Charlotte, NC: What you need to know

One of the fastest growing major cities in America is Charlotte, which ranks among the Top 10 Best Cities for College Grads, according to Livability.com. Charlotte is the nation’s second-largest banking center behind New York, and nine Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Professional sports teams include the Panthers and Hornets, while Charlotte Douglas International Airport is an international hub. “The Queen City” has nearly 200 individual neighborhoods.


Charlotte, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 792,137
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $53,637
Median Home Price $172,000
Walkscore 24
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Charlotte, NC Real Estate

This 16-county region offers a unique blend of Southern tradition and urban flair.

Discover what makes Charlotte, N.C., and nearby communities best places to live.

Charlotte, NC Business and Economy

Led by health-care providers and financial services, Charlotte USA is a region with a large and varied workforce that supports a variety of industries.

Charlotte, NC Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 48%
  Female 52%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 497
In Charlotte, NC

 
6.3% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Charlotte, NC

Median Population

Median Age 33.7%
Age 18 Over 75.4%
Age 21 Over 71.4%
Age 62 Over 11.8%
Age 65 Over 9.2%

Race

  Ethnicity White 51.6%
  Ethnicity Black 34.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 5.8%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 13.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 4.6%

Economics

  Median Household Income $53,637
  Median Home Price $172,000
  Homes Owned 45.9%
  Homes Rent 54.1%
  Median Property Rent $926

Language

  English Only 79.5%
  English Other 20.5%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 24.9 MINUTES
in Charlotte, NC

Commute Types

  Walked 2.1%
  Worked at Home 5.7%
  Public Transportation 3.8%
  Other Means 1.3%
  Drove Alone 76.6%
  Carpooled 10.4%

24/100
WALK SCORE
for Charlotte, NC