Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Total Population210,276
Total Households81,680
Average Age40.1

Age % The Population

0-14 years18.9%
15-24 years12.5%
25-34 years12.2%
35-44 years13.7%
45-54 years14.7%
65+ years13.1%
55-64 years14.8%

ESRI 2014

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2014

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School19.3%
High School Graduate29.9%
Some College24.2%
Associates Degree8.5%
Bachelor's Degree12.7%
Graduate/Professional Degree5.4%

ESRI 2014


Labor Force101,317
Unemployment Rate8.3%

NC ESC 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
CaroMont Health
Pharr Yarns, Inc.
Dole Fresh Foods
Wix Filtration Group

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 0.4%
Construction 6.8%
Manufacturing 17.8%
Transportation, Utilities 6.2%
Information 1.2%
Wholesale Trade 3.2%
Retail Trade 11.2%
FIRE 5.6%
Services 44.4%
Public Administration 3.3%

EMSI 2014


Gaston County is the second-largest county in the Charlotte region with a population of over 200,000.  With 16 fully equipped business parks – among the most in the region – and numerous buildings ranging from high-end to inexpensive, Gaston has a site to suit any prospect.  Due to a number of recent textile plant closings, Gaston offers Tier II incentives (among the best in the region) and a workforce eager for new opportunities. Its location just west of Charlotte means it is closer to Charlotte Douglas International Airport than any other county, even closer to the airport than parts of Mecklenburg County.

Gaston County Economic Development Commission
Donny Hicks, CEcD CCIM
P.O. Box 2339
Gastonia, NC 28053


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