Welcome to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

We are a nonpartisan, applied research and community outreach institute at UNC Charlotte, seeking solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities.
Pedestrians wait for light to change at Trade and Tryon in uptown Charlotte. Photo: Nancy Pierce

One county, different views on opportunity

Even within one urban county, viewpoints on some issues can differ significantly based on race, education or political affiliation, according to results from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s 2017 Annual Survey.

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Charlotte Regional Indicators


If you value the work of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute as we analyze trends in the Charlotte region and the Carolinas, consider a tax-deductible gift to help sustain our operations. We appreciate your support.

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