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

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Population

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
2000$39,476$19,225
2014$42,045$22,264
2019$50,041$24,656

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

Emp.
Labor Force101,317
Employed92,891
Unemployed8,426
Unemployment Rate8.3%

NC ESC 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
CaroMont Health
Pharr Yarns, Inc.
Freightliner
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

Media

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
 
704-825-4046

gaston.org

Donny.Hicks@gastongov.com

 

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

704-347-6582

charlotteusa.com

rbryant@charlotteusa.com