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Charlotte Regional Partnership
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Charlotte Region

ChesterfieldAnsonUnionMecklenburgLancasterChesterYorkStanlyCabarrusLincolnGastonClevelandCatawbaRowanIredell Alexander


Total Population2,950,320
Total Households1,162,211
Average Age38

Age % The Population

0-14 years20.05%
15-24 years12.80%
25-34 years13.40%
35-44 years13.98%
45-54 years14.08%
65+ years12.22%
55-64 years13.39%

JobsEQ 2017

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2017$53,704 $28,740
2021$57,018 $30,667


Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School172,722 11.4%
High School Graduate370,803 24.5%
Some College332,94822.0%
Associates Degree143,502 9.5%
Bachelor's Degree338,855 22.4%
Graduate/Professional Degree153,364 10.1%

JobsEQ 2017

** Refers to highest level of education completed in total population, age 25+.


Labor Force1,534,457
Unemployment rate4.4%

JobsEQ 2017

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Atrium Health
Wells Fargo
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Bank of America
Novant Health
American Airlines
Lowes Companies, Inc.
Kroger Co./Harris Teeter
Duke Energy Corporation
Delhaize America Inc/Food Lion LLC
Compass Group N.A.

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 9,446 0.71%
Construction 81,222 5.67%
Manufacturing 153,153 10.68%
Wholesale Trade 68,355 4.77%
Retail Trade 153,568 10.71%
Transportation and Warehousing 69,345 4.84%
Information 30,269 2.11%
Finance and Insurance 76,589 5.34%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 22,469 1.57%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 87,907 6.13%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 42,765 2.98%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management Services 109,054 7.61%
Educational Services 91,381 6.37%
Health Care and Social Assistance 163,267 11.39%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 31,755 2.21%
Accommodation and Food Services 125,172 8.73%
Other Services, except Public Administration 62,284 4.34%
Public Administration 49,304 3.44%

JobsEQ 2017


Charlotte USA is home to the world headquarters of 6 Fortune 500 companies, and since 2010, new and expanding businesses have utilized our services and invested more than $3 billion here, creating more than 20,000 new jobs. The Charlotte region consists of about 2.9 million people living in 16 counties in two different states, 12 counties in North Carolina and four in South Carolina. It is strategically located in the center of the East Coast, and the importance of this Eastern time zone location cannot be overestimated. For example, within two hours’ flight time or one day's delivery by motor freight, businesses in the Charlotte USA region can reach almost 60 percent of the population of the United States and more than 60 percent of the nation’s industrial base.

Charlotte Regional Partnership
Ronnie Bryant
550 South Caldwell St.
Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202