Latest Data (2017)
Population 859,035
Nationwide Rank 17

Quick Facts

Charlotte, North Carolina is the 17th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Charlotte, North Carolina is a city.

Charlotte, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Charlotte had its largest population ever.

Charlotte, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 93% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Charlotte, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,511,946 29.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,419,516 15.7%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,341,075 12.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,035,317 14.5%
11 Austin, Texas 950,715 41.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 892,062 21.1%
13 San Francisco, California 884,363 13.7%
14 Columbus, Ohio 879,170 22.7%
15 Fort Worth, Texas 874,168 60.1%
16 Indianapolis, Indiana 863,002 10.3%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 859,035 50.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 724,745 28.4%
19 Denver, Colorado 704,621 26.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 693,972 21.3%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 685,094 16.0%
22 El Paso, Texas 683,577 21.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 673,104 -28.7%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 667,560 22.2%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,236 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 647,805 22.2%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
17 Charlotte 859,035 50.7%
41 Raleigh 464,758 60.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 859,035 17
2016 842,051 17
2015 827,097 17
2014 809,958 17
2013 792,862 16
2012 775,202 17
2011 756,213 17
2010 731,424 17
2009 704,422 18
2008 687,971 18
2007 669,690 19
2006 652,202 18
2005 631,160 19
2004 614,446 19
2003 601,245 20
2002 590,857 21
2001 581,562 21
2000 569,858 22
1990 426,984 33
1980 314,447 47
1970 241,178 60
1960 201,564 59
1950 134,042 70
1940 100,899 91