Regional data

Regional statistics you can visualize, customize and share

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.

Articles about data

  • Minding the gap – CMS’ focused efforts highlighted

    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.
  • Graduation at Catawba College in Rowan County in 2010.

    Where everybody is above average

    In Garrison Keillor’s mythical home town of Lake Wobegon, all the children are above average.  In terms of where the college-educated live, there are a few Lake Wobegons, and then there is everywhere else.
  • Indian Hindu extended family holds a traditional ceremony in Charlotte suburban garage.

    New reality: the rise of high-skilled immigrants

    When you think of an immigrant, what comes to mind: the person who helped build your house, or the physician discussing your treatment plan?  New research finds just as many highly skilled working-age immigrants living in the United States as low-skilled ones, with the growth rate of more educated arrivals now outpacing that of immigrants with little education.