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Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Total Population974,119
Total Households383,754
Average Age34.7

Age % The Population

0-14 years20.9%
15-24 years13.9%
25-34 years15.7%
35-44 years15.3%
45-54 years13.7%
65+ years10.6%
55-64 years10.1%

ESRI 2014

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2014

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School10.9%
High School Graduate19.7%
Some College21.1%
Associates Degree7.6%
Bachelor's Degree27.9%
Graduate/Professional Degree12.8%

ESRI 2014


Labor Force507,764
Unemployment Rate7.7%

NC ESC 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Carolinas Healthcare System
Wells Fargo
American Airlines
Bank of America
Duke Energy

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 0.2%
Construction 6.5%
Manufacturing 8.1%
Transportation, Utilities 5.0%
Information 2.1%
Wholesale Trade 3.1%
Retail Trade 10.3%
FIRE 13.5%
Services 49.3%
Public Administration 1.9%

EMSI 2014


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 second largest financial services center in the U.S., right behind New York, and is becoming known as the New Energy Capital.

Charlotte has a thriving arts community and consistently leads the nation in giving for the arts. Education is also first-rate in Mecklenburg County, with nine high schools listed in Newsweek's top 500.

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Edge
330 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202



City of Charlotte
Bill Cronin

Mecklenburg County
John Allen

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