Charlotte, North Carolina Population 2022

925,290
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Charlotte is a city located in Mecklenburg County North Carolina. Charlotte has a 2020 population of 925,290. Charlotte is currently growing at a rate of 1.45% annually and its population has increased by 25.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 738,444 in 2010.

The average household income in Charlotte is $94,516 with a poverty rate of 11.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,185 per month, and the median house value is $235,000. The median age in Charlotte is 34.2 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the second-largest in the Southeastern U.S. after Jacksonville, Florida.

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 Religion Statistics

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 Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Charlottewas:

  • White: 46.67%
  • Black or African American: 35.47%
  • Other race: 6.66%
  • Asian: 6.63%
  • Two or more races: 4.14%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Charlotte, North Carolina is 925,290 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 925,290.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 738,444.

Charlotte, North Carolina Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20102,250,1200.00%
20112,281,23031,1101.36%
20122,318,67037,4401.61%
20132,358,66039,9901.70%
20142,400,48041,8201.74%
20152,447,90047,4201.94%
20162,499,70051,8002.07%
20172,550,37050,6701.99%
20182,592,95042,5801.64%
20192,636,88043,9301.67%
20202,680,82043,9401.64%
20212,724,75043,9301.61%

Charlotte Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White407,68446.67%
Black or African American309,83735.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,4680.40%
Asian57,8896.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3490.04%
Some Other Race58,1646.66%
Two or More Races36,1794.14%
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Charlotte Population by Race

Charlotte Population Pyramid 2022

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Charlotte Median Age

34.4


Total

33.4


Male

35.4


Female

Charlotte Adults

There are 669,182 adults, (90,759 of whom are seniors) in Charlotte.

Charlotte Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Charlotte Sex Ratio

Female

454,324

52.01%

Male

419,246

47.99%

Charlotte Population by Age

Charlotte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Charlotte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
All52.8%47.2%
Male41.8%58.2%
Female40.1%59.9%
Non Family39.2%60.8%

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charlotte Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All338,9852.5452.8
Married135,4803.3372.7
Male14,8943.6641.8
Female46,5153.640.1
Non Family142,0961.3239.2

3.32

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Charlotte Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,9715.28%
9th to 12th Grade31,0715.29%
High School Graduate98,60816.80%
Some College115,63319.70%
Associates Degree47,8118.15%
Bachelors Degree171,56629.23%
Graduate Degree91,22315.54%
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Charlotte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charlotte Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian39,16133,05524,239
White266,312257,851160,616
2+ Races17,09814,0966,342
Black202,242182,74660,191
Hispanic68,40741,29812,393
Native American2,3511,420294
Other Race30,56716,1323,465
Islander1671477

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.90%.

Charlotte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,641$50,050$37,663
Less Than 9th Grade$24,613$27,834$19,273
High School Graduate$29,707$32,333$25,627
Some College$35,510$40,634$31,730
Bachelors Degree$57,352$70,658$49,046
Graduate Degree$74,586$95,289$59,689

$42,641

Average Earnings

$50,050

Average Male

$37,663

Average Female

Charlotte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charlotte Language by Age

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Charlotte Language

78.07% of Charlotte residents speak only English, while 21.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.48% of the population.

Charlotte Language

Charlotte Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native3,35981924.38%
Hispanic125,52926,85521.39%
Black304,12144,52314.64%
Multiple35,3704,64413.13%
Islander3344011.98%
Asian57,5386,11710.63%
White349,84222,2056.35%
Other14,802NaN%

11.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.81%

Male Poverty Rate

12.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charlotte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charlotte is Native, with 24.38% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.35%.

Charlotte Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.00%
High School13.72%
Some College9.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%

Charlotte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.63%
Male Unemployed21.29%
Female Employed6.53%
Female Unemployed30.53%

Charlotte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charlotte Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,359$98,462
Families$80,247$120,644
Married Families$105,342$149,145
Non Families$48,539$64,721
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Income by Household Type

Charlotte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Charlotte Married by Age and Sex

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Charlotte Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Charlotte Marital Status by Race

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Charlotte Marital Status

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36,765

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War9,384
First Gulf War9,279
Vietnam9,566
Korea2,077
World War II905

Charlotte Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344,950
35 to 5410,522
55 to 647,255
65 to 747,711
75+6,327

Charlotte Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19,0345.76%
Black15,8626.78%
Native American622.39%
Asian4371.00%
Islander135.70%
Other Race7282.00%
2+ Races6292.95%
Hispanic1,7432.13%

Charlotte Veterans by Race

Charlotte Veterans by Education

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6.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charlotte Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Charlotte Employment by Age

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Charlotte Employment by Race

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Charlotte Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.36%

Born in Charlotte

82.81%

Native Born

17.19%

Foreign Born

11.04%

Non Citizen

6.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.81% of Charlotte residents were born in the United States, with 41.36% having been born in North Carolina. 11.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Charlotte Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18501,1000.00%
18602,3001,2007.65%
18704,4732,1736.88%
18807,0942,6214.72%
189011,5574,4635.00%
190018,0916,5344.58%
191034,01415,9236.52%
192046,33812,3243.14%
193082,67536,3375.96%
1940100,89918,2242.01%
1950134,04233,1432.88%
1960201,56467,5224.16%
1970241,42039,8561.82%
1980315,47474,0542.71%
1990395,93480,4602.30%
2000540,828144,8943.17%
2010738,444197,6163.16%
2011754,82916,3852.22%
2012773,26418,4352.44%
2013792,04718,7832.43%
2014807,40015,3531.94%
2015825,66818,2682.26%
2016843,11717,4492.11%
2017860,00216,8852.00%
2018872,51412,5121.45%
2019885,70813,1941.51%
2020898,90213,1941.49%
2021912,09613,1941.47%
2022925,29013,1941.45%

Charlotte Population by Year