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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Charlotte city, North Carolina

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Charlotte city, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,093,901 872,498
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 919,668 735,692
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18.9% 18.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 919,628 731,424
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
23.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
10.0%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
52.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.5%
49.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
32.9%
35.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.4%
6.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.6%
14.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.4%
41.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 48,118 36,080
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 15.0% 16.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 454,062 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 56.5% 52.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $219,800 $200,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,462 $1,419
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $492 $489
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,099 $1,086
Building permits, 2018 14,049 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 403,546 323,709
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.57 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 81.3% 80.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 19.7% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 93.4% 92.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 86.5% 85.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.1% 88.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 44.8% 43.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.7% 5.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.7%
14.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 71.1% 71.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.5% 66.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,845,124 2,413,557
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,163,870 7,031,767
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,150,033 9,376,077
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,895,908 19,884,597
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,756,869 10,901,026
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,228 $14,062
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.2 25.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $64,312 $60,886
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $37,298 $36,426
Persons in poverty, percent
11.7%
14.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 32,102 X
Total employment, 2017 623,205 X
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 38,422,403 X
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.6% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 99,156 X
All firms, 2012 101,799 81,973
Men-owned firms, 2012 52,010 41,600
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,281 32,008
Minority-owned firms, 2012 36,742 32,449
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 60,404 45,269
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,615 7,655
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 86,440 69,136
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,755.5 2,457.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 523.84 297.68
FIPS Code 37119 3712000
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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