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

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Total Population956,904
Total Households372,083
Average Age34.4

Age % The Population

0-14 years21.4%
15-24 years13.6%
25-34 years16.8%
35-44 years15.8%
45-54 years13.8%
65+ years9.8%
55-64 years8.9%

ESRI 2013

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2013

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School70,35911.3%
High School Graduate120,17119.8%
Some College128,88820.7%
Associates Degree47,9447.7%
Bachelor's Degree173,71927.9%
Graduate/Professional Degree79,07612.7%

ESRI 2013


Labor Force507,764
Unemployment Rate7.7%

NC ESC 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Carolinas Healthcare System
Wells Fargo/Wachovia Corporation
US Airways
Harris Teeter Inc
Duke Energy

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 826 0.2%
Construction 34,635 4.7%
Manufacturing 34,737 4.7%
Transportation, Utilities 32,468 4.4%
Information 21,858 2.9%
Wholesale Trade 36,252 4.9%
Retail Trade 65,487 8.8%
FIRE 102,466 13.8%
Services 338,987 45.6%
Public Administration 74,258 10%

EMSI 2013


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
Brad Richardson

Mecklenburg County
John Allen

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