Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

Moving to Charlotte? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Charlotte metro area comprises 7 counties in North Carolina and 3 counties in South Carolina. The largest cities in the Charlotte metro area are Concord, Gastonia and of course, Charlotte.

2,298,915 people live in Charlotte within 857,926 households. The population of Charlotte is 64% White, 22% Black and 3% Asian. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 9% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 9% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 36.7, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 25% of residents are under age 18. 12% are over age 65. 49% of Charlotte’s residents are male.

Who lives in Charlotte? There are 240,634 married couples without children and another 182,929 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 20,455 single dads and 69,691 single mothers. 227,557 residents of Charlotte live alone.

How affordable is Charlotte? The median household income in Charlotte is $52,591 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $28,403 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Charlotte area are found in Marvin with a median household income of $158,246, followed by Weddington and Tega Cay. The lowest incomes are in Gayle Mill with a median household income of $15,218, followed by East Spencer and Chester.

The highest home values in the Charlotte area are found in Marvin with a median home value of $553,200, followed by Westport and Weddington. The lowest home values are in Great Falls with a median home value of $47,000, followed by Gayle Mill and Eureka Mill.

22% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 33% earn less than $35,000. 7.5% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 21.2% of Charlotte's children live below the poverty line.


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