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Charlotte, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina with a population of 871,502 as of July 1, 2019. Charlotte ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Charlotte is located at latitude 35.2271 and longitude -80.8431 in Mecklenburg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charlotte encompass a land area of 303.45 sq. miles and a water area of 2.02 sq. miles. Mecklenburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of Charlotte (GNIS ID: 2404032) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Charlotte is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Mecklenburg County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Charlotte: Charlottesburg, Charlottesburgh.

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Charlotte, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Charlotte, NC Housing Affordability Index is 128
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Charlotte, NC Wealth Index is 96
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 871,502
Population in Households 857,502
Population in Familes 650,802
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,000
Population Density 2,843
Diversity Index1 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,022
Average Household Income $92,983
Per Capita Income $37,053
Wealth Index3 96

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 376,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178,043 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 168,032 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,490 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $227,543
Housing Affordability Index2 128
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 346,075
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 205,121
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.85% 1.88%
Households 1.87% 1.92%
Families 1.63% 1.78%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Charlotte, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charlotte to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 46 94th
Median Household Income # 128 83rd
Per Capita Income # 95 87th

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