Charlotte, North Carolina Population 2020

905,318
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Charlotte is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 905,318, it is the largest city in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States. Charlotte is currently growing at a rate of 1.85% annually and its population has increased by 23.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 731,424 in 2010. Spanning over 309 miles, Charlotte has a population density of 2,947 people per square mile.

The average household income in Charlotte is $90,983 with a poverty rate of 13.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,086 per month, and the median house value is $200,500. The median age in Charlotte is 34.1 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males.

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 Charlotte was:

  • White: 49.54%
  • Black or African American: 35.09%
  • Asian: 6.54%
  • Other race: 5.60%
  • Two or more races: 2.80%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Charlotte, North Carolina is 905,318, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 872,498.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 731,424.

Charlotte, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,657,91044,3501.67%
20192,613,56044,3501.70%
20182,569,21044,3501.73%
20172,524,86050,3802.00%
20162,474,48052,0702.10%
20152,422,41047,7401.97%
20142,374,67041,9801.77%
20132,332,69040,5201.74%
20122,292,17037,6601.64%
20112,254,51031,2701.39%
20102,223,2400.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White416,95749.54%
Black or African American295,31035.09%
Asian55,0536.54%
Some Other Race47,1245.60%
Two or More Races23,5502.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,1310.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4860.06%
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Charlotte Population Pyramid 2020

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Charlotte Median Age

34.1


Total

33.2


Male

35.1


Female

Charlotte Adults

There are 640,708 adults, (84,538 of whom are seniors) in Charlotte.

Charlotte Age Dependency

51.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Charlotte Sex Ratio

Female

437,238

51.95%

Male

404,373

48.05%

Charlotte Households and Families

Charlotte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Charlotte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73%27%
All52.9%47.1%
Male40.2%59.8%
Non Family39.5%60.5%
Female37.5%62.5%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All323,7092.5652.9
Married131,5103.373
Non Family131,2931.3439.5
Female46,2323.5737.5
Male14,6743.6940.2

3.3

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Charlotte Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29,2365.23%
9th to 12th Grade33,0575.91%
High School Graduate98,60517.63%
Some College112,57020.12%
Associates Degree42,4917.60%
Bachelors Degree158,94228.41%
Graduate Degree84,52415.11%
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Charlotte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White260,728250,893152,836
Black188,782169,13053,765
Hispanic62,59237,70710,623
Asian37,46430,39521,407
Other Race24,58313,4372,932
Multiple Races10,3589,5654,766
Native American2,1761,296342
Islander18714914

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 58.62%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,639$45,925$36,016
Less Than High School$21,791$24,604$17,267
High School Grad$27,076$30,729$22,342
Some College$33,291$37,772$30,448
Bachelors Degree$54,412$67,521$45,543
Graduate Degree$72,227$95,301$56,516

$40,639

Average Earnings

$45,925

Average Male

$36,016

Average Female

Charlotte Language

Charlotte Language by Age

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Charlotte Language

78.48% of Charlotte residents speak only English, while 21.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.04% of the population.

Charlotte Poverty

Charlotte Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black290,34952,37318.04%
Hispanic116,62829,07124.93%
White347,17823,9196.89%
Other46,75613,57529.03%
Asian54,4156,80612.51%
Multiple23,1614,01117.32%
Native3,07767521.94%
Islander478204.18%

13.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.70%

Male Poverty Rate

15.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charlotte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charlotte is Other, with 29.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charlotte is Islander, with 4.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.86%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.68%
High School15.38%
Some College10.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.33%
Male Unemployed27.85%
Female Employed8.02%
Male Employed5.50%

Charlotte Income

Charlotte Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,886$90,983
Families$75,159$110,204
Married Families$98,368$136,549
Non Families$44,406$60,186
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Charlotte Marital Status

Charlotte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

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 35-44.

Charlotte Marital Status by Race

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Charlotte Veterans

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36,080

Number of Veterans

31,636

Male Veterans

4,444

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,551
First Gulf War8,862
Second Gulf War7,752
Korea2,222
World War II1,051
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5411,085
65 to 747,705
55 to 647,143
75+6,073
18 to 344,074
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Name Veterans % of Total
White20,3896.14%
Black14,3246.50%
Hispanic1,3581.81%
Asian4501.07%
Other4191.41%
2 or More3752.79%
Indian923.82%
Hawaiian3111.36%

Charlotte Veterans by Education

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7.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charlotte Employment Status

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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41.17%

Born in North Carolina

83.54%

Native Born

16.46%

Foreign Born

10.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.54% of Charlotte residents were born in the United States, with 41.17% having been born in North Carolina. 10.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020905,31816,4101.85%
2019888,90816,4101.88%
2018872,49813,1511.53%
2017859,34716,4101.95%
2016842,93717,2042.08%
2015825,73318,1442.25%
2014807,58915,4061.94%
2013792,18318,8472.44%
2012773,33618,4962.45%
2011754,84016,3062.21%
2010738,534197,7063.16%
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%