Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Total Population214,256
Total Households71,615
Average Age36.7

Age % The Population

0-14 years24.1%
15-24 years13.0%
25-34 years10.7%
35-44 years15.2%
45-54 years15.4%
65+ years10.9%
55-64 years10.9%

ESRI 2014

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2014

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School12.8%
High School Graduate26.1%
Some College21.7%
Associates Degree8.0%
Bachelor's Degree22.7%
Graduate/Professional Degree8.6%

ESRI 2014


Labor Force103,349
Unemployment Rate6.4%

NC ESC 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Tyson Foods Inc.
ATI Allvac
Employee Leasing Solutions Inc
Scott Technologies
Charlotte Pip & Foundry Company

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 1.1%
Construction 9.0%
Manufacturing 12.4%
Transportation, Utilities 3.7%
Information 1.8%
Wholesale Trade 3.5%
Retail Trade 12.4%
FIRE 8.4%
Services 44.6&
Public Administration 3.1%

EMSI 2014


Adjacent to Charlotte and Interstate 485, Union County has become so attractive, it is the seventh fastest-growing county in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and has surpassed all others in both Carolinas.

The productivity and competitive labor force, exceeding 90,000, utilizes the innovative curriculum offered by South Piedmont Community College. A degree program in metallurgy, one of only two in the nation, demonstrates the college’s eagerness to adapt to the needs of industry.  In addition, the emergence of a dynamic medical services cluster has recently prompted several expansions in the county and proves to be a continued source of new investment.

Monroe-Union County Economic Development
Chris Platé
P.O. Box 69
Monroe, NC 28111



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