Age % The Population
|Less than High School||250,436||13.4%|
|High School Graduate||403,688||21.6%|
** Refers to highest level of education completed in total population, age 25+.
|Carolinas Healthcare System|
|Bank of America|
|Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.|
|Delhaize America Inc/Food Lion LLC|
|Duke Energy Corporation|
|Daimler Trucks North America|
|Lowes Companies, Inc.|
Charlotte USA regional counties
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining||7,899||.6%|
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.