Charlotte 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 873,570 residents in Charlotte, with a median age of 34.4. Of this, 47.99% are males and 52.01% are females. US-born citizens make up 81.36% of the resident pool in Charlotte, while non-US-born citizens account for 7.6%. Additionally, 11.04% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 710,885 people in Charlotte currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 873,570 1.9%
Male Population 419,246 1.8%
Female Population 454,324 2.0%
Male population 47.99%
Female population 52.01%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.4 0.6%
Citizen US Born 710,701 1.2%
Citizen not US Born 66,387 7.4%
Not Citizen 96,482 3.1%
Citizen US Born 81.36%
Citizen not US Born 7.6%
Not Citizen 11.04%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 8,006 -2.3%
Moved from Same County 89,687 -2.8%
Moved from Same State 18,121 -5.9%
Moved from Different State 36,008 -1.5%
Same House as Last Year 710,885 3.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.93%
Moved from Same County 10.4%
Moved from Same State 2.1%
Moved from Different State 4.17%
Same House as Last Year 82.4%

What are the employment statistics in Charlotte?

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White-collar workers make up 81.48% of the working population in Charlotte, while blue-collar employees account for 18.52%. There are also 39,820 entrepreneurs in Charlotte (8.46% of the workforce); 361,375 workers employed in private companies (76.8%); and 38,102 people working in governmental institutions (8.1%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 383,404 2.7%
Blue Collar 87,136 0.6%
White Collar 81.48%
Blue Collar 18.52%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 39,820 2.9%
Private Companies 361,375 2.0%
Governmental Workers 38,102 2.3%
Not for Profit Companies 31,243 5.3%
Self Employees 8.46%
Private Companies 76.8%
Governmental Workers 8.1%
Not for Profit Companies 6.64%

How many households are there in Charlotte?

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There are a total of 338,985 households in Charlotte, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 58.08% of these Charlotte households, while non-family units account for the remaining 41.92%. Additionally, 30.66% of households have children and 69.34% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 338,985 2.6%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.8%
Family Households 196,889 1.4%
Non-family Households 142,096 4.3%
Family Households 58.08%
Non-family Households 41.92%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 103,945 2.4%
Households without Children 235,040 2.7%
Households with Children 30.66%
Households without Children 69.34%

What are the median and average incomes in Charlotte?

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The average annual household income in Charlotte is $98,462, while the median household income sits at $65,359 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $68,239, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $75,183. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $36,429 and $48,393, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $98,462 4.2%
Median Household Income $65,359 4.1%
People below Poverty Level 100,871 -5.1%
People above Poverty Level 747,673 2.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Charlotte?

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There are 367,252 housing units in Charlotte, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1991. Of the 338,985 occupied housing units in Charlotte, 52.82% are owner-occupied, while 47.18% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 76.27% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $239,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,209 per month in Charlotte.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 367,252 2.2%
Median Year Built 1991 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 10,114 -1.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 9,580 1.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 24,284 2.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 33,537 -1.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 41,833 -3.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 53,808 -0.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 72,359 3.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 80,626 -2.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 41,111 29.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 338,985 2.6%
Owner Occupied 179,054 2.4%
Renter Occupied 159,931 2.8%
Owner Occupied 52.82%
Renter Occupied 47.18%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 136,567 0.9%
Without Mortgage 42,487 7.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $239,500 6.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $216,600 4.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,209 2.5%
With Mortgage 76.27%
Without Mortgage 23.73%

What is the level of education in Charlotte?

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Approximately 23.89% of the population in Charlotte holds a high school degree (that's 159,837 residents), while 21.9% have attained a college certificate (163,444 locals) and 27.65% have a bachelor's degree (185,058 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 32,578 1.7%
Some High School 159,837 1.0%
Some College 163,444 3.0%
Associate Degree 53,095 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 185,058 3.0%
Graduate Degree 92,069 3.3%
No High School 4.87%
Some High School 23.89%
Some College 21.9%
Associate Degree 7.93%
Bachelor's Degree 27.65%
Graduate Degree 13.76%

What is the marital status of Charlotte residents?

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A total of 289,029 people in Charlotte have never been married (which represents 41.19% of the total population), while 313,324 of them are wedded (44.65%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 17,172 (2.45%) and 70,811 (10.09%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 289,029 3.4%
Married 313,324 1.2%
Separated 17,172 -4.4%
Widowed 28,583 3.1%
Divorced 70,811 1.6%
Never Married 41.19%
Married 44.65%
Separated 2.45%
Widowed 4.07%
Divorced 10.09%

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 377,374 residents commute by car, 9,949 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 9,180 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 377,374 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 9,949 -9.4%
Subway or Elevated 467 N/A
Railroad 2,012 29.1%
Ferryboat 7 16.7%
Bicycle 539 -15.7%
Motorcycle 339 21.5%
TaxiCab 1,190 8.3%
Walk 9,180 -1.3%

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 14,153 7,528 $100,709.00 $129,714.00
28203 17,587 9,680 $87,725.00 $125,976.00
28204 7,691 4,516 $70,000.00 $104,908.00
28205 50,461 21,075 $56,196.00 $82,355.00
28206 12,260 5,265 $33,718.00 $47,998.00
28207 10,294 4,166 $177,898.00 $323,223.00
28208 41,893 15,189 $41,030.00 $56,814.00
28209 24,373 11,670 $82,942.00 $128,279.00
28210 48,715 20,613 $75,703.00 $111,063.00
28211 31,510 12,897 $93,236.00 $168,428.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 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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