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

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Total Population1,042,130
Total Households404,809
Average Age34.9

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%

ESRI 2016

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2016$56,831 $32,956
2021$63,271 $35,578

ESRI 2016

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School66,17610%
High School Graduate112,76316.49%
Some College140,89820.60%
Associates Degree52,9447.74%
Bachelor's Degree197,18228.83%
Graduate/Professional Degree98,59314.42%

ESRI 2016


Labor Force573,871
Unemployment Rate6.50%

ESRI 2016

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 867 0.16%
Construction 30,374 5.66%
Manufacturing 40,857 7.61%
Transportation and Warehousing 23,475 4.37%
Information 13,744 2.56%
Wholesale Trade 17,719 3.30%
Retail Trade 60,851 11.34%
Finance and Insurance 56,634 10.55%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 12,893 2.40%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 45,086 8.40%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 800 0.15%
Administartive and Support and Waste Management Services 26,770 4.98%
Educational Services 41,075 7.65%
Health Care and Social Assistance 60,580 11.29%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 14,015 2.61%
Accommodation and Food Services 47,905 8.92%
Other Services, except Public Administration 25,939 4.83%
Public Administration 11,529 2.15%

ESRI 2016


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
Kevin Dick

Mecklenburg County
Peter Zeiler

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