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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.
EXPLORE DATA BY SELECTING FROM ONE OF ELEVEN TOPICS
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.
While recent recognition lauds the efforts of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to address disparities among schools, the reality of the work still to be done is clearly visible in newly released maps of various school measurements.The maps, developed in a partnership between the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and MeckEd, let users explore graduation rates, student proficiency, per-pupil expenditures, teacher turnover rates, attendance and student-teacher ratios.
The recession may be officially over, but the financial and social wounds it inflicted continue. As new data released by the Census Bureau this week show, Mecklenburg County is no exception. In 2005, Mecklenburg County's poverty rate was 2 percentage points below the national average and nearly 4 points below the state's. But by 2010, the county's poverty rate was dead even with the national rate.