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

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Total Population241,497
Total Households92,402
Average Age38.1

Age % The Population

0-14 years20.50%
15-24 years12.90%
25-34 years12.40%
35-44 years13.00%
45-54 years13.50%
65+ years13.00%
55-64 years15.10%

ESRI 2015

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2015$55,233 $28,079
2020$61,931 $31,919

ESRI 2015

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School17,55411%
High School Graduate36,54422.9%
Some College34,30921.5%
Associates Degree15,95810.0%
Bachelor's Degree32,23520.2%
Graduate/Professional Degree16,11710.1%

ESRI 2015


Labor Force120,754
Unemployment Rate5.30%

JobsEQ 2015

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Ross Distribution
Duke Power - Catawba Nuclear Station
Schaeffler Group USA, Inc

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 2,119 0.5%
Construction 7,027 6.3%
Manufacturing 16,284 14.6%
Transportation, Utilities 6,469 5.8%
Information 2,565 2.3%
Wholesale Trade 3,792 3.4%
Retail Trade 11,823 10.6%
FIRE 8,923 8.0%
Services 51,083 45.8%
Public Administration 3,123 2.8%

ESRI 2015


York County capitalizes on its geography, offering the advantages of a South Carolina location and business climate with adjacent access to the largest metropolitan area in the two Carolinas – Charlotte. Just across the South Carolina border, York County brings together the grace and charm of life in a small community with the opportunities and advantages of the big city. The city of Rock Hill serves as the commercial center, while the city of York is the county seat. Accessibility is key and York County boasts many transportation advantages. I-77 runs through the eastern portion of York County and I-85 runs near the northwestern part of the county, joined together by an excellent highway network. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than 30 minutes away and the Port of Charleston, the busiest container port in the Southeast and fourth nationally, is a three-hour drive. The diversity and strength of the business community continually supports growth. In the past several years, York County has averaged $200 million in industry and business development and 1,700 new jobs annually. So, why York County? The best of all worlds is offered here. Quality of life including top ranked schools in the state, excellent business climate, and accessibility are just the beginning. South Carolina incentives make the move to York County a smart one. Our reasonable cost of operation and productive labor force make staying in business here even smarter.

York County Economic Development Board
David Swenson, CeCD
1830 Second Baxter Crossing
Fort Mill, SC 29708

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