City of Charlotte, NC
Charlotte is located in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. The median income is $52,916 and the median home value is $173,200. The unemployment rate is 11.67% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 24.4 minutes to work each day. The population is 53% White, 34% Black, 5% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 7% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Charlotte, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Charlotte has a Walk Score® of 24.
Median Household Income$52,916
Median Home Price$173,200
The motorsports industry is a driving force of the Charlotte USA economy.
For those who like to experience nature first hand, the U.S. Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC, is just the spot to visit. This U.S. Olympic training site is the world’s premier outdoor adventure and environmental education center, and it's just the place to raft the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Not only that, visitors can also flatwater kayak, mountain bike, trail run, hike more than 11 miles of trails and even climb one of the largest outdoor climbing structures in the U.S.
The 16-county Charlotte USA region is in the heart of the South and offers a healthy dose of Southern hospitality, charm and tradition. But that's to be expected in a region that hosts more than 850 foreign companies, eight Fortune 500 corporate headquarters and is the No. 2 financial center in the United States. Charlotte USA is highly diverse and sophisticated, offering cultural, recreational and lifestyle choices that are the envy of far larger areas.
SchoolsIn Charlotte, North Carolina
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Charlotte rates.
BusinessIn Charlotte, North Carolina
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Charlotte.
HealthIn Charlotte, North Carolina
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Charlotte.