Lancaster County

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Articles about Lancaster County

  • Concord store aims at Latino customers. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Mapping ‘Latino’ in the Charlotte region

    The term “Latino,” like “Hispanic,” covers many different countries and cultures. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute decided to map the home countries of the Charlotte region region’s foreign-born Latino immigrants.
  • Providence Road and I-485. Photo Nancy Pierce

    What they said about Charlotte’s outerbelt

    Charlotte leaders have been talking about the outerbelt, Interstate 485, for decades. While most residents were concerned primarily with what it would mean for drive times, planners and others spent time contemplating the highway's effect on the area's growth. A sampling of comments over the years.
  • St. Johns Forest subdivision on N.C. 84 in Union County touts the county's low taxes and "good schools." Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Some suburbs facing the dilemma of high growth vs. low taxes

    In cities and counties surrounding Charlotte, tensions are swirling over rapid residential growth and – especially – how to pay for it. Can their low tax rates support urban services new residents want? (Explore interactive maps.)
  • Charlotte Regional Indicators: New look, new function

    Our Regional Indicators website now has a new home on the institute’s main website. You’ll find all the data that was on the previous site, but with improved functionality and a new look.