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Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Population

Total Population220,182
Total Households84,488
Average Age40.4

Age % The Population

0-14 years19.2%
15-24 years12.5%
25-34 years12.1%
35-44 years13.6%
45-54 years14.7%
65+ years13.0%
55-64 years15.0%

JobsEQ 2017

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2017$44,288$23,710
2021$47,553 $25,961

JobsEQ 2017

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School6,63813.4%
High School Graduate16,97734.2%
Some College11,54423.3%
Associates Degree5,88911.9%
Bachelor's Degree5,27910.6%
Graduate/Professional Degree3,2706.6%

JobsEQ 2017

Labor

Emp.
Labor Force109,750
Employed104,615
Unemployed5,135
Unemployment Rate4.7%

JobsEQ 2017

Largest Employers

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

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 290 0.29%
Construction 5,748 5.77%
Manufacturing 16,801 16.85%
Transportation and Warehousing 4,886 4.90%
Information 1,373 1.38%
Wholesale Trade 3,231 3.24%
Retail Trade 12,492 12.53%
Finance and Insurance 3,651 3.66%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1,720 1.73%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 4,130 4.14%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 48 0.05%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management Services 4,100 4.11%
Educational Services 6,894 6.91%
Health Care and Social Assistance 13,774 13.82%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,456 1.46%
Accommodation and Food Services 8,292 8.32%
Other Services, except Public Administration 5,450 5.47%
Public Administration 3,559 3.57%

ESRI 2016

Media

 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