Demographics

Find the story in the numbers. See below to explore facts about Demographics in the Charlotte region. See how the region's counties compare to one another and how the metro area compares to peers around the country.

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  • Map of segregation patterns in Charlotte

    What made our city so divided? This book traces the roots

    Whether you have more time on your hands without a daily commute or you’re looking for something to read that’s not about the novel coronavirus, the new release of a classic book about Charlotte will shed light on the city’s inequalities. 
  • Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby

    Over-65 population varies across North Carolina

    The coronavirus crisis is growing across North Carolina, with a statewide stay-at-home order going into effect Monday, but the effects could be felt differently from place to place. 
  • 2020 Census online response

    See how many people in your neighborhood have taken the Census

    The 2020 Census is crucial for making policy, assigning Congressional seats and divvying up resources for the decade to come, but it’s one of the many institutions facing a big challenge from the coronavirus. Census response forms were sent nationwide last week, inviting people to respond online. People who respond online, over the phone or via mail  won’t get a knock on their door from a Census worker — an especially important consideration in a time of pandemic.
  • A map showing student absenteeism by neighborhood in Mecklenburg County. Source: Quality of Life Explorer.

    New maps show Charlotte demographic trends

    New data on the Quality of Life Explorer mapping tool paint a picture of how demographics are changing across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, as well as other measures such as bicycle friendliness, voter participation and average water consumption.