Mecklenburg County NC Information


Mecklenburg County Subdivisions

Mecklenburg County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,063,054
Daytime Population: Workers 693,978
Daytime Population: Residents 518,635
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,212,613
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 1,046,726
Population in Familes 810,665
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,328
Population Density2 2,029
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $58,372
Average Household Income $87,456
Per Capita Income $34,674


Total Housing Units 454,549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237,810 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 179,858 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36,881 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $208,038
Average Home Value $283,282


Total Households 417,668
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 256,349
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.02% 1.98%
Households 1.98% 1.97%
Families 1.78% 1.85%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


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, 2017 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 Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 6 95th
Median Household Income # 6 95th
Per Capita Income # 4 97th

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