Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population 2018

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina's estimated population is 1,076,837 with a growth rate of 6.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is the 1st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20171,076,83765,0636.43%
20161,011,774-45,463-4.30%
20161,057,23722,7952.20%
20151,034,44223,1272.29%
20141,011,31519,6961.99%
2013991,61923,4152.42%
2012968,20423,2612.46%
2011944,94321,7412.35%
2010923,202411,76980.51%
1990511,433107,16326.51%
1980404,27049,61413.99%
1970354,65682,54530.34%
1960272,11175,05938.09%
1950197,05245,22629.79%
1940151,82623,85518.64%
1930127,97147,27658.59%
192080,69513,66420.38%
191067,03111,76321.28%
190055,26812,59529.52%
189042,6738,49824.87%
188034,1759,87640.64%
187024,2996,92539.86%
186017,3743,46024.87%
185013,914-4,359-23.85%
184018,273-1,800-8.97%
183020,0733,17818.81%
182016,8952,62318.38%
181014,2723,83336.72%
180010,439-956-8.39%
179011,3950.00%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White565,183
Black or African American315,272
Asian53,861
Some Other Race45,532
Two or More Races28,026
American Indian and Alaska Native3,181
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander719

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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Median Age

34.7


Total

33.7


Male

35.8


Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Adults

There are 762,878 adults, (101,177 of which are seniors) in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

525,737

51.96%

Male

486,037

48.04%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households and Families

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
All56.9%43.1%
Male43.6%56.4%
Non Family42.4%57.6%
Female40.1%59.9%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All386,8042.5856.9
Married167,4203.2876.6
Non Family147,6691.3442.4
Female54,3823.4540.1
Male17,3333.5543.6

3.26

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Education

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,5774.57%
9th to 12th Grade38,9335.81%
High School Graduate123,44418.43%
Some College137,59820.54%
Associates Degree50,5727.55%
Bachelors Degree191,98728.66%
Graduate Degree96,67814.43%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White357,765343,449196,699
Black196,672175,15454,583
Hispanic68,00741,18011,501
Asian36,51030,28820,497
Other Race23,71412,5922,590
Multiple Races11,58810,8215,492
Native American2,1521,549436
Islander2912107

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 56.14%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,709$44,944$33,546
Less Than High School$19,616$22,066$15,939
High School Grad$26,041$29,500$21,232
Some College$31,903$36,999$29,062
Bachelors Degree$52,297$66,210$41,910
Graduate Degree$68,629$95,203$52,879

$38,709

Average Earnings

$44,944

Average Male

$33,546

Average Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language by Age

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

80.91% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 19.09% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.85% of the population.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black309,99664,17520.70%
White483,10034,2047.08%
Hispanic126,23432,45725.71%
Other45,22412,44727.52%
Asian53,3266,67712.52%
Multiple27,3224,87717.85%
Native3,16283026.25%

14.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.82%

Male Poverty Rate

15.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is Other, with 27.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is White, with 7.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.78%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.87%
High School15.92%
Some College11.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.71%
Male Unemployed31.71%
Female Employed8.38%
Male Employed5.88%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Income

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,268$86,220
Families$73,250$103,113
Married Families$93,773$126,070
Non Families$41,415$56,362

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 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.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by War

48,088

Number of Veterans

42,460

Male Veterans

5,628

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam15,456
First Gulf War11,515
Second Gulf War7,814
Korea3,702
World War II1,915

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5415,534
65 to 7410,333
55 to 649,347
75+8,475
18 to 344,399

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White30,8536.95%
Black15,5076.71%
Hispanic1,3951.72%
2 or More7795.20%
Asian4581.12%
Other3111.09%
Indian1636.72%
Hawaiian174.61%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment Status

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Age

71.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Charlotte73561284205110643914.47%
Huntersville4675954839808017.28%
Matthews2718531495431015.85%
Cornelius2486928515364614.66%
Mint Hill 2265526236358115.81%
Stallings 1375015378162811.84%
Davidson 1090312452154914.21%
Weddington 948910642115312.15%
Pineville74798593111414.90%
Midland 3077350142413.78%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990