Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population 2021

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina's estimated population is 1,143,570 with a growth rate of 1.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is the null largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 923,242 and has seen a growth of 23.86% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20211,143,57016,6101.47%
20201,126,96016,6001.50%
20191,110,36016,6101.52%
20181,093,75015,6201.45%
20171,078,13021,2302.01%
20161,056,90023,6602.29%
20151,033,24023,0102.28%
20141,010,23019,5531.97%
2013990,67723,6142.44%
2012967,06323,2402.46%
2011943,82320,5812.23%
2010923,242411,80980.52%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
1.47%
County Website
Founded
November 6, 1762
County Seat
2010 Population
923,242
Growth Since 2010
23.86%
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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White577,94353.79%
Black or African American339,02131.55%
Asian62,9225.86%
Some Other Race60,0105.59%
Two or More Races29,8592.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,1660.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5540.05%
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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population By Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2021

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Median Age

35.1


Total

34


Male

36.2


Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Adults

There are 818,217 adults, (117,292 of whom are seniors) in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Age Dependency

53.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Mujer

557,958

51.93%

Masculino

516,517

48.07%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
All56.4%43.6%
Masculino45.1%54.9%
Non Family41.5%58.5%
Mujer39.7%60.3%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All411,0972.5856.4
Married179,4213.2775.8
Non Family159,7451.3241.5
Mujer53,8773.5939.7
Masculino18,0543.6845.1

3.29

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade33,6024.66%
9th to 12th Grade36,4755.06%
High School Graduate122,51216.99%
Some College143,39419.89%
Associates Degree57,7918.02%
Bachelors Degree215,13429.84%
Graduate Degree112,01415.54%
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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White371,500358,529214,490
Black218,140198,41367,373
Hispanic75,55646,87713,818
Asian43,17335,57625,103
Other Race31,54017,5154,079
2+ Races12,44811,5025,858
Native American3,0241,830483
Islander23119855

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.15%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$43,202$50,592$37,832
Less Than 9th Grade$23,269$26,178$17,935
High School Graduate$29,336$32,265$24,045
Some College$35,214$40,874$31,054
Bachelors Degree$57,444$72,445$47,739
Graduate Degree$74,812$98,879$58,790

$43,202

Average Earnings

$50,592

Average Male

$37,832

Average Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

80.00% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 20.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.29% of the population.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black333,49850,30015.08%
Hispanic141,12030,95521.94%
White495,60430,2546.10%
Other59,44515,64726.32%
Asian62,2646,78610.90%
Multiple29,2754,62415.80%
Native4,1161,04325.34%
Islander536376.90%

11.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.51%

Male Poverty Rate

12.55%

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 26.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is White, with 6.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.25%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.56%
High School13.65%
Some College9.29%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.44%
Male Unemployed23.85%
Female Employed6.73%
Male Employed4.68%

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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,641$97,595
Families$83,557$118,044
Married Families$105,995$142,565
Non Families$46,674$62,621
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Income by Household Type

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

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47,874

Number of Veterans

42,209

Male Veterans

5,665

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13,596
First Gulf War12,184
Second Gulf War10,515
Korea2,859
World War II1,384

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5414,502
65 to 7410,448
55 to 649,003
75+8,632
18 to 345,289

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White29,4636.42%
Black16,6006.56%
Hispanic1,7891.98%
Other Race6691.77%
2+ Races5203.16%
Asian4430.92%
Native American942.87%
Islander8526.48%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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71%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 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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40.59%

Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

84.64%

Native Born

15.36%

Foreign Born

9.79%

Non Citizen

5.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.64% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 40.59% having been born in North Carolina. 9.79% 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

  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

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