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Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Total Population99,073
Total Households39,159
Average Age41.7

Age % The Population

0-14 years17.80%
15-24 years13.20%
25-34 years11.30%
35-44 years12%
45-54 years14.50%
65+ years14.10%
55-64 years17.20%

ESRI 2015

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2015

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School11,49516.80%
High School Graduate19,08927.90%
Some College14,57421.30%
Associates Degree7,66311.20%
Bachelor's Degree7,66311.20%
Graduate/Professional Degree4,3116.30%

ESRI 2015


Labor Force46,681
Unemployment Rate6.30%

JobsEQ 2015

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Hanes Brands Inc.
Baldor Electric Company
PPG Industries Inc

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 458 1.1%
Construction 2,208 5.3%
Manufacturing 7,747 18.6%
Transportation, Utilities 2,582 6.2%
Information 458 1.1%
Wholesale Trade 792 1.9%
Retail Trade 5,373 12.9%
FIRE 1,499 3.6%
Services 18,993 45.6%
Public Administration 1,500 3.6%

ESRI 2015


Ranked one of the top 10 best small markets by Southern Business and Development magazine, Cleveland County is easily accessed by four major interstates (I-85, I-77, I-26 and I-40) and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (just 40 minutes away). Products of this diverse manufacturing community include transmissions, aircraft parts, ceramic capacitor material, electric motors, emergency products and various specialized textiles. Industries range from operations that employ just a handful of people to large manufacturing plants with well over 1,000 employees. Cleveland County is home to numerous ISO 9000 certified companies, has no union activity, boasts 18.6 percent of the workforce involved in manufacturing, and is classified as an attainment county.

Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership
Kristin Reese
1800 East Marion St.
Shelby, NC 28152



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