Living in Charlotte, NC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Charlotte SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
6

Charlotte, NC Cost Of Living

101
Charlotte's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Charlotte, North Carolina Info Snack

Charlotte /rlt/ is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 842,051, making it the 17th-most populous city in the United States. The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks 22nd-largest in the U.S., and had a 2016 population of 2,474,314. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2016 U.S. Census population estimate of 2,632,249. Between 2004 and 2014, Charlotte was ranked as the country's fastest growing metro area, with 888,000 new residents. Based on U.S. Census data from 2005 to 2015, it also tops the 50 largest U.S. cities as the millennial hub. It is the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida. It is the third-fastest growing major city in the United States. It is listed as a "gamma-minus" global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Residents are referred to as "Charlotteans".
Population
841,611
Unemployment
6.2%
Poverty
14.0%
Median Home
$200,500
Median Income
$60,886
Median Rent
$1,086

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Map Of Charlotte, NC

Population over time in Charlotte

Year Population % Change
2017 841,611 1.9%
2016 826,060 2.1%
2015 808,834 2.1%
2014 792,137 2.2%
2013 774,807 2.3%
2012 757,278 2.2%
2011 740,931 2.6%
2010 722,234 2.3%
2009 705,896 -

Race / Ethnicity in Charlotte

White
41.9% (353,013)
African American
34.5% (290,429)
American Indian
0.3% (2,135)
Asian
6.5% (54,822)
Hawaiian
0.1% (447)
Other
0.3% (2,809)
Two Or More
2.4% (20,348)
Hispanic
14.0% (117,608)
Race Charlotte NC USA
White 41.9% 63.3% 61.1%
African American 34.5% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 6.5% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 14.0% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Charlotte, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
5.6% (4,737,797)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.8% (3,188,517)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.6% (7,199,382)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.7% (8,187,604)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.5% (11,349,603)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.9% (15,105,938)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.3% (10,380,360)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.0% (11,761,427)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.2% (5,201,359)
$200,000 or more
8.4% (7,049,108)
Income Charlotte NC USA
Less than $10,000 5.6% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.8% 5.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.6% 10.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.7% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.5% 14.2% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.9% 18.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.3% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.0% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.2% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 8.4% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Charlotte

Female
52.0% (437,237)
Male
48.0% (404,373)
Gender Charlotte NC USA
Female 52.0% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Charlotte for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (42,080)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (50,496)
High School / GED
18.0% (151,489)
Some College
20.0% (168,322)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (67,328)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (235,651)
Master's Degree
11.0% (92,577)
Professional Degree
3.0% (25,248)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (8,416)
Education Charlotte NC USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 18.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Charlotte

Overall User Rating
4.5
/5

Ayanna Michelle

i live in Charlotte and i have my whole life and i still wonder why the h**l charlotte isn't the capital yet ! why the hellllll is raleigh our capital -


HomeSnacks User

Charlotte is a beautiful place. I enjoyed my time at the theme park with water rides called Carowinds. I'm a car lover as well so I decided to go to the NASCAR Hall of fame!

I'm into science and I loved my trip to the Science museum. The Freedom Park is an amazing place as well, especially for hiking sports and lakeside events!

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