Charlotte, NC Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Charlotte?

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There are 864,871 residents in Charlotte, with a median age of 34.5. Of this, 48.25% are males and 51.75% are females. US-born citizens make up 81.12% of the resident pool in Charlotte, while non-US-born citizens account for 7.82%. Additionally, 11.06% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 708,599 people in Charlotte currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 864,871 -1.0%
Male Population 417,332 -0.5%
Female Population 447,539 -1.5%
Male population 48.25%
Female population 51.75%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.5 0.3%
Citizen US Born 701,592 -1.3%
Citizen not US Born 67,623 1.9%
Not Citizen 95,656 -0.9%
Citizen US Born 81.12%
Citizen not US Born 7.82%
Not Citizen 11.06%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 8,346 4.2%
Moved from Same County 86,090 -4.0%
Moved from Same State 17,711 -2.3%
Moved from Different State 33,756 -6.2%
Same House as Last Year 708,599 -0.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.98%
Moved from Same County 10.07%
Moved from Same State 2.07%
Moved from Different State 3.95%
Same House as Last Year 82.93%

What are the employment statistics in Charlotte?

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White-collar workers make up 81.33% of the working population in Charlotte, while blue-collar employees account for 18.67%. There are also 40,556 entrepreneurs in Charlotte (8.65% of the workforce); 359,244 workers employed in private companies (76.66%); and 38,797 people working in governmental institutions (8.28%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 381,110 -0.6%
Blue Collar 87,500 0.4%
White Collar 81.33%
Blue Collar 18.67%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 40,556 1.9%
Private Companies 359,244 -0.6%
Governmental Workers 38,797 1.8%
Not for Profit Companies 30,013 -3.9%
Self Employees 8.65%
Private Companies 76.66%
Governmental Workers 8.28%
Not for Profit Companies 6.4%

How many households are there in Charlotte?

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There are a total of 345,944 households in Charlotte, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 57.39% of these Charlotte households, while non-family units account for the remaining 42.61%. Additionally, 30.25% of households have children and 69.75% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 345,944 2.0%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.8%
Family Households 198,553 0.8%
Non-family Households 147,391 3.7%
Family Households 57.39%
Non-family Households 42.61%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 104,637 0.7%
Households without Children 241,307 2.7%
Households with Children 30.25%
Households without Children 69.75%

What are the median and average incomes in Charlotte?

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The average annual household income in Charlotte is $104,228, while the median household income sits at $68,367 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $73,058, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $78,174. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $41,465 and $49,800, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $104,228 5.9%
Median Household Income $68,367 4.6%
People below Poverty Level 97,480 -3.4%
People above Poverty Level 743,323 -0.6%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Charlotte?

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There are 374,123 housing units in Charlotte, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1992. Of the 345,944 occupied housing units in Charlotte, 52.73% are owner-occupied, while 47.27% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 75.89% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $263,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,278 per month in Charlotte.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 374,123 1.9%
Median Year Built 1992 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 10,088 -0.3%
Built between 1940 and 1949 9,452 -1.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 23,505 -3.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 32,493 -3.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 41,978 0.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 53,849 0.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 72,181 -0.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 80,490 -0.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 49,481 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 606 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 345,944 2.0%
Owner Occupied 182,425 1.9%
Renter Occupied 163,519 2.2%
Owner Occupied 52.73%
Renter Occupied 47.27%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 138,448 1.4%
Without Mortgage 43,977 3.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $263,100 9.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $239,400 10.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,278 5.7%
With Mortgage 75.89%
Without Mortgage 24.11%

What is the level of education in Charlotte?

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Approximately 23.73% of the population in Charlotte holds a high school degree (that's 157,589 residents), while 21.21% have attained a college certificate (157,909 locals) and 27.97% have a bachelor's degree (185,753 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 32,974 1.2%
Some High School 157,589 -1.4%
Some College 157,909 -3.4%
Associate Degree 51,485 -3.0%
Bachelor's Degree 185,753 0.4%
Graduate Degree 95,412 3.6%
No High School 4.97%
Some High School 23.73%
Some College 21.21%
Associate Degree 7.75%
Bachelor's Degree 27.97%
Graduate Degree 14.37%

What is the marital status of Charlotte residents?

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A total of 288,737 people in Charlotte have never been married (which represents 41.44% of the total population), while 309,484 of them are wedded (44.42%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 17,017 (2.44%) and 71,460 (10.26%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 288,737 -0.1%
Married 309,484 -1.2%
Separated 17,017 -0.9%
Widowed 27,048 -5.4%
Divorced 71,460 0.9%
Never Married 41.44%
Married 44.42%
Separated 2.44%
Widowed 3.88%
Divorced 10.26%

What are the most common means of transportation in Charlotte?

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The top three means of transportation people in Charlotte use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 354,197 residents commute by car, 8,581 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 8,151 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 354,197 -6.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 8,581 -13.8%
Subway or Elevated 267 N/A
Railroad 2,133 6.0%
Ferryboat 55 685.7%
Bicycle 629 16.7%
Motorcycle 281 -17.1%
TaxiCab 1,176 -1.2%
Walk 8,151 -11.2%

What is the median and average household income in Charlotte by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
28202 14,359 8,231 $93,150.00 $126,699.00
28203 17,358 9,821 $91,567.00 $131,587.00
28204 8,649 5,070 $72,500.00 $113,467.00
28205 51,418 21,826 $61,525.00 $88,763.00
28206 12,812 5,690 $37,299.00 $55,925.00
28207 9,733 4,134 $192,500.00 $350,708.00
28208 40,885 15,641 $44,711.00 $62,060.00
28209 23,339 11,339 $84,113.00 $140,548.00
28210 48,214 20,838 $79,403.00 $120,828.00
28211 31,581 13,019 $101,827.00 $186,095.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 28202 28203 28204 28205 28206 28207 28208 28209 28210 28211 28212 28213 28214 28215 28216 28217 28226 28227 28244 28262 28269 28270 28273 28277 28278 28280 28282

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