What you need to know about Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The population is 47% White, 31% Black, 5% Asian and 0% Native American or Native Hawaiian. 4% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 12% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The median income is $53,274 and the median home value is $170,200. For more on schools, real estate, business and health care in Charlotte, see each of the tabs above. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Charlotte has a Walk Score ® of 24.
Top 10 Child Libraries 2012
Top 10 Cities For Book Lovers 2010
Charlotte Blends Southern Tradition With Cosmopolitan Flair
The Charlotte region hosts more than 850 foreign companies, eight Fortune 500 corporate headquarters and is the No. 2 financial center in the United States.
Charlotte, NC Offers Trails, Museums and High Quality of Life
A sample of cultural and recreational attractions and activities in Charlotte USA.
Charlotte USA, NC Top Employers
Led by health-care providers and financial services, Charlotte USA is a region with a large and varied workforce that supports a variety of industries.

Population

774,807
Up by 13.65%
The 20 Best Food Trucks in the U.S.
If you died and went to food truck heaven, these are the ones you'd find there.
The Best Burgers in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte's Burger Scene Offers Diversity in Taste and Toppings

Nearby Cities

Business

Interested in learning more about the business climate in the Charlotte, North Carolina area? Visit BusinessClimate.com

Business Climate
Harvey Gantt Center
Charlotte Blends Southern Tradition With Cosmopolitan Flair
The Charlotte region hosts more than 850 foreign companies, eight Fortune 500 corporate headquarters and is the No. 2 financial center in the United States.
Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC Offers Trails, Museums and High Quality of Life
A sample of cultural and recreational attractions and activities in Charlotte USA.

Housing

Homes Owned 55.41%
55.41% Complete
Homes Rented 44.59%
44.59% Complete

Real Estate

In Charlotte, North Carolina


Ready to move to Charlotte? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Charlotte.

Median Home Price

$170,200
Higher than the state average
The Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
Charlotte USA, NC Top Employers
Led by health-care providers and financial services, Charlotte USA is a region with a large and varied workforce that supports a variety of industries.

Schools

In Charlotte, North Carolina


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Charlotte rates.

Median Household Income

$53,274
Lower than the national average

Business

In Charlotte, North Carolina


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Charlotte.

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Health

In Charlotte, North Carolina


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Charlotte.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 41%
41% Complete
Graduated High School 88%
88% Complete

Charlotte, NC's Rankings

Top 10 Child Libraries 2012
Top 10 Cities For Book Lovers 2010
Top 10 Best Cites for College Grads 2010