Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population 2018

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina's estimated population is 1,076,837 with a growth rate of 1.85% 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
20171,034,290-42,547-3.95%
20171,076,83719,6001.85%
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
White569,985
Black or African American322,495
Asian56,976
Some Other Race51,415
Two or More Races29,787
American Indian and Alaska Native3,080
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander552

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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

10,00020,00030,00040,000 Male Population10,00020,00030,00040,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Median Age

34.9


Total

33.8


Male

35.9


Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Adults

There are 782,540 adults, (107,167 of whom are seniors) in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

537,168

51.94%

Male

497,122

48.06%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All56.7%43.3%
Non Family42.1%57.9%
Male41.9%58.1%
Female39.7%60.3%

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All395,5032.5856.7
Married172,3103.2876.3
Non Family151,2011.3342.1
Female54,0193.4739.7
Male17,9733.641.9

3.26

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

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 Grade31,6114.59%
9th to 12th Grade38,0335.53%
High School Graduate123,24517.91%
Some College138,99120.20%
Associates Degree52,9697.70%
Bachelors Degree200,70629.17%
Graduate Degree102,49114.90%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White362,822349,188202,877
Black203,598182,43560,208
Hispanic70,73843,49112,644
Asian38,76732,06721,699
Other Race27,06215,0473,144
Multiple Races12,44811,5235,717
Native American2,1961,398375
Islander24019650

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.97%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,474$46,649$35,396
Less Than High School$20,474$22,877$16,790
High School Grad$26,674$30,848$21,976
Some College$32,724$37,393$30,006
Bachelors Degree$53,986$67,445$44,324
Graduate Degree$70,134$95,138$54,549

$40,474

Average Earnings

$46,649

Average Male

$35,396

Average Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language by Age

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

80.57% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 19.43% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.99% of the population.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black317,24459,53318.77%
White487,81333,3356.83%
Hispanic131,66032,16024.43%
Other51,00413,44026.35%
Asian56,2967,22712.84%
Multiple29,1604,89216.78%
Native3,06681826.68%

13.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.12%

Male Poverty Rate

14.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is Native, with 26.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is White, with 6.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.01%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.15%
High School14.96%
Some College10.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.87%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.56%
Male Unemployed30.02%
Female Employed7.98%
Male Employed5.42%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Income

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,695$90,144
Families$76,298$108,174
Married Families$97,872$131,540
Non Families$42,594$58,401

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

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


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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by War

47,385

Number of Veterans

41,938

Male Veterans

5,447

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam14,659
First Gulf War11,628
Second Gulf War8,541
Korea3,403
World War II1,652

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5414,920
65 to 7410,590
55 to 649,117
75+8,359
18 to 344,399

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White29,8476.64%
Black15,8036.64%
Hispanic1,5221.80%
2 or More7354.58%
Other4391.36%
Asian4000.92%
Indian1044.28%
Hawaiian5718.04%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment Status

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Age

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

6.8%

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