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

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Total Population38,797
Total Households15,067
Average Age42.2

Age % The Population

0-14 years17.70%
15-24 years10.90%
25-34 years12.00%
35-44 years13.30%
45-54 years14.70%
65+ years13.80%
55-64 years17.60%

ESRI 2016

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2016

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School4,85118%
High School Graduate8,99432.5%
Some College5,63820.4%
Associates Degree2,4228.8%
Bachelor's Degree2,7409.9%
Graduate/Professional Degree1,0903.9%

ESRI 2016


Labor Force18,403
Unemployment Rate8.1%

ESRI 2016

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 438 2.60%
Construction 1,007 5.95%
Manufacturing 4,674 27.63%
Transportation, and Warehousing 942 5.57%
Information 53 0.31%
Wholesale Trade 467 2.76%
Retail Trade 1,997 11.80%
FIRE 392 2.43%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 5,457 34%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 690 4.30%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management 588 3.48%
Educational Services 1,134 6.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance 2,042 12.07%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 72 0.43%
Accommodation and Food Services 865 5.11%
Other Services, except Public Administration 970 5.73%
Public Administration 697 4.12%

ESRI 2016


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