Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population 2023

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina's estimated 2023 population is 1,174,237 with a growth rate of 1.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is the 2nd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 919,628 and has seen a growth of 27.69% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population by Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2023

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Median Age

35.2

Total

34.2

Male

36.3

Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Adults

There are 837,431 adults, (122,780 of whom are seniors) in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female568,71751.93%
Male526,45348.07%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

3.29

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.94%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$44,179

Average Earnings

$52,326

Average Male

$38,385

Average Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

79.89% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 20.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.34% of the population.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

13.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.79%

Male Poverty Rate

11.91%

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 36.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is White, with 7.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.13%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 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.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

48,790

Number of Veterans

42,638

Male Veterans

6,152

Female Veterans

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by War

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

count

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

40.09%

Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

82.66%

Native Born

15.52%

Foreign Born

9.69%

Non Citizen

5.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.66% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 40.09% having been born in North Carolina. 9.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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