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

  • Veterans in Mecklenburg: An infographic

    Mecklenburg County is home to one of the largest veteran communities in North Carolina. As one of the Regional Indicators Partners, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont collaborates with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute to monitor trends among veterans (and other populations Goodwill serves). This article features an infographic that provides a snapshot of the 55,000 veterans living in the county. (Photo: Goodwill)
  • Carolina metros: Changes in the landscape

    In the Carolinas, only Charlotte’s metro area tops 2 million people. Raleigh is roughly half that size, 1.2 million. No other Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the Carolinas top 1 million in population. But some of that is because the Triangle is not one MSA, nor is the Triad. (Bing Maps image shows the Carolinas without political boundaries.)
  • 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)