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 Population209,661
Total Households81,343
Average Age39.7

Age % The Population

0-14 years19.7%
15-24 years12.7%
25-34 years12%
35-44 years14.8%
45-54 years15%
65+ years12.5%
55-64 years13.2%

ESRI 2013

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2013

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School28,1801937%
High School Graduate42,91430%
Some College33,33023.3%
Associates Degree12,5888.8%
Bachelor's Degree18,16712.7%
Graduate/Professional Degree7,8685.5%

ESRI 2013


Labor Force101,317
Unemployment Rate8.3%

NC ESC 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
CaroMont Health
Wal-Mart Associates Inc
American & Efird, Inc.
FKA Wix Filtration Corp

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 762 0.8%
Construction 5,086 5.2%
Manufacturing 12,658 13%
Transportation, Utilities 2,697 2.8%
Information 1,013 1%
Wholesale Trade 2,611 2.7%
Retail Trade 11,678 12%
FIRE 7,830 8.1%
Services 42,530 43.8%
Public Administration 10,261 10.6%

EMSI 2013


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