Latest Data (2018)
Population 872,498
Nationwide Rank 16

Quick Facts

Charlotte, North Carolina is the 16th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Charlotte, North Carolina is a city.

Charlotte, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 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
2000-2018
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,584,138 4.6%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,532,233 31.6%
8 San Diego, California 1,425,976 16.2%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,345,047 12.9%
10 San Jose, California 1,030,119 14.0%
11 Austin, Texas 964,254 43.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 903,889 22.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 895,008 63.9%
14 Columbus, Ohio 892,533 24.6%
15 San Francisco, California 883,305 13.6%
16 Charlotte, North Carolina 872,498 53.1%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 867,125 10.8%
18 Seattle, Washington 744,955 32.0%
19 Denver, Colorado 716,492 28.8%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 702,455 22.8%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 694,583 17.6%
22 El Paso, Texas 682,669 20.8%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,662 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 669,053 22.5%
25 Portland, Oregon 653,115 23.2%
26 Memphis, Tennessee 650,618 -5.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
16 Charlotte 872,498 53.1%
41 Raleigh 469,298 61.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 872,498 16
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