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 Population218,299
Total Households73,032
Average Age36.8

Age % The Population

0-14 years23.80%
15-24 years13.10%
25-34 years10.70%
35-44 years14.90%
45-54 years15.40%
65+ years11.00%
55-64 years11.10%

ESRI 2015

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2015$66,670 $30,584
2020$74,599 $34,371

ESRI 2015

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School15,42911.2%
High School Graduate29,34321.3%
Some College29,75621.6%
Associates Degree11,9858.7%
Bachelor's Degree32,92423.9%
Graduate/Professional Degree13,2259.6%

ESRI 2015


Labor Force104,127
Unemployment Rate4.80%

JobsEQ 2015

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 1,009 1.0%
Construction 8,875 8.8%
Manufacturing 12,606 12.5%
Transportation, Utilities 3,429 3.4%
Information 2,017 2.0%
Wholesale Trade 3,429 3.4%
Retail Trade 12,707 12.6%
FIRE 8,371 8.3%
Services 44,374 44.0%
Public Administration 3,530 3.5%

ESRI 2015


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