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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 Population2,795,018
Total Households1,074,171
Average Age37.7

Age % The Population

0-14 years20.2%
15-24 years13.0%
25-34 years13.2%
35-44 years14.1%
45-54 years14.3%
65+ years1.1%
55-64 years13.1%

ESRI 2015

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2015$51,206 $27,599
2020$57,384 $31,316

ESRI 2015

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School250,43613.4%
High School Graduate403,68821.6%
Some College409,29521.9%
Associates Degree164,4658.8%
Bachelor's Degree379,39220.3%
Graduate/Professional Degree183,1559.8%

ESRI 2015

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


Labor Force1,388,499
Unemployment rate5.30%

JobsEq 2015

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 7,899 .6%
Construction 86,886 6.6%
Manufacturing 179,038 13.6%
Transportation, Utilities 72,405 5.5%
Information 25,013 1.9%
Wholesale Trade 29,494 3.0%
Retail Trade 154,026 11.7%
FIRE 117,165 8.9%
Services 596,357 45.3%
Public Administration 38,177 2.9%

ESRI 2015


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