Charlotte, North Carolina Population 2019

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the second-largest in the Southeastern U.S. after Jacksonville, Florida. Charlotte is the 17th largest city in the United States with a population of 859,035 in 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.

Charlotte, North Carolina's estimated population is 859,035 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Charlotte, North Carolina is the 1st largest city in North Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2805.72 people/mi² (1083.29 people/km²), with a household density of 432.82 people/km² (1121.01 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 33.9 years, 33.1 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 343,222 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%, with a median rent of $1018/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $187,300.

The median income for households in Charlotte, North Carolina is $58,202, while the mean household income is $87,225. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual 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%
2010738,500197,6723.16%
2000540,828144,8943.17%
1990395,93480,4602.30%
1980315,47474,0542.71%
1970241,42039,8561.82%
1960201,56467,5224.16%
1950134,04233,1432.88%
1940100,89918,2242.01%
193082,67536,3375.96%
192046,33812,3243.14%
191034,01415,9236.52%
190018,0916,5344.58%
189011,5574,4635.00%
18807,0942,6214.72%
18704,4732,1736.88%
18602,3001,2007.65%
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
White413,212
Black or African American289,406
Asian51,437
Some Other Race45,268
Two or More Races23,731
American Indian and Alaska Native2,523
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander483

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Charlotte Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Charlotte Median Age

33.9


Total

33.1


Male

34.8


Female

Charlotte Adults

There are 625,676 adults, (80,050 of whom are seniors) in Charlotte.

Charlotte Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Charlotte Sex Ratio

Female

430,206

52.08%

Male

395,854

47.92%

Charlotte Households and Families

Charlotte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Charlotte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All53.1%46.9%
Non Family39.9%60.1%
Male37.9%62.1%
Female37.6%62.4%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charlotte Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All316,4812.5753.1
Married127,8173.3373.6
Non Family127,8011.3539.9
Female45,8403.5237.6
Male15,0233.6237.9

3.3

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Charlotte Households

Charlotte Education

Charlotte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28,5635.24%
9th to 12th Grade33,4836.14%
High School Graduate98,65518.09%
Some College110,04820.18%
Associates Degree40,7307.47%
Bachelors Degree154,05028.24%
Graduate Degree79,90614.65%

Charlotte Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White256,879246,794148,751
Black182,433162,25950,829
Hispanic61,24336,45910,285
Asian34,96528,59919,354
Other Race23,69912,8282,607
Multiple Races10,3349,5794,741
Native American1,6981,062218
Islander19114720

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.07%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.91%.

Charlotte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,698$43,496$34,764
Less Than High School$20,286$22,766$16,722
High School Grad$25,955$29,387$21,638
Some College$31,943$35,959$29,235
Bachelors Degree$52,519$65,021$43,934
Graduate Degree$69,801$93,771$54,728

$38,698

Average Earnings

$43,496

Average Male

$34,764

Average Female

Charlotte Language

Charlotte Language by Age

Charlotte Language

78.76% of Charlotte residents speak only English, while 21.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.04% of the population.

Charlotte Poverty

Charlotte Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black284,60956,36619.80%
Hispanic114,27229,50025.82%
White343,26325,4077.40%
Other44,85712,32227.47%
Asian50,8846,74813.26%
Multiple23,1904,25218.34%
Native2,50971728.58%

14.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.57%

Male Poverty Rate

16.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charlotte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charlotte is Native, with 28.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charlotte is White, with 7.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.45%.

Charlotte Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.65%
High School16.17%
Some College11.42%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%

Charlotte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.44%
Male Unemployed32.01%
Female Employed8.96%
Male Employed5.94%

Charlotte Income

Charlotte Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,202$87,225
Families$71,516$105,021
Married Families$94,238$131,015
Non Families$42,329$58,323

Charlotte Marital Status

Charlotte Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Charlotte Married by Age and Sex

Charlotte Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Charlotte Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Charlotte Veterans

Charlotte Veterans by War

35,382

Number of Veterans

31,071

Male Veterans

4,311

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,575
First Gulf War8,651
Second Gulf War6,554
Korea2,492
World War II1,179

Charlotte Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5411,329
65 to 747,465
55 to 647,074
75+6,054
18 to 343,460

Charlotte Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White20,2876.19%
Black13,7816.43%
Hispanic1,2241.67%
2 or More5294.00%
Asian3430.87%
Other3361.17%
Indian794.09%
Hawaiian2710.51%

Charlotte Veterans by Education

7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charlotte Employment Status

Charlotte Employment by Age

72%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Charlotte Employment by Race

Charlotte Employment by Education

Charlotte Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.49%

Born in North Carolina

83.57%

Native Born

16.43%

Foreign Born

10.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.57% of Charlotte residents were born in the United States, with 41.49% having been born in North Carolina. 10.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.