Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population 2020

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina's estimated population is 1,127,080 with a growth rate of 1.49% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20201,127,08016,5901.49%
20191,110,49016,5901.52%
20181,093,90016,5901.54%
20171,077,31020,6501.95%
20161,056,66023,3802.26%
20151,033,28022,8702.26%
20141,010,41019,6251.98%
2013990,78523,7022.45%
2012967,08323,3332.47%
2011943,75020,4922.22%
2010923,258411,82580.52%
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%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White574,45554.49%
Black or African American330,16131.32%
Asian60,9065.78%
Some Other Race54,3315.15%
Two or More Races30,1162.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,7790.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5660.05%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Median Age

35


Total

33.9


Male

36.1


Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Adults

There are 800,249 adults, (112,217 of whom are seniors) in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

547,593

51.94%

Male

506,721

48.06%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All56.5%43.5%
Male43.5%56.5%
Non Family41.7%58.3%
Female39.3%60.7%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All403,5462.5756.5
Married176,7823.2676
Non Family154,4261.3241.7
Female54,7033.5439.3
Male17,6353.6343.5

3.27

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,1874.57%
9th to 12th Grade37,6945.35%
High School Graduate122,37417.37%
Some College141,31920.06%
Associates Degree55,4807.88%
Bachelors Degree207,54029.46%
Graduate Degree107,80515.30%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White366,908353,631208,565
Black210,631190,03863,467
Hispanic72,84945,42313,359
Asian41,45634,03423,945
Other Race28,38515,8863,696
Multiple Races12,77311,8085,761
Native American2,7501,644476
Islander25521767

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,635$49,048$36,447
Less Than High School$21,952$24,736$17,318
High School Grad$27,824$31,662$22,724
Some College$34,185$40,187$30,576
Bachelors Degree$55,706$69,722$45,915
Graduate Degree$72,797$97,396$56,222

$41,635

Average Earnings

$49,048

Average Male

$36,447

Average Female

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language by Age

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Language

80.25% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 19.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.12% of the population.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black324,76955,77117.17%
Hispanic136,28232,69323.99%
White491,15931,3306.38%
Other53,96315,53928.80%
Asian60,1307,24012.04%
Multiple29,6304,79716.19%
Native3,72586123.11%
Islander558203.58%

12.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.50%

Male Poverty Rate

13.72%

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 28.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is Islander, with 3.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.48%
High School14.32%
Some College10.16%
Bachelors or Greater3.53%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.56%
Male Unemployed26.34%
Female Employed7.27%
Male Employed5.05%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Income

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,312$93,951
Families$79,806$113,155
Married Families$101,816$136,942
Non Families$44,685$60,280

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans

48,118

Number of Veterans

42,401

Male Veterans

5,717

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14,371
First Gulf War12,034
Second Gulf War9,926
Korea3,051
World War II1,437
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5414,915
65 to 7410,665
55 to 649,114
75+8,448
18 to 344,976
Name Veterans % of Total
White29,8276.57%
Black16,4186.70%
Hispanic1,7472.01%
2 or More5943.56%
Other5641.66%
Asian5101.10%
Indian1153.84%
Hawaiian9025.94%

$Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Employment Status

71.2%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.69%

Born in North Carolina

84.98%

Native Born

15.02%

Foreign Born

9.65%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.98% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 40.69% having been born in North Carolina. 9.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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