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 Population211,161
Total Households70,850
Average Age36.5

Age % The Population

0-14 years25.4%
15-24 years12.2%
25-34 years10.7%
35-44 years16.9%
45-54 years15.1%
65+ years10.1%
55-64 years9.7%

ESRI 2013

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

ESRI 2013

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School16,83912.7%
High School Graduate35,93227.1%
Some College29,03721.9%
Associates Degree10,3427.8%
Bachelor's Degree29,43522.2%
Graduate/Professional Degree10,8728.2%

ESRI 2013


Labor Force103,349
Unemployment Rate6.4%

NC ESC 2013

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Tyson Foods Inc.
TDY Industries
Pilgrims Pride Corporation
Scott Technologies
Charlotte Pip & Foundry Company

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 122 0.2%
Construction 7,767 9.6%
Manufacturing 10,741 13.2%
Transportation, Utilities 2,373 2.9%
Information 823 1%
Wholesale Trade 3,207 3.9%
Retail Trade 8,851 10.9%
FIRE 6,788 8.3%
Services 27,935 34.4%
Public Administration 10,844 13.3%

EMSI 2013


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