Nationwide Claims to Fame

Charlotte is 15th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Charlotte is 16th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Charlotte is 16th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Charlotte is 17th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Charlotte is 18th out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

Charlotte is 22nd out of 4,905 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Charlotte is 27th out of 6,406 other cities in Size in square miles

Statewide Claims to Fame

Charlotte is 1st in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Charlotte is 1st in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Charlotte is 1st in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Charlotte is 1st in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Charlotte is 1st in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Charlotte is 1st in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Charlotte is 1st in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Charlotte is 6th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Charlotte is 9th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Asian

Charlotte is 11th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

Charlotte, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Charlotte Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 775,202 1st 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 297.7 1st 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,457.1 6th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Charlotte Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.6% 36th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.2% 50th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.5% 122nd 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Charlotte Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.9% 66th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 39.6% 28th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Charlotte Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 50.0% 122nd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 35.0% 32nd 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 53rd 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 5.0% 9th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 32nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.7% 28th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 13.1% 21st 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 45.1% 125th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Charlotte Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.7% 86th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 14.7% 11th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Charlotte Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 319,918 1st 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 33.5% 20th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 287,302 1st 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 58.7% 76th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $174,100 52nd $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.5 70th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Charlotte Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $31,667 28th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $53,146 42nd $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 15.0% 76th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Charlotte Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 68,564 1st 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $10,101,369 1st $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $15,084 81st $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $2,107,737 1st $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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