Charlotte, North Carolina Population 2018

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the second-largest in the Southeastern U.S. after Jacksonville, FL. Charlotte is the 17th largest city in the United States with a population of 810,000 in 2015.

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 Growth Growth Rate
2017859,03515,5511.84%
2016843,48416,7742.03%
2015826,71018,3902.28%
2014808,32015,4461.95%
2013792,87418,6212.41%
2012774,25318,4462.44%
2011755,80717,3072.34%
2010738,500197,67236.55%
2000540,828144,89436.60%
1990395,93480,46025.50%
1980315,47474,05430.67%
1970241,42039,85619.77%
1960201,56467,52250.37%
1950134,04233,14332.85%
1940100,89918,22422.04%
193082,67536,33778.42%
192046,33812,32436.23%
191034,01415,92388.02%
190018,0916,53456.54%
189011,5574,46362.91%
18807,0942,62158.60%
18704,4732,17394.48%
18602,3001,200109.09%
18501,1000.00%

Charlotte Population in 2018Source: By Riction [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White410,288
Black or African American285,161
Asian48,317
Some Other Race39,553
Two or More Races22,349
American Indian and Alaska Native2,478
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander688

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Charlotte Population Pyramid 2018

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Charlotte Median Age

33.8


Total

33


Male

34.7


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 648,571 adults in Charlotte.

Charlotte Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Charlotte Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.4
Houses Without Mortgage
34,959
Houses With Mortgage
130,230
Vacancy Rate
8.1
Median Rent
966
Median Home Value
178,000
Renter-Occupied Units
144,852
Owner-Occupied Units
165,189
Total Housing Units
337,375

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Charlotte for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.1% and the labor force participation rate is 72.1%.

Charlotte Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.57
Average Family Size
3.29
Total Households
310041
Married Couple Households
124272
Male Householder (no wife) Families
14638
Female Householder (no husband) Families
46351
Non Family Households
124780
Total Families
185261
Households With Own Children
91982
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.2
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.6

Charlotte Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
20,665
$10,000 to $14,999
13,504
$15,000 to $24,999
29,805
$25,000 to $34,999
32,630
$35,000 to $49,999
43,400
$50,000 to $74,999
55,219
$75,000 to $99,999
36,609
$100,000 to $149,999
39,886
$150,000 to $199,999
15,935
Over $200,000
22,388

Charlotte Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Charlotte

North Carolina

$55,599

$48,256

$83,141

$67,367

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Charlotte Education Data

Charlotte Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
27,3235.14%
9th to 12th Grade
34,0556.41%
High School Graduate
98,50918.54%
Some College
109,21120.56%
Associates Degree
39,0857.36%
Bachelors Degree
147,75427.81%
Graduate Degree
75,31414.18%