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 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
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

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Charlotte Median Age

33.8


Total

33


Male

34.7


Female

Charlotte Adults

There are 610,670 adults, (76,030 of which are seniors) in Charlotte.

Charlotte Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Charlotte Sex Ratio

Female

421,063

52.06%

Male

387,771

47.94%

Charlotte Households and Families

Charlotte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Charlotte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.9%26.1%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family40.2%59.8%
Male39.2%60.8%
Female37.7%62.3%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charlotte Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All310,0412.5753.3
Non Family124,7801.3540.2
Married124,2723.3273.9
Female46,3513.537.7
Male14,6383.5639.2

3.29

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Charlotte Households

Charlotte Education

Charlotte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade27,3235.14%
9th to 12th Grade34,0556.41%
High School Graduate98,50918.54%
Some College109,21120.56%
Associates Degree39,0857.36%
Bachelors Degree147,75427.81%
Graduate Degree75,31414.18%

Charlotte Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White253,698243,362144,379
Black177,359157,06746,672
Hispanic58,83034,3289,410
Asian32,71426,86718,224
Other Race20,52410,2562,018
Multiple Races9,5418,9114,608
Native American1,6041,151262
Islander2751947

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 56.91%.

Charlotte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,000$41,901$32,615
Less Than High School$19,490$22,026$15,932
High School Grad$25,410$28,006$20,818
Some College$31,194$35,553$28,241
Bachelors Degree$51,222$62,925$41,603
Graduate Degree$67,956$92,906$52,733

$37,000

Average Earnings

$41,901

Average Male

$32,615

Average Female

Charlotte Language

Charlotte Language by Age

Charlotte Language

79.24% of Charlotte residents speak only English, while 20.76% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.84% of the population.

Charlotte Poverty

Charlotte Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black280,36161,21621.83%
Hispanic109,25329,48526.99%
White340,36326,0927.67%
Other39,24511,32628.86%
Asian47,8806,15812.86%
Multiple21,7144,21219.40%
Native2,45972029.28%

15.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.32%

Male Poverty Rate

17.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charlotte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charlotte is Native, with 29.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charlotte is White, with 7.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.41%.

Charlotte Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.65%
High School17.24%
Some College12.32%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%

Charlotte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.07%
Male Unemployed33.19%
Female Employed9.41%
Male Employed6.43%

Charlotte Income

Charlotte Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,599$83,141
Families$68,122$99,682
Married Families$90,185$125,099
Non Families$41,067$56,057

Charlotte Marital Status

Charlotte Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

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

Charlotte Veterans

Charlotte Veterans by War

36,073

Number of Veterans

31,573

Male Veterans

4,500

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam11,145
First Gulf War8,919
Second Gulf War5,882
Korea2,709
World War II1,404

Charlotte Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5412,058
55 to 647,223
65 to 747,203
75+6,182
18 to 343,407

Charlotte Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White20,8436.42%
Black13,9316.66%
Hispanic1,0701.52%
2 or More5384.40%
Asian3861.05%
Other2070.83%
Indian1518.11%
Hawaiian174.91%

Charlotte Veterans by Education

7.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charlotte Employment Status

Charlotte Employment by Age

72.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

8.5%

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

41.77%

Born in North Carolina

83.98%

Native Born

16.02%

Foreign Born

10.55%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.98% of Charlotte residents were born in the United States, with 41.77% having been born in North Carolina. 10.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.