Charlotte Population 2017

While the city proper has 810,000 residents, the larger urban area has 1.25 million people. The Charlotte metropolitan area has almost 2.4 million people, which makes it the 22nd largest in the U.S. The city proper has a population density of 2,720 people per square mile (1,050/square kilometer).

Charlotte is a major commerce center and the second-largest banking center in the country with the corporate headquarters for Bank of America and the East Coast operations for Wells Fargo. The Queen City is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets, two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the 23rd busiest airport in the world.

Charlotte Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the racial make-up of te city was 45% non-Hispanic white, 35% black, 13% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 5% Asian American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander; 7% other race, and 2.7% two or more races.

Charlotte is historically Protestant and the historic seat of Southern Presbyterianism. Despite this, many new faiths have made their way to the region. The Presbyterian Church is the 4th larges denomination in the city. Other major denominations include the Presbyterian Church in America, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the Advent Christian Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, and the National Baptist Convention, which is the largest predominantly African American denomination in the country. Charlotte also has the largest Jewish community of the Carolinas with two major synagogues.

With almost 52% of Charlotteans being religiously affiliated, Charlotte is the second-most religious city in the country.

Charlotte Population Growth

Charlotte is currently the third fastest-growing major U.S. city. If its population growth continues, Charlotte's population is set to surge by 47% from 2010 to 2030, growing from 1.87 million to about 2.74 million in just twenty years.

Much of the growth in the region is due to foreign immigration as well as return migration to the South for the lower cost of living.

Year Population Change
2015827,09713.10%
2010731,42435.20%
2000540,82836.60%
1990395,93425.50%
1980315,47430.70%
1970241,42019.80%
1960201,56450.40%
1950134,04232.80%
1940100,89922.00%
193082,67578.40%
192046,33836.20%
191034,01488.00%
190018,09156.50%
189011,55762.90%
18807,09458.60%
18704,47394.50%
18602,300109.10%
18501,1000.00%

Charlotte Population in 2017Source: Riction

Charlotte Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White401,95251.88%
Black or African American270,89434.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,1850.41%
Asian43,0555.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4740.06%
Some Other Race34,4884.45%
Two or More Races20,7592.68%

Population Pyramid

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Charlotte Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units
333,257
Owner-Occupied Units
165,158
Renter-Occupied Units
140,330
Median Home Value
172,000
Median Rent
926
Vacancy Rate
8.3
Houses With Mortgage
131,241
Houses Without Mortgage
33,917
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.4

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Charlotte for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.9% and the labor force participation rate is 72.1%.

Charlotte Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.55
Average Family Size
3.25
Married Couple Families
122792
Male Householder (no wife) Families
14475
Female Householder (no husband) Families
46981
Non Family Households
0
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.1
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.6