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

  • Parks not keeping pace with Charlotte growth

    Moving back to Charlotte after 10 years away, I noticed changes in Latta Park. Were my memories idealized? Had it always looked like this? Or had it been neglected in my absence? Commentary.
  • UNC Charlotte PORTAL building. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Innovation study finds venture capital, research dollars lag

    Although existing entrepreneurial companies in Charlotte are seeing substantial revenue and job growth, an in-depth study of the state of entrepreneurship in Charlotte finds the area dramatically lags benchmark cities in inventions, venture capital and research dollars
  • Homeless man in uptown Charlotte. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Snapshot of poverty in Mecklenburg County

    The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is working with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force to present data shedding light on questions surrounding poverty and economic mobility in our community. This look at poverty facts for Mecklenburg County may surprise you.
  • Development at Carson Boulevard and South Boulevard, along light rail line. Photo: David Walters

    Trying to answer ‘Why are all these new buildings so ugly?’

    “You're an architect! Can you tell me why all these new buildings are so ugly?” If I earned $100 each time I’ve answered that question in the last few months, I could treat my wife to a vacation in Tuscany. Commentary.