income grew from $68,367 to $74,070, a 8.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charlotte, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (39.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.7%), Other (Hispanic) (7.25%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.49%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.92%).

None of the households in Charlotte, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.2% of the residents in Charlotte, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charlotte, NC are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (8,666 degrees awarded in 2022), Central Piedmont Community College (4,083 degrees), and Queens University of Charlotte (672 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Charlotte, NC was $312,800, and the homeownership rate was 52.1%.

Most people in Charlotte, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Charlotte, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Charlotte, NC is home to a population of 875k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 17.2% of Charlotte, NC residents were born outside of the country (150k people).

In 2022, there were 1.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (347k people) in Charlotte, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 304k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 63.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.2%
2022 Citizenship
88.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.2% of Charlotte, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Charlotte, NC was 88.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Charlotte, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    347k ± 2.82k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    304k ± 3.34k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    63.5k ± 3.8k
15.3%
Hispanic Population
134k people

In 2022, there were 1.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (347k people) in Charlotte, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 304k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 63.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.3% of the people in Charlotte, NC are hispanic (134k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

17.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
150k people
17.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
150k people

As of 2022, 17.2% of Charlotte, NC residents (150k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charlotte, NC was 17.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,036 ± 914
  2. Vietnam
    8,750 ± 641
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,571 ± 700

Charlotte, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Charlotte, NC employs 477k people. The largest industries in Charlotte, NC are Finance & Insurance (56,296 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,373 people), and Retail Trade (48,521 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,672), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($106,867), and Utilities ($99,428).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

477k
2022 Value
± 6,380
1.82%
1 Year growth
± 1.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Charlotte, NC grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 469k employees to 477k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charlotte, NC, are Management Occupations (63,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (51,221 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (49,481 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charlotte, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

477k
2022 Value
± 6,380
1.82%
1 Year growth
± 1.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Charlotte, NC grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 469k employees to 477k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charlotte, NC, are Finance & Insurance (56,296 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,373 people), and Retail Trade (48,521 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charlotte, NC, though some of these residents may live in Charlotte, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,956
Median earning men ± $1,006
$42,232
Median earning women ± $699

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,060), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,204), and Information ($70,054).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,159), Public Administration ($53,569), and Wholesale Trade ($50,259).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Charlotte, NC awarded 14,713 degrees. The student population of Charlotte, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 23,818 male students and 28,766 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charlotte, NC are White (7,413 and 53.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,867 and 20.8%), Hispanic or Latino (1,576 and 11.4%), and Asian (909 and 6.6%).

The largest universities in Charlotte, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (8,666 and 58.9%), Central Piedmont Community College (4,083 and 27.8%), and Queens University of Charlotte (672 and 4.57%).

The most popular majors in Charlotte, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,510 and 10.3%), Computer Science (784 and 5.33%), and General Business Administration & Management (759 and 5.16%).

The median tuition costs in Charlotte, NC are $27,685 for private four year colleges, and $9,181 and $16,243 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Charlotte, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 52,584 (45.3% men and 54.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 52,584 students enrolled in Charlotte, NC, 45.3% men and 54.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,659 records, of which 51.4% were women and 48.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 593 degrees awarded
  2. 422 degrees awarded
  3. 399 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charlotte, NC was Computer Science with 593 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Charlotte, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,666 degrees awarded
  2. 4,083 degrees awarded
  3. 672 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Charlotte with 8,666 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,266 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charlotte, NC, which is 0.742 times less than the 8,447 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,413 degrees mean that there were 2.59 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,867 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,685) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,516) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,870) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charlotte, NC was $312,800 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $258,000 to $312,800, a 21.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Charlotte, NC is 52.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Charlotte, NC have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Charlotte, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Charlotte, NC is $74,070. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Charlotte, NC was Census Tract 27.02 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 28 and Census Tract 27.01, with respective values of $250,001 and $236,115.

Property

$312,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,165
$184,774
Median Property Taxes
±$3,321

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charlotte, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Charlotte, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.1%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.1% of the housing units in Charlotte, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 27.02
  2. Census Tract 28
  3. Census Tract 27.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charlotte, NC was Census Tract 27.02 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 28 and Census Tract 27.01, with respective values of $250,001 and $236,115.

The following map shows all of the places in Charlotte, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$74,070
Median Household Income
± $1,201
354k
Number of Households
± 5,215

In 2022, the median household income of the 354k households in Charlotte, NC grew to $74,070 from the previous year's value of $68,367.

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Charlotte, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (21.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.14%)

In 2022, 64.9% of workers in Charlotte, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (21.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.14%).

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charlotte, NC have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Charlotte, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charlotte, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charlotte, NC (101k out of 861k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charlotte, NC is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.3% of the population of Charlotte, NC has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 8.06% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mecklenburg County, NC see 1126 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.705% decrease from the previous year (1134 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 301 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,126 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mecklenburg County, NC

Primary care physicians in Mecklenburg County, NC see an average of 1,126 patients per year. This represents a 0.705% decrease from the previous year (1,134 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mecklenburg County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 26.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.7%
Uninsured
52.4%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
8.06%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charlotte, NC declined by 1.01% from 12.8% to 12.7%.

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