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

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Total Population38,547
Total Households15,079
Average Age41.9

Age % The Population

0-14 years18.6%
15-24 years11.3%
25-34 years11.8%
35-44 years14.3%
45-54 years15.5%
65+ years13.3%
55-64 years15.1%

ESRI 2014

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2014

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School22.0%
High School Graduate39.2%
Some College18.8%
Associates Degree8.9%
Bachelor's Degree7.2%
Graduate/Professional Degree3.7%

ESRI 2014


Labor Force16,056

NC ESC 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
The Mitchell Gold Co.
Craftsmaster Furniture Corp.
Brigette's Staffing Inc.
Schneider Mills Industries Inc.
Hancock & Moore

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 2.3%
Construction 6.4%
Manufacturing 29.5%
Transportation, Utilities 5.0%
Information 0.7%
Wholesale Trade 3.4%
Retail Trade 11.3%
FIRE 2.9%
Services 34.7%
Public Administration 3.8%

EMSI 2014


Alexander County is located in the scenic foothills of North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. Bordered on the south by the Catawba River, the county offers numerous recreational activities as well as upscale and moderate housing.

While farming is an important part of the economy, Alexander County also has a long tradition of manufacturing. In fact, with over 30 percent of the workforce holding manufacturing jobs, the county has one of the highest manufacturing workforce percentages in the state, producing goods such as furniture, textiles, fiberglass components, plastics and lumber products.

Alexander County’s motto is “Gem of North Carolina,” referring to the precious stones found in the Hiddenite community as well as the low taxes, affordable sites, dependable workforce, and small-town quality of life which make Alexander County an attractive location for industry and business.

Alexander County Economic Development
David Icenhour
621 Liledoun Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681

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