Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

Thank You

Thank you for contacting us.

Subscribe to email updates
* indicates required

Charlotte Region

ChesterfieldAnsonUnionMecklenburgLancasterChesterYorkStanlyCabarrusLincolnGastonClevelandCatawbaRowanIredell Alexander


Total Population2,874,584
Total Households1,094,365
Average Age37.7

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%

ESRI 2016

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2016$56,831 $28,124
2021$57,018 $30,667

ESRI 2016

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School240,20412.43%
High School Graduate429,29122.27%
Some College415,75321.57%
Associates Degree175,1729.09%
Bachelor's Degree399,92920.74%
Graduate/Professional Degree190,6609.89%

ESRI 2016

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


Labor Force1,489,233
Unemployment rate7.20%

ESRI 2016

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 9,893 0.71%
Construction 84,068 6.08%
Manufacturing 176,658 12.78%
Transportation and Warehousing 59,099 4.28%
Information 26,461 1.91%
Wholesale Trade 46,278 3.35%
Retail Trade 172,641 12.49%
Finance and Insurance 98,233 7.11%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 25,804 1.87%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 80,593 5.83%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,068 0.15%
Administartive and Support and Waste Management Services 62,936 4.55%
Educational Services 107,086 7.75%
Health Care and Social Assistance 169,130 12.23%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 30,197 2.18%
Accommodation and Food Services 106,084 7.67%
Other Services, except Public Administration 66,426 4.8%
Public Administration 41,659 3.01%

ESRI 2016


Charlotte USA is home to the world headquarters of seven 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