Age % The Population
|Less than High School||66,176||10%|
|High School Graduate||112,763||16.49%|
|Carolinas Healthcare System|
|Bank of America|
Charlotte USA regional counties
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining||867||0.16%|
|Transportation and Warehousing||23,475||4.37%|
|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%|
|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%|
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.
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