Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
2.57M
1.74% 1-year growth
Median Age
37.4

Poverty Rate
12.7%

Median Household Income
$62,068
1.49% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$215,500
9.34% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1.3M
3.55% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC had a population of 2.57M people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $62,068. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC grew from 2.53M to 2.57M, a 1.74% increase and its median household income grew from $61,156 to $62,068, a 1.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.02%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.97%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.53%). 14.8% of the households in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 93.7% of the residents in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (8,035 degrees awarded in 2019), Central Piedmont Community College (3,423 degrees), and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (2,502 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was $215,500, and the homeownership rate was 65.7%. Most people in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina and South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina and South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 51.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (44.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.62%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Lindsey Graham, and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina and South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina and South Carolina is currently represented by 20 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
51.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina and South Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina and South Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina and South Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina and South Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Lindsey Graham, and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing North Carolina and South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina and South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina and South Carolina

North Carolina and South Carolina is currently represented by 20 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina and South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC is home to a population of 2.57M people, from which 93.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 9.52% of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC residents were born outside of the country (245k people).

In 2018, there were 2.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55M people) in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 568k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 155k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are Spanish (219,899 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (11,149 speakers), and Hindi (10,700 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.55M ± 1.93k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    568k ± 7.11k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    155k ± 8.08k
10.5%
Hispanic Population
270k people

In 2018, there were 2.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55M people) in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 568k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 155k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are hispanic (270k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    219,899 speakers (9.11%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    11,149 speakers (0.462%)
  3. Hindi
    10,700 speakers (0.443%)

14.8% of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was Spanish. 9.11% of the overall population of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are native Spanish speakers. 0.462% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.443% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.52%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
245k people
9.44%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
239k people

As of 2018, 9.52% of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC residents (245k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was 9.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    281,764 ± 17,449 people
  2. India
    93,735 ± 9,921 people
  3. Honduras
    65,412 ± 8,725 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina and South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 281,764 North Carolina and South Carolina residents, followed by India with 93,735 and Honduras with 65,412.

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Citizenship

93.7%
2018 Citizenship
93.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.7% of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    42,612 ± 2,625
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    28,065 ± 3,198
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    25,184 ± 2,481

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC is $62,068. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,401. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,965. The income inequality in South Carolina is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC employs 1.3M people. The largest industries in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (154,752 people), Manufacturing (148,615 people), and Retail Trade (144,985 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,299), Utilities ($81,307), and Finance & Insurance ($76,362).

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,068
2018 value
± $829
1.49%
1 Year Growth
± 2.06%

Households in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC have a median annual income of $62,068, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,156 in 2017, which represents a 1.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,597
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,174
$48,401
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $831
$62,069
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,506
$44,965
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,052

In 2019, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.33 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina and South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $65,628 ± $4,429
  2. White
    $54,443 ± $852
  3. Two or More Races
    $37,867 ± $3,715
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Carolina
  1. Asian
    $65,179 ± $9,434
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $59,283 ± $12,739
  3. White
    $52,982 ± $1,123

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC is from North Carolina and South Carolina.
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2018 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.464
2018 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.426% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.459 and income inequality had a 1.12% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina and South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

The following map shows all of the counties in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (309k out of 2.44M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    159,622 ± 2,983
  2. Black
    103,133 ± 2,519
  3. Hispanic
    58,797 ± 1,868

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.3M
2018 Value
± 20,005
3.55%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC grew at a rate of 3.55%, from 1.26M employees to 1.3M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, are Management Occupations (146,966 people), Sales & Related Occupations (143,839 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (143,272 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (146,966 people), Sales & Related Occupations (143,839 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (143,272 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.29 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.16 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,403), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,159), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.3M
2018 Value
± 20,005
3.55%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC grew at a rate of 3.55%, from 1.26M employees to 1.3M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (154,752 people), Manufacturing (148,615 people), and Retail Trade (144,985 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, though some of these residents may live in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (154,752 people), Manufacturing (148,615 people), and Retail Trade (144,985 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.52 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,299), Utilities ($81,307), and Finance & Insurance ($76,362).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina and South Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina and South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $65.8B
  2. $65.7B
  3. $46.7B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina and South Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.8B, followed by Machinery ($65.7B) and Pharmaceuticals ($46.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina and South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth
$252B
2018 Value in South Carolina
$524B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound South Carolina trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 108% to $524B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina and South Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina and South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $47.3B
  2. $28.4B
  3. $24.7B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina and South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $47.3B, followed by Virginia with $28.4B and Texas and $24.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina and South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC awarded 25,447 degrees. The student population of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC is skewed towards women, with 41,968 male students and 55,711 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are White (14,419 and 59.7%), followed by Black or African American (4,923 and 20.4%), Hispanic or Latino (2,124 and 8.8%), and Unknown (894 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (8,035 and 31.6%), Central Piedmont Community College (3,423 and 13.5%), and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (2,502 and 9.83%).

The most popular majors in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,988 and 11.7%), General Business Administration & Management (1,735 and 6.82%), and Information Technology (905 and 3.56%).

The median tuition costs in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC are $18,500 for private four year colleges, and $13,248 and $17,246 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 505 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 732 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 580 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was General Biological Sciences with 505 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,035 degrees awarded
  2. 3,423 degrees awarded
  3. 2,502 degrees awarded
$13,248
Median In-State Public
$18,500
Median Private

In 2019, the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Charlotte with 8,035 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

10,873
Degrees Awarded to Men
14,574
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 10,873 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, which is 0.746 times less than the 14,574 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    14,419 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    4,923 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,124 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was White students. These 14,419 degrees mean that there were 2.93 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,923 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC was $215,500 in 2018, which is 0.938 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $197,100 to $215,500, a 9.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$215,500
2018 Median
± $3,571
$197,100
2017 Median
± $2,654

In 2018, the median property value in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC grew to to $215,500 from the previous year's value of $197,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$62,068
Median Household Income
± $829
960k
Number of Households
± 15,416

In 2018, the median household income of the 960k households in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC grew to $62,068 from the previous year's value of $61,156.

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.7%
2018 Homeownership
65.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65.7% of the housing units in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.2% of the workforce in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.39%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.26%)

In 2018, 79.2% of workers in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.39%) and those who worked at home (7.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC has health coverage, with 51.7% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1494 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1767 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina and South Carolina.
1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina
1,494 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,494 patients per year. This represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina and South Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina and South Carolina.
$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$7,311
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Carolina

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%
Uninsured
51.7%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC grew by 6.67% from 9.52% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.4% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina and South Carolina, at 27.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina and South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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