Mecklenburg County NC Information

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Mecklenburg County Subdivisions

Mecklenburg County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,042,130
Population in Households 1,025,475
Population in Familes 796,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,655
Population Density1 1,989
Diversity Index2 71
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 404,809
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 249,281
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 443,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233,022 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 171,787 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 38,501 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $204,136
Average Home Value $279,583
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,831
Average Household Income $84,002
Per Capita Income $32,956
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.02% 2.07%
Households 1.79% 1.98%
Families 1.62% 1.88%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Mecklenburg County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mecklenburg County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 6 95th
Median Household Income # 6 95th
Per Capita Income # 4 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.