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

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Total Population999,426
Total Households393,731
Average Age34.9

Age % The Population

0-14 years20.70%
15-24 years13.80%
25-34 years15.60%
35-44 years15.20%
45-54 years13.50%
65+ years10.70%
55-64 years10.40%

ESRI 2015

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2015$55,628 $32,549
2020$61,852 $36,536

ESRI 2015

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School66,08610.1%
High School Graduate105,99916.2%
Some College137,40621.0%
Associates Degree49,0747.5%
Bachelor's Degree187,13528.6%
Graduate/Professional Degree92,91314.2%

ESRI 2014


Labor Force526,058
Unemployment Rate5.20%

JobsEQ 2015

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 10,180 0.2%
Construction 32,068 6.3%
Manufacturing 41,738 8.2%
Transportation, Utilities 26,977 5.3%
Information 12,216 2.4%
Wholesale Trade 15,270 3.0%
Retail Trade 53,445 10.5%
FIRE 67,697 13.3%
Services 247,885 48.7%
Public Administration 10,689 2.1%

ESRI 2015


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