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Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area&

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Population
2.47M
1.98% growth
Median Age
37.4
Median Household Income
$59,979
9.4% growth
Poverty Rate
12.3%
Number of Employees
1.22M
3.32% growth
Median Property Value
$188,100
8.17% growth

About the photo: View of Charlotte from the Central Ave. bridge over Independence Blvd.

Economy

The economy of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area employs 1.22M people. The economy of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Utilities; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.11; 1.75; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area are Retail trade (149,287), Manufacturing (144,177), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (138,504), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,583), Utilities ($66,401), and Finance & Insurance ($61,206).

Median household income in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is $59,979. Males in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area. In North Carolina the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,069. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is from the state of North Carolina.

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Diversity

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is home to a population of 2.47M people, from which 93.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is composed of 1.53M White residents (61.6%), 549,253 Black residents (22.2%), 245,765 Hispanic residents (9.9%), 86,249 Asian residents (3.49%), and 48,072 Two+ residents (1.94%). The most common foreign languages in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area are Spanish (181,588 speakers), Other Asian (9,342 speakers), and Vietnamese (9,221 speakers), but compared to other places, Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area has a relative high number of Gujarati (4,791 speakers), Laotian (1,628 speakers), and Hmong (2,346 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area awarded 23,553 degrees. The student population of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 9,888 male students and 13,665 female students. Most students in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area are White (13,562 and 57.6%), followed by Black or African American (5,156 and 21.9%), Hispanic or Latino (1,419 and 6.02%), and Unknown (1,081 and 4.59%). The largest universities in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area by number of graduates are University of North Carolina at Charlotte (6,434 and 27.3%), Central Piedmont Community College (3,522 and 15%), and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,855 and 7.88%). The most popular majors in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area are General Business Administration & Management (854 and 3.63%), General Psychology (523 and 2.22%), and General Biological Sciences (370 and 1.57%). The median tuition costs in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area are $29,333 for private four year colleges, and $3,737 and $16,908 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is $188,100, which is 0.92 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $173,900 to $188,100, a 8.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is 64.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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