Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population 2022

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina's estimated population is 1,160,170 with a growth rate of 1.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is the 3rd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 923,242 and has seen a growth of 25.66% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179011,3950.00%
180010,439-956-8.39%
181014,2723,83336.72%
182016,8952,62318.38%
183020,0733,17818.81%
184018,273-1,800-8.97%
185013,914-4,359-23.85%
186017,3743,46024.87%
187024,2996,92539.86%
188034,1759,87640.64%
189042,6738,49824.87%
190055,26812,59529.52%
191067,03111,76321.28%
192080,69513,66420.38%
1930127,97147,27658.59%
1940151,82623,85518.64%
1950197,05245,22629.79%
1960272,11175,05938.09%
1970354,65682,54530.34%
1980404,27049,61413.99%
1990511,433107,16326.51%
2010923,242411,80980.52%
2011943,82320,5812.23%
2012967,06323,2402.46%
2013990,67723,6142.44%
20141,010,23019,5531.97%
20151,033,24023,0102.28%
20161,056,90023,6602.29%
20171,078,13021,2302.01%
20181,093,75015,6201.45%
20191,110,36016,6101.52%
20201,126,96016,6001.50%
20211,143,57016,6101.47%
20221,160,17016,6001.45%
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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White568,31351.89%
Black or African American346,51431.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,8180.35%
Asian66,3766.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4260.04%
Some Other Race66,1166.04%
Two or More Races43,6073.98%
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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population by Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

568,717

51.93%

Male

526,453

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%
Male44.5%55.5%
Female41.9%58.1%
Non Family41.1%58.9%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All421,9502.5656.4
Married183,1453.2975.8
Male18,3083.5844.5
Female54,7113.5641.9
Non Family165,7861.3141.1

3.29

Average Family Size

2.56

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 Grade34,2564.64%
9th to 12th Grade35,8424.85%
High School Graduate122,64316.60%
Some College145,30819.67%
Associates Degree62,1128.41%
Bachelors Degree223,02930.19%
Graduate Degree115,56115.64%
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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
Asian45,20438,13027,685
White376,141363,990218,057
2+ Races19,94016,8117,639
Black225,780205,24271,080
Islander23721773
Hispanic78,34148,91715,163
Native American2,6721,650374
Other Race34,66818,8934,349

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.24%.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,179$52,326$38,385
Less Than 9th Grade$24,792$28,225$19,252
High School Graduate$30,273$33,377$25,750
Some College$36,136$41,942$31,690
Bachelors Degree$58,992$73,627$48,721
Graduate Degree$75,727$99,625$60,170

$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

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native3,70487023.49%
Hispanic144,74729,62920.47%
Black340,28047,41913.94%
Multiple42,6475,27112.36%
Asian65,9086,68610.14%
Islander404409.90%
White498,93330,2696.07%
Other16,531NaN%

10.90%

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 Native, with 23.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is Other, with NaN% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.62%
High School12.94%
Some College8.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.30%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.20%
Male Unemployed20.01%
Female Employed6.13%
Female Unemployed29.43%

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$69,240$101,506
Families$85,793$123,073
Married Families$108,587$148,427
Non Families$48,524$65,175
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Income by Household Type

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Marital Status

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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

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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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48,790

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War11,613
First Gulf War12,050
Vietnam13,577
Korea2,751
World War II1,235

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 345,852
35 to 5413,843
55 to 648,988
65 to 7410,924
75+9,183

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White28,3866.23%
Black17,9346.87%
Native American862.93%
Asian7241.44%
Islander6120.00%
Other Race8091.95%
2+ Races7903.14%
Hispanic1,9442.07%

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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71%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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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40.83%

Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

84.19%

Native Born

15.81%

Foreign Born

9.87%

Non Citizen

5.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.19% of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 40.83% having been born in North Carolina. 9.87% 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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