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Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Total Population224,868
Total Households74,847
Average Age36.8

Age % The Population

0-14 years23.54%
15-24 years12.98%
25-34 years11.08%
35-44 years14.66%
45-54 years15.15%
65+ years11.25%
55-64 years11.33%

ESRI 2016

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2015$67,264 $30,373
2020$76,343 $32,919

ESRI 2016

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School14,34010.00%
High School Graduate31,96122.39%
Some College31,25321.90%
Associates Degree12,0148.42%
Bachelor's Degree34,70824.32%
Graduate/Professional Degree13,4439.42%

ESRI 2016


Labor Force116,373
Unemployment Rate6.20%

ESRI 2016

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 1,537 1.40%
Construction 8,579 7.86%
Manufacturing 12,954 11.86%
Transportation and Warehousing 2,931 2.68%
Information 2,383 2.18%
Wholesale Trade 3,623 3.32%
Retail Trade 14,208 13.01%
Finance and Insurance 8,304 7.61%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1,910 1.75%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 6,693 6.13%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 152 0.14%
Administartive and Support and Waste Management Services 4,747 4.35%
Educational Services 9,398 8.61%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12,470 11.42%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,854 1.70%
Accommodation and Food Services 7,234 6.62%
Other Services, except Public Administration 5,618 5.14%
Public Administration 3,797 3.48%

ESRI 2016


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