Latest Data (2016)
Population 842,051
Nationwide Rank 17

Quick Facts

Charlotte, North Carolina is the 17th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Charlotte, North Carolina is a city.

Charlotte, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 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
2000-2016
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,492,510 28.2%
8 San Diego, California 1,406,630 14.6%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,317,929 10.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,025,350 13.4%
11 Austin, Texas 947,890 41.0%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 880,619 19.5%
13 San Francisco, California 870,887 12.0%
14 Columbus, Ohio 860,090 20.1%
15 Indianapolis, Indiana 855,164 9.3%
16 Fort Worth, Texas 854,113 56.4%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 842,051 47.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 704,352 24.8%
19 Denver, Colorado 693,060 24.6%
20 El Paso, Texas 683,080 20.9%
21 Washington, District of Columbia 681,170 19.1%
22 Boston, Massachusetts 673,184 14.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,795 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 660,388 20.9%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,717 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
17 Charlotte 842,051 47.7%
41 Raleigh 458,880 58.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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