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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; United States

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
United States
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
16.0%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,093,901 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 919,668 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18.9% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 919,628 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
32.9%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.4%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.6%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.4%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 47,385 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 15.0% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 454,062 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 56.7% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $203,900 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,431 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $479 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,032 $982
Building permits, 2018 14,049 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 395,503 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.58 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 80.8% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 19.4% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.9% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 84.2% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.9% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 44.1% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.0% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.7%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 71.3% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 66.0% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,845,124 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,163,870 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,150,033 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,895,908 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,756,869 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,228 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 25.8 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $61,695 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $35,669 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 30,988 7,757,807
Total employment, 2016 607,555 126,752,238
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 36,809,778 6,435,142,055
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 3.2% 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 99,156 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 101,799 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 52,010 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,281 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 36,742 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 60,404 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,615 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 86,440 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,755.5 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 523.84 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 37119 00
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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