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Welcome to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute's data portal. See below to explore facts about the Charlotte region from among 11 topic areas, compare your county to the metro region and the state, and explore in-depth data from our partner organizations.
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Environmental Stewardship is central to a number of CONNECT’s core values, but is particularly important to "a safe and healthy environment" and "sustainable, well-managed growth". The Charlotte region’s air quality is a leading indicator of public health and is directly related to choices about land use and transportation. The number of LEED-certified buildings has emerged as an important measure of sustainable, well-managed growth.
CMS’ newly improved graduation rates, though notable, summon the school system and our community to keep asking one pertinent question: What can be done for the forgotten 25 percent of the high school student population who did not receive a diploma?
In 2000, Hispanic/Latinos accounted for only 4.71 percent of the N.C. population. By 2010 the percentage was 8.39, making the state's rate of Hispanic growth sixth-fastest in the nation. This has been an important part of growth in urban areas in the state. But for a number of smaller towns, the recent growth in Hispanic population has made the difference between growth and decline.
How much are homes in your neighborhood worth? The era of upside-down mortgages and foreclosures has left homeowners across the country anxious about home values – theirs and their neighbors'. In the midst of this housing market upheaval, explosive growth in the Charlotte region has reshaped residential patterns.
Last year’s high school dropouts will cost North Carolina an estimated $4.4 billion in lost income, taxes and productivity over the students’ lifetimes, according to a recent Alliance for Excellent Education report. Although most people understand that education level affects income, it may come as a surprise just how much of a difference a high school diploma can make for both an individual’s earnings and wealth and to the community at large.