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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,110,356
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,110,356
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 919,664
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 919,628
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
33.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 47,874
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 15.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 466,911
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 56.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $238,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,494
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $500
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,146
Building permits, 2019 12,429
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 411,097
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 20.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 45.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,845,124
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,163,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,150,033
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,895,908
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,756,869
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,228
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $66,641
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,819
Persons in poverty, percent
10.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 32,438
Total employment, 2018 633,681
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 40,233,729
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 103,292
All firms, 2012 101,799
Men-owned firms, 2012 52,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,281
Minority-owned firms, 2012 36,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 60,404
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,615
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 86,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,755.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 523.84
FIPS Code 37119
Value Notes

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

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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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