Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

Thank You

Thank you for contacting us.

Subscribe to email updates
* indicates required
ChesterfieldAnsonUnionMecklenburgLancasterChesterYorkStanlyCabarrusLincolnGastonClevelandCatawbaRowanIredell Alexander


Total Population1,076,837
Total Households399,504
Average Age34.7

Age % The Population

0-14 years20.60%
15-24 years13.78%
25-34 years15.77%
35-44 years15.00%
45-54 years13.40%
65+ years10.80%
55-64 years10.65%

JobsEQ 2017

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2021$63,271 $35,578

JobsEQ 2017

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School55,2589.7%
High School Graduate97,72717.2%
Some College115,73220.4%
Associates Degree43,9977.7%
Bachelor's Degree171,72530.2%
Graduate/Professional Degree83,86714.8%

JobsEQ 2017


Labor Force597,488
Unemployment Rate4.2%

JobsEQ 2017

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Atrium Health
Wells Fargo
American Airlines
Bank of America
Duke Energy

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 1,397 0.19%
Construction 37,464 5.18%
Manufacturing 34,616 4.79%
Transportation and Warehousing 39,643 5.49%
Information 23,346 3.23%
Wholesale Trade 40,120 5.55%
Retail Trade 66,608 9.22%
Finance and Insurance 62,275 8.62%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 14,682 2.03%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 60,969 8.44%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 29,891 4.14%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management Services 64,042 8.86%
Educational Services 35,853 4.96%
Health Care and Social Assistance 81,327 11.26%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 17,589 2.43%
Accommodation and Food Services 62,230 8.61%
Other Services, except Public Administration 30,535 4.23%
Public Administration 18,000 2.49%

JobsEQ 2017


Mecklenburg County offers the advantages of a “big-city” location but in a much more manageable-sized community and at a cost that is consistently below the national average. Mecklenburg County has more manufacturing firms than any other county in the Carolinas with over 1,275. It is also one of the nation’s largest distribution and trucking centers. Charlotte is the third largest financial services center in the U.S. and has one of the fastest growing IT markets in the country.

Charlotte has a thriving arts community and consistently leads the nation in giving for the arts. 

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Katie Hynes
330 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202



City of Charlotte
Kevin Dick

Mecklenburg County
Peter Zeiler

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