Mecklenburg County NC Information


Mecklenburg County Subdivisions

Mecklenburg County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 999,426
Population in Households 983,049
Population in Familes 762,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,377
Population Density1 1,908
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 393,731
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 242,772
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 432,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227,536 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 166,195 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 38,893 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $237,071
Average Home Value $316,998


Median Household Income $55,628
Average Household Income $82,397
Per Capita Income $32,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.6% 2.16%
Households 1.6% 2.19%
Families 1.42% 2.08%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 7 94th
Median Household Income # 6 95th
Per Capita Income # 3 98th

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