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  • Explore CMS data at the school level

    The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute has partnered with MeckEd to provide a series of interactive maps that allow the public to do their own exploration of CMS schools. Those maps have now been combined into a new interface that creates an integrated school data resource.  (Graphic: Zach Szczepaniak)
  • Attendees at Data Day talk to participating organizations at the event on March 26. Photo: Selena Skorman

    Charlotte spends a day learning about data

    More than 150 neighborhood organizers, nonprofit leaders, local government staff, academics, and interested citizens gathered March 26 at UNC Charlotte’s Center City building for the inaugural Charlotte Data Day. Materials presented at the event are now available online. (Photo: Selena Skorman)
  • Boundary change boosts Charlotte metro population

    In January, the Charlotte metro area population was 1.8 million people. In February, the metro area population was 2.3 million. Where did the half-million people come from? New boundaries were drawn for metropolitan statistical areas. (Photo: Downtown Chester, S.C., in Chester County, which was added to the Charlotte MSA. / Nancy Pierce)
  • Commuting in Charlotte region: Where do people work?

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 153,015 individuals who worked in Mecklenburg County commuted from another county in the Charlotte MSA – among the highest number of county-to-county commuters in the U.S. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)