Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Charlotte Region

ChesterfieldAnsonUnionMecklenburgLancasterChesterYorkStanlyCabarrusLincolnGastonClevelandCatawbaRowanIredell Alexander


Total Population2,754,985
Total Households1,058,729
Average Age37.5

Age % The Population

0-14 years20.4%
15-24 years13.0%
25-34 years13.2%
35-44 years14.2%
45-54 years14.4%
65+ years12.0%
55-64 years12.8%

ESRI 2014

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2014

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School14.8%
High School Graduate26.8%
Some College21.7%
Associates Degree8.6%
Bachelor's Degree19.5%
Graduate/Professional Degree8.7%

ESRI 2014

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


Labor Force1,294,658

ESRI 2014

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Carolinas Healthcare System
Wells Fargo
Bank of America
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Novant Health
Delhaize America Inc/Food Lion LLC
Duke Energy Corporation
Ruddick Corporation
Daimler Trucks North America
Lowes Companies, Inc.
American Airlines

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining .7%
Construction 6.7%
Manufacturing 13.5%
Transportation, Utilities 5.3%
Information 1.7%
Wholesale Trade 3.1%
Retail Trade 11.4%
FIRE 9.1%
Services 45.9%
Public Administration 2.6%

EMSI 2014


Charlotte USA is home to the world headquarters of eight Fortune 500 companies, and since 1990, new and expanding businesses have invested more than $18 billion here, creating more than 170,000 new jobs. The Charlotte region consists of about 2.8 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